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Ive been rereading Wolfe Lowenthalls book, There are no secrets, Professor Cheng Man-ching and his Tai Chi Chuan and there is a section about Cheng Manchings thought on push hands and fighting with taijiquan. Considering some of the recent posts about taijiquan and fighting I thought this...
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This made me laugh.... and for those who do not know the proper pronunciation piquan (Chopping fist) is pronounced peechwan It hurts..... <link
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I have been having issues with a hard click (aka dull thump) when I walk, and sometimes it is audible. I am working on strengthening the muscles to help prevent this, and it is helping, but I discovered something. I have known for years that my hips were set back a bit further than they should...
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The knee appears to be getting better a little at a time, and I could deal with the stiffness and tightness, if this darn hard clicking would stop when I walk. Have been working on strengthening the calves and the gastrocnemius, biceps femoris and the vastus medialis of late. Was just standing...
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Went to the MD/Surgeon last Friday. Every new (mechanical) part of my new knee is fine. Could be scar tissue, but he does not think it is all that major. However there is swelling, and since I'm old, and do have some varicose veins it may take much longer for the swelling to go down, or it could...
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Been reading Tom Bisios book Xing Yi Quan: Art of Inner Transformation it is nothing new or Earth shattering, but it is rather interesting and got me thinking about Xingyiquan, it health benefits and the possibility of me training it again. It is a very good book and I do recommend it, it...
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Chuck Norris Born March 10, 1940 Reflections on my 82nd birthday: 'I feel like I'm 50!'
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My wife called me the other day about a patient of hers looking for a taijiquan class. Her teacher apparently retired. My wife was asking who I could recommend since this person was advanced. Not knowing what advanced means, I asked what she meant. She said doing taijiquan a long time. To be...
Wishing everyone's 2022 is better than there 2021
Was feeling low, depressed and probably a bit sorry for myself this evening, and pretty much convinced my martial arts days were over. Knee was still not great, could not do the amount of required exercise today because I'm working from home and work kept bugging me, could not walk right, knee...
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September 17th will be 30 years since I started Chinese Martial Arts and Taijiquan.
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This entry is a bit more autobiographical. Before getting into the titular topic; I need to set the background. My original home martial arts school (Tae Kwon-Do) was well attended by adults and children alike. We trained hard, spared hard, and had a great atmosphere. One day, a seminar by a...
This idea has been rolling around in my head for several weeks now. I debated posing this question on a discussion thread; but ultimately decided to use the blog format. Am I a Martial Artist... or am I simply a Martial Arts Practitioner? This distinction first began to grow in my mind while...
Nothing to see here. Just testing out a feature change.
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