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Your Tai Chi Isn’t in the Mirror

The other day, during a class, when we would start to practice our form, I noticed a student moving left & right to get into the right spot. I asked him what he was doing, and he replied: “I’m getting to the place where I can see the mirror.” Aha! Your Tai Chi...

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China Blog – Shanghai

Shanghai is a lot like Chinatown. Only bigger. 20 Million people bigger. Traffic lights are few & far between, so you just have to work things out and negotiate who goes next. Mostly this is determined by who has the loudest horn. Right-of way, in order, goes to:...

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By Way of an Apology to Jaqui Gee

The other day, Jaqui reminded me that years ago I referred to Chen Man-Ching's T'ai Chi form as Inferior T'ai Chi. I apologize profusely. I can only hope that Jaqui can forgive said comment as the off hand remark of a testosterone laden and obviously much less wiser...

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Pre-China De-Briefing

Pre-take-off de-briefing. So far my research into traveling to China has revealed: Bring your own toilet paper. Public restrooms don't provide same. No shorts. Boil water. Twice. (I procured a travel water filter that claims to eliminate 99.9% of all bad stuff.) Other...

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