Friday, March 3, 2023

MMTCA March Newsletter 2023


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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Thank you all for your continuing appreciation and commitment to the art of Tai-Chi Chuan,


-Sifu Ray


 “Courage is knowing what not to fear.”



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