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Taiji: basic movements patterns and body coherence

  When I was a college student I used to give guitar lessons. It was a great way to earn money without being too time consuming and I soon realised that I really liked the teaching process, not to mention … Continue reading

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An Interview with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Last year I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang during his annual week of training in Reading hosted by Karel and Eva. (1) I’m not one who goes in for hero worship in any … Continue reading

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Postulating Posture – Part 1

For most people our posture is something that is generally unconscious. It is  something largely unfelt that operates autonomously behind the scenes of the commonly valued and perhaps more superficial physical attributes such as being thin or having pronounced muscular … Continue reading

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Attention!

To learn anything well or develop any skill you have to be able to pay attention. For me it is the single most useful attribute that anyone could develop to improve all aspects of their life. Paying attention means to … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Taiji

“To learn Taijiquan means to educate oneself”  Chen Xiao Wang For me Taijiquan is something that cannot be taught in the traditional sense but instead something that must be learned by the student. So as an active Taiji instructor I feel … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced

First published in no. 46 edition of  ‘Tai Chi Chuan’ Magazine Daniel: “When do I learn how to punch?”  Mr. Miyagi: “Better to learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, then karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, then better pack … Continue reading

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Practise Makes Progress

When I was 13 years old I was desperate to learn how to play the guitar and so after cajoling my poor parents enough I managed to get hold of a fairly decent instrument. Unfortunately, simply owning a nice looking … Continue reading

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