A day in the park

Winter time,  a local Xingyi teacher takes a nap.  The others in Master Zhang’s group go about their practices while he sleeps. 在冬天練拳前,我們會掃雪,地面非常硬且寒冷。冬季的某一天,當地的形意拳師傅在打盹兒。 張師傅的學生們在他睡覺時仍進行他們的練習。 Master Zhang,  training our group in the park.  In his 90s at the time of the clip. 張師傅在公園裡教我們練拳。 在拍攝此影片時他已經九十幾歲了。 His style of training was very informal preferring to  let the art […]

Mind

意念 Often people ask about where they should put their mind, it should not be on ones self, the other or on the contact point…the writings of the Zen Master,  talks in terms of sword practice,  in principle its the same idea for the same reasons. The practice of taiji  frees ones mind, and body.  […]

mass

Often we talk about moving ones mass or anthers mass, instead of their weight. I use the word mass in order to help make it clear that we do not want to disrupt the others connection to the earth, nor do want to use our own in direct sense. “Your mass is the same wherever […]