Ken Gullettes podcast interview with Marin Spivack covering a wide range of Chen Taijiquan and internal arts and gongfu culture topics, part 1 of 2. Part 1 of a 2-part conversation between Ken Gullette and Marin Spivack, the senior western
Welcome to the applications laboratory. Here is where we play, consider, experiment and assemble. In this method, Chen Taijiquan applications are not stored in eroding antique books or museums, or the rarified hands of ordained “masters”, but in the
One of the special qualities of Taijiquan gongfu, is the ‘through the looking glass’ aspect of the practice. Regardless of the ever-ongoing debate about the meaning of ‘internal’ in internal arts, there is a very obvious and easy to grasp
Writing from Beijing, again. Revisiting old friends, old places, old feelings, and rekindling and examining old thoughts. Something as simple and powerful as a smell can return one to the root and seed of gongfu acquisition, if that is how
Last one in this series, covering Practice flow, creative drills sanshou variations: This video touches on a subject that is both sensitive, and one that I have been working on privately for over ten years; how to bridge the gap
Some methods from, hi pat on horse, part wild horse mane, and step back press elbow can be seen among others: In the Taijiquan territory of today, the popular use for the term tuishou usually refers to a kind of
Discussion to follow.