You have probably already heard about Cheng Man-Ching (郑曼青, also Zheng Manqing or Cheng Man’ching, 1902-1975). Many consider him one of the greatest Tai Chi masters in modern times. He moved to New York City in the 1960s and started bringing Tai Chi Chuan to the West.
And now, in 2016, a Cheng Man-Ching film is about to be released. I had the chance to do an interview with Barry Strugatz, the director:
I know many people – maybe even you – who want to do their Qi Gong exercises daily. But there are many reasons why that is not happening. Many (especially beginners) simply do not remember the moves from the class.
As you know, I like to blog. About Taijiquan (aka Tai Chi Chuan). Those are both my passions. But what exactly does it mean to be passionate?
When I think about passion, I imagine something like this (fast-forward to 0:30):
There is a gazillion Tai Chi videos on YouTube. And I truly love the diversity of them. There are some “dead serious” form videos from all kinds of styles. Some videos show helpful healthy Tai Chi exercises or explanations on specific moves. You can learn a lot from then. And then there are videos I am not so sure, in which category to put them. I just call them fun Tai Chi videos. Have a look at them and decide for yourself: