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Structure of Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
Saturday, May 23, 2015      2 comments

Taijiquan involves many things however, there are some key principles for body alignment and basic stance. I will present the most important stance after I have reviewed some of the fundamental principles of taijiquan. Relaxation is an underl... Read more
Focus drill
Friday, May 15, 2015      7 comments

Today in my running I brought in a drill from bagua. This is first practiced as a meditation. You focus on breathing and count backward from some number. I am currently counting back from 500. You visualize the number as you name it. As you prog... Read more
Tai Chi and Qigong Part 5
Thursday, April 02, 2015      4 comments

I am going to denote some of the elements that I consider important as far as the physical movements involved in Taijiquan and Qigong. Please note that most of these observations will apply in someway to any taijuquan form or qigong form, but th... Read more
Tai Chi and Qigong part 5
Saturday, March 28, 2015      3 comments

Basic Principles and stances In the next sections I will begin to define some of the movement principles, energy points and define some terms that I will use to describe movements for Taijiquan and Qigong. My teacher’s teacher sometimes ... Read more
Tai Chi and Qigong part 4
Thursday, March 19, 2015      5 comments

Body mechanics and Taijiquan and Qigong Many of you will know it is Curling Season (Tournament of Hearts, The Brier and the Worlds). I am a big fan of top level Curling and have been pleased that it has become more and more an athletic even... Read more
Taijiquan And Qigong A Students hand book Part 3
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      3 comments

Taijiquan and Qigong by the numbers When we learn the basic skill of math, we begin by learning the sequence of numbers; 1 comes before 2 and 2 comes before 3 and after 1. We then are taught that each number is in the sequence is one unit m... Read more
A Students notes on Taijiquan and Qigong II
Saturday, March 14, 2015      3 comments

In this section I would like to introduce some of the elements which typically play in the background to my practice of and understanding of Taijquan and Qigong. It may be helpful for the reader to understand that while I may not explicitly addr... Read more
A Students notes on Taijiquan and Qigong
Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

As some of you will know I have been working to prepare my lessons on Taijiquan and Qigong. My intension is to put together my “Student Notes on Taijiquan and Qigong” both in written and video format. I have been reviewing and organizing my vari... Read more
Barrhaven Run for Rogers house.
Monday, June 09, 2014      7 comments

This year I decided to help out rather than run. I zoomed over to help with distribution of race kits immediately after work. I got my course assignment for the 10km (I was helping to marshal the race and spent 3 hours helping to hand out race k... Read more
The science of every day.
Saturday, May 03, 2014      4 comments

I tend to be the one who does home work with “Little Bug”. He is challenged when it comes to reading and writing. He is quite bright but his little brain seems to get ahead of his fingers for writing. Each week he has a homework assignment. We s... Read more
Sometimes we have a tendency to over think things.
Friday, May 02, 2014      1 comments

As I was browsing through my emails this am I came across a link post by a friend that suggested sometimes we tend to over think things. This idea found itself tucked nicely in with the idea that the same friends parents had screwed up so badly ... Read more
Sunday, April 20, 2014      5 comments

We held the memorial for my nephew yesterday (Easter Saturday). It was very nice and went very well. Organizing and preparing have require quite a bit if time and I think been a useful diversion and activity for my brother and his wife. There is... Read more
One just does what one can do.
Thursday, April 17, 2014      5 comments

I did not sleep much last night; well, even less than normal. I had to put some images into video file for the memorial for my brother’s son. My brother, his wife and their daughter are coming to town this weekend for a memorial service here (m... Read more
Remember to do those little things
Saturday, April 12, 2014      4 comments

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The Forth wise man Reposted form 2010
Friday, April 11, 2014      4 comments

Hope no one will mind but today I am reposting to past blog. Never sure if the forth wise man is a Christmas or Easter story, but it was in my thoughts today as I did my "Post Standing" and seemed to want to come out so I will let it. We al... Read more

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