Some days ago, I wanted to find out how many people practice Tai Chi (Taijiquan). And I stumbled across a sentence in this article:
“It is estimated that Tai Chi has the largest group of practitioners in the world as a form of exercise.”
Say WHAT??? Continue reading
Recently I went to a workshop with Chen Bin, son of Chen Zhenglei. It was about the Chen style basics, so we did a lot of pole standing (Zhan Zhuang), Silk Reeling exercises (Chan Si Gong) and footwork.
And of course, Chen Bin talked to us about various other topics. Continue reading
I have to confess that I would LOVE to learn Qi Gong in China, or Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). And a lot of people actually ask me if I’ve been there. Well, I’ve been to China, but that was BEFORE I started practicing these arts.
Right now, I cannot travel extensively for Taijiquan and Qi Gong. But I am definitely thinking about it and want to do it in the future. Continue reading
Whenever I mention that Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is a martial art, people ask me: can you use Tai Chi for self defense?
Well, my usual answer to this is this: Continue reading
This week I read about an interesting challenge. It’s called the #taijimelody challenge. Yes, it involves a hashtag and happens on social media! And as my last post was about using technology to promote Taijiquan and Qi Gong, I got really excited. So I reached out to one of the initiators, Estevam Ribiero.
Estevam Ribeiro lives in Brazil and he started teaching Taijiquan in 1979. He is a disciple of Chen Xiao Wang. And he is also an amazing artist, painting wonderful pieces!
In just one sentence: what is the #taijimelody challenge? Continue reading