Marin Spivack Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia 2017 summer workshop Fort Collins Colorado highlights
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.
Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia Erlu 5-28-2016
Here, a recent snapshot of how Chen Taijiquan Erlu practice looked at a particular day, particular point in the practice cycle and particular mood.
Through the Door
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
Early Spring Classes, perfecting the shape
A Taiji Journey with Marin Spivack – Part 1
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
Tuishou Axis Application from Tuibu Yazhou
A Visit to the Chen Taijigongfu Applications Laboratory; “Tuibu Yazhou” & Peng vs. Chuan Zhang (Piercing Palm)
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
Through the Looking Glass of Gongfu
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