The weather was sunny and actually quite warm (thanks global warming) bright fall leaves, much yellow and red. A bit of fire and wine and a whole lot of practical application, form and drill practice made for a memorable, fulfilling and rather sore and exhausting experience. Looking forward to doing this again in Likely April. Thanks to all who endeavored.
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Marin Spivack Chen Taijiquan Gongfujia Fort Collins #8 April 2022 workshop was a great time. Lately it’s just been too busy and too detail-rich to get into posting much content. Most of it is well beyond the scope of the public internet. it was exhausting, fun, and rewarding.
After more than a year of delay we were finally able to host our 7th Colorado workshop. It was not without some difficulty and a lot of nasal swabbing & testing. The weather was very bright and clear with beautiful fall leaves and no rain, thankfully.
We covered mainly basics and applications, leaving form to our online training and library resource which has been highly and rather unexpectedly effective. On Saturday the 23rd we had almost an all day long tuishou gladiator summit which was a lot of fun and quite exhausting, but it’s been a long time. People are done with non-doing at this point I think.
We had I guess 15 people and hopefully a lot of new ideas and points to improve to hold us for a while until the next visit in a number of possible locations. Thanks all to those who attended, new and old. We all hope to do this again soon and create more opportunities for practice and progress.
Enjoying regular training these days in the somewhat stable situation in Massachusetts. We welcome some new Tudi as well as very much enjoy some quality time over good food and drink. Taijiquan gongfu is for the old, who have eaten the bitter in their youth. It’s a huge blessing to have younger students in this traditional practice, giving us hope of its preservation in decades to come. Generational teaching and guidance is also big advantage, and then some of these great friends have been on this journey for 15 years, a big piece of life.
After a long year+ of covidtimes, bleakness and waiting we are starting to emerge and begin to practice (together) again. We had an excellent long weekend of training form and applications, sorely missed, a group of new Tudi, and many old friends re-experiencing the community that was lost but not conquered.
We will take what we can get for the moment and make the most of it.
I am offering online instruction, correction and support for our students and practitioners all over the world waiting their days away at home isolation and/or simply lack of access to visiting instruction etc. We all need support and inspiration. The teaching site is located at the members link on this site (https://members.molingtaiji.com/index.php)
This online learning arrangement has been ongoing since April. It is very successful and highly unique in its level of detail, quality control, personal attention, and of course difficulty. The teaching arrangement involves a discussion forum (registration open to the public), detailed instructional videos and live video instruction as well.
Given the nature of this art and my own approach to teaching it is also not really a public offering, but a suitability and commitment based offering; this is for the right people in the right situation with the right intention. Generally, this means student with the right psychological conditions, lack of poor character, required amount of dedication/fortitude, ability to follow-through, and suitable need-conditions.
This means this is for people who need it and are ready for it -those who are not already committed to another curriculum/teacher/school. Those who already have other/better options should stick to those. This is too demanding for a sideline approach. Those who’s goal is the become a teacher of this art and make money (anytime in the mid-future) this is not for you. Those who consider themselves ‘free agents’ hoping to get whatever they can from as many sources as possible this is not suitable either.
This is for those who really seriously want to learn this particular art, in this particular method from this particular teacher, because it is far too demanding and time/effort consuming to do for any other reason. That’s all fair warning, and we have done well so far to keep the level of seriousness good, it works. For those who know what they want feel free to apply via letter/message of interest through the molingtaiji.com contact form or the membersite message function explaining your background, current situation and reasons for interest and hopes for the future with this art.
If you would like to be involved in this please feel free to contact. New students will only be considered if they are/were planning to take on this practice as a commitment generally already, not just random or casual new students.