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THE PROFESSOR: TAI CHI's JOURNEY WEST

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Last night I attended the New York premiere of “the Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West” directed by Barry Strugatz at the Museum of the Moving Image June 9th, 2016 in Astoria, Queens New York. I have anticipated this release of this feature documentary for some time now. I learned of the film a few years ago while perusing kickstarter.com. When I learned the NY premiere was to be shown in Astoria Queens I knew I had to check it out. Cheng Man Ching was William C.C. Chen’s Tai Chi teacher. My Tai Chi teacher Bob Klein was a student of...

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WORLD TAI CHI DAY

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"On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations come together... to breathe together... to provide a healing vision for our world. Be a part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 on Long Island. Help spread the word!" - worldtaichiday.org Shorefront Park in Patchogue Long Island is one of the many locations around the world to hold this Tai Chi and Qigong event. This year's event was held from 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, April 30th, 2016. The weather was great, check out the...

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CHEN TAIJI - PRACTICAL METHOD

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I was perusing the website of Chen Zhonghua – Chen Taiji Practical Method and decided to register pay and watch a video. The site is secure and accepts PayPal or credit card payments. The videos are relatively inexpensive and range in price from $1 - $20. For $5 dollars I had access to a video that taught me something about the Tai Chi Push that has eluded me for many years. The explanation and demonstration were both excellent and clearly gave me the insight I was looking for. If you are a beginner, novice or Tai Chi expert I highly...

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SIMPLE QIGONG EXERCISES

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Depending on the length of a Tai Chi form, it can often take a person more than a year to learn a Tai Chi sequence and/or a lifetime to perfect it. One of the things that intrigued me the most about Tai Chi is that you can never perfect it, and so begins the journey. The Yang Tai Chi short form I practice takes me about twelve minutes to complete each day. Not everyone has the time or dedication to devote to Tai Chi practice. We live in a very fast-paced environment and when someone is not working or constantly...

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DOWNWARD DOG

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Whenever I practice Tai Chi indoors my German shepherd dog lays down in my practice space a few feet of me to chew his Nylabone. I don’t know why but my dog has done this ever since he was a puppy. Is he doing this just to be next to me or is it done on purpose to bother me? As I begin my Tai Chi form the loud bone chewing begins. As I slowly flow from one movement to the next, the loud bone chewing noises seem to fade away. After a few minutes into my form, when I...

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