All posts by Cathy

  • Taoist Tai Chi Society
    Taoist Tai Chi Society restores historic Florida motel

    Taoist Tai Chi Society restores historic Florida motel What a great idea!  The Mainsail Lodging & Development company have partnered with the Taoist Tai Chi Society to restore the Fenway;  an historic motel in Dunedin Florida.  The motel has...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Qigong for Anxiety
    Reduce Anxiety with Qigong

    The nice thing about Qigong is, you can learn some fast, simple steps right away – you don’t have to devote a lifetime of daily practice to it before reaping the benefits.  That’s not to say you...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • Ip Tai Tak
    Ip Tai Tak

    Ip Tai Tak Let’s look at Snake Style Tai Chi founder,  Ip Tai Tak,  in greater detail. Introduction Known as a respected ambassador of Tai Chi Chuan, the late Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak will forever be remembered...

    • Posted March 20, 2016
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  • baby calmed by tai chi
    Baby Calmed by Tai Chi

    Baby calmed by tai chi - watch as this fussy baby is calmed by studying the curious unfolding tai chi dance in front of him.

    • Posted March 8, 2016
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  • push hands lesson 12
    Push Hands Lesson 12 – Applied Kineseology

    This push hands lesson 12 (said “lesson 11” in the video) of Tai Chi for Self Defense, Push Hands series,  Ian culminates the Push Hands series with an editorial and explanation of applied kineseology.   Applied Kineseology is a...

    • Posted February 29, 2016
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  • tai chi push hands lsn 11
    Tai Chi Push Hands Lsn 11 – Forearm Circling

    Tai Chi Push Hands Lsn 11 We are winding down to the end of the Push Hands Tuishou series with the 11th lesson out of a total of 12. Today’s Tai Chi Push Hands Lsn 11 is...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • workplace qigong
    Workplace Qigong For Morning Break

    Workplace Qigong As I sit here on this cold February morning, the world outside frozen in the icy-rain that fell yesterday, my senses are awakened with vivid memories of warmer spring days from watching this qigong routine.  A...

    • Posted February 15, 2016
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  • snake style tai chi
    Snake Style Tai Chi – Ever heard of it?

    Snake Style Tai Chi It dawned on me recently when a friend mentioned the Snake Style Tai Chi to me, that I have never posted anything on this website about it.  Perhaps it’s because I hate snakes...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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  • push hands lesson 10
    Push Hands Lesson 10

    Push Hands Lesson 10   Today is lesson 10 in our  Push Hands series, featuring Ian Sinclair’s training.  We have been watching Ian’s series because he is thorough, talented, easy to understand  and even fun to watch.  ...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • head injury report
    Martial Arts Head Injuries On The Rise

    Martial Arts Head Injuries   There are many different styles of martial arts and like tai chi for health, not all are combative.  However, accidents do happen in all walks of life and even unintentional sparring accidents occur...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • martial arts for anti-bullying
    Martial Arts for Anti-Bullying

    Martial Arts for Anti-Bullying Being in school is an exciting time for kids.  Teachers, socializing, learning new things, sports activities, and the dream of a career someday can be a great source of happiness.  But for a...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • Cheng Man-Ching Documentary
    Cheng Man-Ching Documentary

    Cheng Man-Ching Documentary This is to announce that a new Cheng Man-Ching Documentary titled  “The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West” is on schedule to be released very soon.   A kickstarter project has helped move forward the dream of helping...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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  • push hands lesson 9
    Push Hands Lesson 9 , Outer Elbow Spiral & Roll

    In today’s installment of Push Hands lesson 9, Adrian and Ian show us a more challenging exercise called “Outer Elbow Spiral and Rolling”.   It becomes pretty apparent by now that we must pay attention to a good standing foundation...

    • Posted January 10, 2016
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  • push hands lesson 8
    Push Hands Lesson 8 Basic Neutralization

    Push Hands Lesson 8   This is the 8th lesson in the Push Hands series that we are featuring by instructor Ian Sinclair.  Push hands training is actually several mental / physical disciplines in one; a person...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • tai chi to improve sleep
    Tai Chi To Improve Sleep

    Tai Chi To Improve Sleep   I don’t know about you, but as an adult, I never had problems sleeping until I hit age 40.  I know some struggle with sleep throughout their lives but that was...

    • Posted January 4, 2016
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  • new year resolutions
    What Are Your New Year Resolutions?

    New Year Resolutions   OK folks, here we go again.  The New Year is upon us and for many (myself included), it is time to make a few New Year Resolutions.  Some may think this is corny, but...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • mystery tai chi
    Who is this mystery tai chi player?

    Mystery tai chi player   This is a beautiful video I found, of a lady playing tai chi on a beach.   I love the photography, the video quality, the music, and the interesting interplay of camera shots....

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • narrated tai chi lesson
    30 min Narrated Tai Chi Lesson with Demonstration

    Any student of learning who is interested to know more about tai chi history, as well as watching some forms played out, would enjoy this video. Sit back and enjoy, or follow along with the...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Tai Chi Pushing Hands
    Tai Chi Pushing Hands – Lsn 7

    Tai Chi Pushing Hands Today’s Tai Chi Pushing Hands  (Tuishou) lesson is a refinement of the 4- Hands exercise we learned the other day in lesson 6.  Here, Ian shows us how to correct and neutralize movements within...

    • Posted December 21, 2015
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  • inspiration
    Inspiration – from Mark Twain

      Inspirational quote by Mark Twain

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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