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by TCosta
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: TCSL Open 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 9841

Re: TCSL Open 2010

Thanks, Linda. It should be a good turnout, and a good time for learning.

-Trevor
by TCosta
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: 2010 TCSL Beginners' Tournament Prize Jian
Replies: 11
Views: 10479

Re: 2010 TCSL Beginners' Tournament Prize Jian

I whole-heartedly agree with at least two of the statements above: 1) Ducking has got to be eliminated straight away. 2) After such a concentrated effort, a few days of ease are necessary. It was a good effort from everyone, and I enjoyed it. It was a good measure of how our abilities would be affec...
by TCosta
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saviolo fencing
Replies: 19
Views: 15917

Re: Saviolo fencing

Still, nice work. I enjoyed it.
by TCosta
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: applications link
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Re: applications link

All,

Here are my two cents... a video I enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0H_z9y3O6I

-Trevor
by TCosta
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What to Practice While Sick With Cold
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

Thank you, Matt. I forgot about reading that.

-Trevor
by TCosta
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What to Practice While Sick With Cold
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

What to Practice While Sick With Cold

To what extent should one practice, while sick with a cold? Doing full forms could be taxing, but I wonder if we should, perhaps, still do seated qi circulation or basic exercises. I have been able to do some sword cuts, for brief intervals. Any direction would be helpful. Thank you. -Trevor Costa
by TCosta
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Getting it right
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

Linda, It is a very difficult art to get to know well. I have been studying for half the time you have, and there are days that I feel that the movements of taijiquan are really becoming internalized. Then I miss 3 days of practice and my feet and mingmen are so tense that I can't balance like I did...
by TCosta
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Hold and Mold - Zhan Zhuang
Replies: 1
Views: 1979

Hold and Mold - Zhan Zhuang

Laoshir,

One time during class, as we held and molded the different postures, you mentioned gathering the qi. Would you say that each posture is a modified zhan zhuang, with the same benefits?

Thank you.

-Trevor Costa
by TCosta
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Chinese Writing above "20 Years" Tee
Replies: 3
Views: 3119

Chinese Writing above "20 Years" Tee

Laoshr, or anyone who can read Chinese characters, I was wearing the t-shirt that reads "20 Years" and has the Chinese characters on it, one day after a lunch practice. I went into the deli across the street and was told that the characters read "god". I went back to the office and looked up how "go...
by TCosta
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Confirmation of Fa Jing & a Proper Structure
Replies: 6
Views: 5775

Thanks to everyone, for their suggestions. I will start from the start and make sure my structure is correct and loose.

-Trevor
by TCosta
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Confirmation of Fa Jing & a Proper Structure
Replies: 6
Views: 5775

Confirmation of Fa Jing & a Proper Structure

This question is mainly for senior students at GRTC, however I am open to other points of view, as well: "How is proper fa jing developed at our Schoool (GRTC)?" I understand that weapons forms help bring this out, however is there anything we can do before that? I see that correcting our structure,...
by TCosta
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Short CMC Video on Qi...
Replies: 7
Views: 5270

Sweet, G-man! Thanks. Any information on the set of CD's?

-Trevor
by TCosta
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: DC Push Hands
Replies: 5
Views: 4463

I believe Wu Shen Tao (Takoma Park) has free push hands every Tuesday: http://www.wushentao.com

This would be a good opportunity to push with new people, as well.

-Trevor Costa
by TCosta
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Double Sinking
Replies: 10
Views: 5666

I can see how, if you are seeing pictures of older Yang members being very sunken, you might question how sunk is double-sunk? I have to admit it is a gray area for me, and the best I have been able to put together is if you are sunk so far it would be difficult to bring energy out, then you are dou...
by TCosta
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 8874

Welcome, shenme! It is no problem that you do not study at Great River. I look forward to your input.

-Trevor Costa