Saturday, May 4, 2013

Casey Payne is Accepting 36 Students


I have no idea what the payment structure is and how you or I will know you are a student but... I'm officially open for business. Maybe you should go to class and call Shane. He might know... I certainly don't.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

How Practicing Taichi Deepens Your Connection to "Source" (Dao)



The last post brought up another question. Even though this question may have been asked in harassing jest, I've decided to tackle it. :)
How does taichi chuan help to connect to the source? 
Excellent question!

 I'd like to begin with sharing an interview with Patrick Kelly as much of my answer is going to come from something I picked up from him during the seminar I attended in 2011. First I'll begin with my own answer and experience...

What Is The "Dao"

Monday, January 14, 2013

Yin And Yang In Taichi



Here's a comment (the only comment :( lol ) I got in the last post:
"I have a tai chi topic to discuss. Maybe you could talk about the concept of clear separation of yin and yang as it relates to tai chi and or life."
I like this topic. Gives me a lot of wiggle room to discuss pretty much anything. I'm not exactly sure what's being asked of me, but I'll start here.

Hard and Soft, Fast and Slow


Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the end of the (martial) world as we know it

I could have also titled this "The (martial) age of Aquarius." I'm sure my hipster mother would approve of either heading. Below we have a video with yet another title...

Marcelo Garcia and Tuishou Chen Do Karate-do

Disclaimer: Marcelo Garcia asked me not to post this on YouTube at the time. I'm hoping what he meant was "Hey random guy I don't know, don't put this on YouTube in a crappy way that goes against the spirit of the martial arts." Tuishou Chen won't have a problem. :)
Being there to see what happened above was very special to me. Being able to record it was special. And being able to share it with you is special.

I'm sure there are things that could be discussed about the content of the video. For example, taichi players, when first exposed to standup grappling, don't have a good understanding of the importance of protecting their legs/sprawling. I certainly didn't.  Exhibit A:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What Would Laozi Tweet?

My interest in tai chi push hands is only trumped by my interest in Daoism. I had an odd thought this morning. If Laozi had access to the various mediums we have today (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) how would he use them? Perhaps the answers already lie within the pages of the DDJ.

Just a quick thought for the morning before I head out to practice.

mtk

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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