Balance

Central equilibrium, the force of equilibrium.   MIYOKO SHIDA RIGOLO –ZEN JAPANESE DANCER Watching her movements one should understand that she is part of the demo.  She must be empty, in other words, she must remove her self from the demo in order to allow “it” to achieve its own equilibrium through her. 觀看她的動作應該明白:她是演示的一部分。 她必須是空的,換句話說,她必須從演示中移除她的自我,以便讓“它”透過她實現自己的平衡。 […]

There is no taiji

“Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. .”That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Boy: Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.” “男孩:不要試圖想彎曲湯匙。那是不可能的。 相反地只是試著去認識真相。Neo:這是什麼道理?男孩:沒有湯匙。Neo:沒有湯匙?男孩:那麼你會發現不是湯匙彎曲,只是你自己彎曲。” “To try and realize the truth.”   […]

Restoring force

回復力 ” Stand like a balanced scale and rotate actively like a wheel. ” 立如平準、活似車輪 Use no more then 4oz in dealing with others, do not allow more then 4oz to be felt on ones self.  Taiji is no less then one yin, one yang, combined with out separation. 不加四兩以上於對方,也不讓自我感受多於四兩。 太極不外乎一陰一陽、陰陽相濟。 ” Stand like a balanced scale […]

Convergence

Chinese Martial Art styles  (CMA) can be looked at in many ways. Strategies  or principles are  “the way trained skills are used” Tactics or skill sets,  developed to enable strategies to be used.   They define  “what is trained to gain a skill” Movement  embodies the over all method mind/body method that employ  “the type of […]

Master Zhang Yongliang

I was introduced to Master Zhang through a student of his David Kong, who had a push hand group in San Francisco many years ago. 認識張師傅是透過他的一個學生孔大衛。孔大衛多年前在舊金山組織了一個推手團體。 In meeting Master Zhang, his teaching and skill sets were so different and unique, I would spend the next ten years to this day following and studying from him, […]