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
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
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.
This August was a wonderful event, exhausting, inspiring, sweaty, bitter, affirming and stimulating. The attendees, around 11-12 of them of varying levels of experience and age all worked very hard and did well clarifying their understandings of the practice methods.
Yesterday we had the good fortune to welcome Yu Dechang to our gongfu family. He has been a very hard working and dedicated student and shows great promise to develop gongfu and carry on this rare art. His dedication and
Weather was favorable, the training was quite rigorous. The group was very inspired, friendly and focused. A good time was had by all and the seeds of this practice have been panted. Next session is in the planning phases.
Yesterday was a special day as we welcomes Omar Lakri through the door of traditional Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia! He has been a hard working student and now as a 21st gen. Tudi of the art he will walk
This is the old lineage chart given to us (students of Gene Chen) back in the 1990’s, before the commercialization of Chen family and the big business of Taiji Tourism. Memories..
T. Klugman practices Lan Zhayi absorbing local vibes.