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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 […]

Clarity

“The path into the light seems dark, the path forward seems to go back, the direct path seems long, true power seems weak, true purity seems tarnished, true steadfastness seems changeable, true clarity seems obscure.” You do not need more movement, you need the essence of movement. words within me, and yet not from me. String plucked […]

Wu ming

“The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth. The named is the mother of myriad things. Thus, constantly free of desire. One observes its wonders. Constantly filled with desire One observes its manifestations […]

Here

A blog post by a fellow traveler “The New Place“ In the month since I came back from Toronto I didn’t practice very often. The shock of a new environment once again dragged me back into old patterns. Having traveled most of my life, I can relate to this. Over the years I’ve come to […]