Love the Chinese culture is the beginning of loving well the language… why not Taiji ?
Taichi (American wrong pronunciation) or Taiji (Beijing pronunciation):
This American shifu (师傅 Master) adapts the Taiji with western teaching. He summaries his experience in his own simple rules: Smile; Conserve your curve, flow, open / close the door…, rather than using the abstract Chinese teaching of relax (松), breathing (dantian 丹田) etc, which even a Chinese cannot understand.
I like the way the American shifu praises “great, excellent, beautiful” to encourage his clumsy students during the class. If he were a Chinese shifu, the students would hear “wrong 错!错!, not this way 不是这样...” plus a knock on the head; or if he were a French shifu, then you would get sarcastic remarks “mon dieu, idiot, …” 🙂
He only teaches 1 form 招势 (Grasping the Bird’s Tail 揽雀尾 ) out of many other forms (8, 13, 24, 32, 42, 48, 88, 108…
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