Are you a book lover like me? Then you probably have many of the best Tai Chi books, Qi Gong books and TCM books.
I like to read through them, sitting on my couch. But sometimes there are words or phrases I don’t understand. And as much as I love the Internet, I also love to have a paper book to cruise through.
About a year ago, I figured that I needed a dictionary. And even though I found many glossaries and lists online and in books, I could not find a dictionary. At least none that was dedicated specifically to Taijiquan and Qi Gong.
Thus I decided to write it myself! And after months of researching, reading, learning, contemplating, and tearing my hair out, it is finally here:
Most people know about Tai Chi (also Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan) because they have seen some old Chinese people moving slowly in a park in a documentary about China. But what about a Tai Chi documentary? Once you a are biten by the Tai Chi bug, you want to know more about the art, the history, the background.
I spent many Saturday nights watching one Tai Chi documentary after the other (poor me 😉 ). Thus now I can tell you what they are about and which I liked the most!
Recently I’ve seen a picture about how we could be like in Virtual Reality, and I cannot get that picture out of my head. I wondered how I could prepare myself and my family (especially my two young kids) for this new technology. How we could prepare for coping with Virtual Reality.
And I think, that Taijiquan will be of great help coping with Virtual Reality (VR). Because what will happen when VR really kicks into our everyday life:
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. And though it may seem obvious to wanting to travel to China, I think there are other interesting places to go. Like learning from Qi Gong masters in New York or Tai Chi masters in San Francisco would be awesome!
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: