Having just returned from my first visit to Beijing in 5 years I have a lot to think about. It was a specifically long and tiring trip as I first went to Poole, UK, accepted a very promising apprentice and
I have just launched a new martial arts, culture and related lifestyle podcast, the Drunken Boxing Podcast. The first episode is out. It features Marin Spivack, who is a well-known Chen Taijiquan practitioner and is Chen Yu’s most senior western
It’s been 5 years since I have seen Shifu. Life moves slowly and flies by. Beijing changed yet also not at all. In some ways things really come full circle in ways impossible to predict. Shifu was in very good
For 8 days we trained, joked, storied, ate & drank. It was a great time and a lot of territory was covered. We had many returning and some new attendees. Hopefully the wait will not be so long for the
Formally welcoming our newest apprentice into the line of gongfu Jia has been an excellent evening. The dedication Marc Ditcher’s practice and approach is certain to lead to a skilled carrier of this age old art for the benefit of
Gongfu can be practice anywhere, even in less than ideal conditions. The dedicated and driven practitioner will not be hindered by adverse locations and conditions, however the value of an ideal natural practice location also cannot be overlooked.
With dates tentatively set we are now in the planning phase of the next Poole, UK Chen Gongfu Jia workshop. Comments, discussion and expression of interest welcome here, but arrangements should be made through Taichipoole above. Registration was already