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

Monday, January 10, 2005

Week 1

Back to the beginning. A bunch of new faces were seen in what is now James Langcake's Tai Chi class. After a few warm ups, simple silk reeling, and a bit of standing in an Embracing Position, we proceeded to work on the 18-move Chen Form. For even the part of the class that "know" the entire form, most things after Hidden Hand Punch were a bit wobbly.

Despite other more serious things on my mind, and a persistent cough (I even had to sit down at one point to gather some energy) I concentrated well. I can see my Tai Chi going well this year, and I'm looking forward to Aarvo's summer workshop already.

Chaos at UCL : not only are my rooms being moved about, the Mandarin evening class has been rescheduled - the start delayed by a week and a day. Have I remembered anything since the summer? Back to the beginning I think.



Anonymous wuji said...

Personally, I like the 18 Chen Essence form created by Chen Zhenglei. I actually prefer it over the 19 chen form created by Chen Xiaowang. If I'm short on time, I like to do the 18 form, or else just the first section of the laojia yilu :)

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