In this session we cover three topics from 3 different members in the TAO.

Q1.     What is Chi and what’s the best way to cultivate it?

Q2.    Regarding the movement of the body, we are generally advised to only use a percentage of our full range of movement during tai chi practice.  However, there are also exercises designed to improve our maximum available range, opening and relaxing our areas of limitation.

Could you discuss the relationship between K’ai Men and Tao Yin exercises in increasing ranges of movement to the maximum/optimum percentage of our available ranges please?

Q3.     I’ve just watched Q&A 6 and I have a handy question that you may want to use. I was thinking that it would be good to combine ideas from three different Q&As together to illuminate them: Acceptance, the 3 Nos and Honour/ Respect.

“If the new guy in town walks in to the local pub for the first time, spills your pint and then spits in your face as a first introduction, acceptance and finding peace with the situation might be helpful internally as a starting point, but without addressing honour this response could be taken as an invitation to further dominance-establishing actions. Also, blanket acceptance would mean a lowering of self-respect, which in turn compromises the 3 Nos. How can we allow these three principles to be mutually supportive instead?”

These are the Technical Directors reflections and understandings they should be taken as his experience and personal opinion only.

 

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In this 5th session with Tony the questions are, how does the Li system cover so much of the various Internal martial art theories, and what makes the practice of Tai Chi ‘Tai Chi’ rather than being a well structured movement and exercise program?

 

These are the Technical Directors reflections and understandings they should be taken as his experience and personal opinion only.

 

How does the Li system cover so much of the various Internal martial art theories?

 

 

 

 

What makes the practice of Tai Chi ‘Tai Chi’ rather than being a well structured movement and exercise program?

 

 

In this fourth session with Tony we cover two more topics, ‘the difference between Knowledge and Understanding’ and ‘the contrast between training for the ego and training for the benefit of the TAO’?

 

These are the Technical Directors reflections and understandings they should be taken as his experience and personal opinion only.

The difference between Knowledge and Understanding

 

 

Contrast between training for the ego and training for the benefit of the TAO?

 

In this second session of questions with Tony, the concepts of the 5 elements are expanded on in greater details.  The use of weapons is discussed and the weapons are used as an analogy to explain the different elements in this context.

These are the Technical Directors reflections and understandings they should be taken as his experience and personal opinion only.

 

 

The 2020 Easter Course Booking Form is now available

Unfortunately the Rüsselsheim Chi Shu course cannot now run on the planned dates of 28th Feb – 1st Mar.  We are doing our best to find an alternative date and will let you know as soon as we have this covered.  Thank you for your patience.