It is the mind that moves (first).
Tai chi trains and refines natural movement, which on the surface may seem like a paradox. Why would natural movement need to be trained? In actuality, natural movement gets covered up by unnatural habits, which have to be untrained in order to allow natural movement to emerge and flourish. Kids already know how to move naturally, … Continue reading Tai Chi For Kids?
Which is the mark of a good teacher? To teach exactly the way he was taught? Or to adapt his teaching to this day, to this student or group of students before him? Which is the mark of perfection? Stasis, or evolution?
Undoubtedly you have heard this put the other way. Yet the coming together of student and teacher is as much a gift to the teacher as to the student. Any art pursued becomes an integrated process of learning and teaching, of communicating and re-communicating. You cannot master anything without becoming a teacher. In your own … Continue reading When the Teacher is Ready, the Student Will Appear
“First train with masters and pupils, eventually train with peers.” Interpretation: This saying invokes the context of tai chi, but can be applied to other fields as well. It means that when you first start training, the distinction between master and pupil is relevant and important. You begin as a pupil learning from a master, … Continue reading Masters, Pupils, and Peers