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
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.
Translated by Linda Yeo (Nairobi), much thanks! Photos not exactly in original order- sorry. Part 1: Time has flown. It has been 30 years since my late father left me. Opening the dust of memories past, the past is like
This is a multi-part interview by a Podcast in Israel called “No Wax Needed” that focuses on broad variety of martial arts and martial arts related subjects. In this case their audience is not specially focused on Chen Taijiquan, or
Saturday we had cause for celebration as we welcome another long term compatriot in the Taijiquan gongfu pursuit through the door to deeper practice and preservation of this ages old art. Nuri Friedlander has been a hard working student for
The video series you are about to watch is a walk through of some of our in-the-moment fun and research. I, (Marin Spivack), am at the time these videos were made a 22 year practitioner, 20th gen. tudi of Chenyu,
Regarding shenfa and the deeper ‘mysterious’ structures and actions, many people can approximate these actions. Many people can watch some videos or spend an hour with a skilled practitioner and make a decent copy of the movements or actions they
Besides being a centuries old Chinese martial art, Chen Taijiquan always was and especially now is a kind of celebration of culture and philosophy. People the world over often see and use this practice as an affirmation and illustration of