"By creating space in our homes, we put the focus back where it should be: on what we do, rather than what we own."
Happy May! May the 4th be with you! Finally we can train outside and meet for classes!
Starting May 7th, I'll be holding outdoor classes at the East River Flats Park. I have an alternate for rain. Bring your swords, sabers, staves, canes, and masks! Covid responsibility is on you whether you want to stay far apart or wear a mask. I am only asking you don't do hand to hand training just yet. I will be reviewing and teaching Wu-Dang Sword fencing, Tai-Chi Saber fencing, and Tai-Chi 13 Spear throughout the Summer for partner work. Here is the basic schedule, Taoist time and care being applied!
Review =Hsing-Yi Spear, Karambit, Man Chiang Hung.
Learn =64 Mother Palms, Tai-Chi Saber Fencing,
Saturday AM 900-1000= Medium and Fast Form review and refinement
1000-1100 =Weapons including solo and two person sword, saber, spear, cane, double saber, fan, catapult, blowdart, etc
1100-1200 Hsing-Yi Lightening Hands, 64 Mother Palms, Pa-Kua Sword
Book suggestion- Peking Story by David Kidd
All my books are now available at Lulu.com
Thank you to all my students, classmates, and friends who supported me and this art throughout the pandemic. There have been some dark days but I feel there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I just don't know how LONG that tunnel is!
As always, if you have any questions or just want to chat, call, text, or email me.
"There is a saying in the (armed forces) community-slow is smooth, and smooth is fast."
-John T. Mainer
Here is a note from Julie Cisler who is now teaching all new and beginner Tai-Chi students,
Zhang Zhirou, daughter of Zhang Qinlin demonstrating a perfectly single-weighted Single Whip.
(Zhang family photos courtesy of big brother Danny Emerick)