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What’s a Body to Do?

How many body's do you have? You can think about this as various bodies, or as various aspects of your body. If you can gather all your bodies/aspects, and convince them to all live together harmoniously in the being called you, then life is good. And long. And...

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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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