|Master Shi Diaomei|
“Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”
- Hermann Hesse
Our schedule remains the same for March, but with this exception. I will only hold one zoom pushing-hands class this month. Monday, March 20th, 6:30-7:30, we’ll go over The Brush Knee etude.
August 25_ 28th Summer Tai-Chi Retreat at Wild Rice Retreat Center in Bayfield WI.
The cost is 900.00 per person. That includes instruction and presentations, 2 meals a day, room and lodging, use of the facilities and sauna, for three nights and two and a half days. We’ll do a long practice each day, have free time to hike and explore, and have sessions on:
-Solo Form Updates, Review, and Refinement.
-Applications for the 2nd Section.
-2 Advanced Pushing-Hands Drills: Willow #2, and Short Power.
-Two-Person Cane Form.
-Pa-Kua two-person form.
The center is a short walk, on a wooded trail along Lake Superior, to downtown Bayfield. I will also have programs and presentations for the evenings. I need a deposit (refundable) of 300 dollars by May 1st. If we have enough people to make this a go, I’ll expect the balance by August 1st. I’ll be arranging rides for the out-of-town people and will coordinate carpools for the locals.
Book suggestion: Tai-Chi Chuan Body and Mind in Harmony by Sophia Delza
Some people have been getting amazing wooden swords and sabers from Little Raven Studios. I just received the Tai-Chi Saber as a holiday present, thank you D. J.!! These training weapons are of absolutely the highest quality! Here are some recommendations:
March 29th is Grandmaster Wai-lun Choi’s 84th birthday! And it’s his Chinese Animal year, the Rabbit! I’m putting together a card with red envelopes. If you want to add a red envelope, get it to me before the 18th.
Order your school T-shirts here at Zazzle. Hoodies are on the way!
Paul Brennen has done an amazing job translating Chinese Martial Arts books into English. Each newsletter, I’m going to suggest a book either by one of Master Liang’s teachers, or Master Choi’s teachers, or authors in our direct lineage and martial arts family. This month’s suggestion is a book by Shi Diao-mei. Shi was one of Master Liang’s teachers in Taiwan. Shi was a student of Tian Sou-lin and the classmate of Chen Yen-ling (Yearning K. Chen). ( I have Master Liang’s signed copy)
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