moving about. learning Chinese, practicing Tai Ji Quan, doing Qi Gong, or simply going out running. resisting the monkey impulses.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

What's that man doing?

More on Hokum later, possibly, now that a more detailed posting has arrived at RSI-UK.

Our class has now completed the 18 move Chen style form. Now that our front brains know it, it is time to begin the work. My hips have certainly got to loosen up a bit for those kicks!

The Monday routine will change a little when it starts up again in September since Aarvo is preparing to move away to Canada (in January) and James Langcake will be taking over as the main teacher.

I feel I want to take things a little further now and will probably attend the monthly Saturday pushing-hands workshops. I may be on the lookout for other class-y things in London or the SE. Know any?

But for now I'm happy to let the summer go on with me practising what I already know.

The blogpost_title is what the kids say to their bewildered mums, now that I've started practising Tai Chi in parks. You see, I've got to do something other than running, when I'm out not running (this knee tendinitis thing wants to make me do fewer miles). Honestly, the kids have got more idea about life than grownups. Not only do they ask in the first place (adults pretend not to notice things that are wierd or disgusting), but also they can guess what it's about and can do the noises : hey yaaaHHH! ah so!! Chop! **"KICK"**

<cheesy lyric>
Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they did it with expert timing



Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should check out Sifu Tom Braithwaite in Haslemere. I've heard he is a pretty exceptional tai chi and kung fu teacher. My friend learns dragon style kung fu and yang tai chi, but apparently he knows other things too.

2:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your not wrong... sifu braithwaite really knows his stuff. you will struggle to find anyone in the UK of his knowledge and skill, a rare find!

9:39 AM


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