Byron Jacobs ‘Drunken Boxing’ Podcast; Eposode 1 Featuring Marin Spivack

I have just launched a new martial arts, culture and related lifestyle podcast, the Drunken Boxing Podcast.

The first episode is out. It features Marin Spivack, who is a well-known Chen Taijiquan practitioner and is Chen Yu’s most senior western disciple. Marin has a wealth of knowledge and experience, as he was one of the early pioneers who came to Beijing to study and practice directly at the source. We get into many interesting topics today, and this turned out to be one of the most candid and deep discussions on many important and often misunderstood points that I think has been released anywhere.

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The first episode of The Drunken Boxing Podcast has just gone live! You can listen to it on the below Youtube Channel, or through the Soundcloud Podcast Service through their website or with the podcast’s RSS feed address through your favorite Podcast player.

Episode #001:
Marin Spivack, who is a well-known Chen Taijiquan practitioner and is Chen Yu’s most senior western disciple. Marin has a wealth of knowledge and experience, as he was one of the early pioneers who came to Beijing to study and practice directly at the source.

Marin Spivack’s Website: http://molingtaiji.com

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New View on Old Ties

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 spirits, no pun intended. Shiwu is really quite grown up and quite a pleasure. Shimu looks very well.

Beijing and revisiting has so many memories and new experiences it is not possible to convey but it is again a very strong feeling. Unpayable debts, unforgettable connections, and the strange thankfulness for impossible luck.

 

Marin Spivack Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia Workshop Poole UK #2

 

With dates tentatively set we are now in the planning phase of the next Poole, UK Chen Gongfu Jia workshop.

Comments, discussion and expression of interest welcome here, but arrangements should be made through Taichipoole above.
Registration was already close to full at outset of this plan, do make plans early, as Poole is not huge.

Summer 2019 in Poole, Dorset, England.
Tentative dates are June normal session June 21-st-June 24th, with extended session possible to June 26th.

Intensive training in Chen Taijiquan with Master level teacher, Marin Spivack, senior disciple of Chen Yu, and inheritor of the Chen Zhaokui line of Taijiquan Gongfu.

Attendance may be arranged via invitation or application to Chen Tai Chi South UK or Chen Zhaokui Taijiqun association North America. Only hard working serious students will be suited, and commercial teachers, status seekers, or casual seminar samplers looking for an angle to increase their status or profit will not be considered. This family art is actually far too challenging to waste time and effort on those who have no intent or ability to actually train and learn it. For the serious, non-commercial students we welcome you. Although we have a lot of fun, this is traditional gongfu training without the politics, delusion and ego. Thanks for your understanding.

4 days of hard training in this functional system of traditional gongfu that is complex, very rich in detail and both physically and psychologically gruelling, just as traditional Gongfu should be. We will be reviewing foundations and then continuing form, application and drill where we left off last time, with also room to welcome and bring up to speed new arrivals as needed.

A great opportunity to get started on learning the Chen Yu method from a high level expert and most senior representative of the style, outside of China.

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