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by leftsider
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Any Info on Inner Research Institute?
Replies: 0
Views: 22237

Any Info on Inner Research Institute?

After leaving DC area in late March, I've been trying to keep in practice by myself (big kudos to all of you who practice without Laoshi around), but it's really difficult. I've been looking at schools from Google searches but couldn't find anything that matches in form or intention. Last week I dis...
by leftsider
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Suggested Reading
Replies: 5
Views: 11656

Suggested Reading

So I finished Laoshi's " Taiji Notebook for Martial Artists ," and my classics have finally arrived in the mail. I picked up: T'ai-chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions (Wile) T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense (Liang) T'ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Hea...
by leftsider
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Eight Basic Movements
Replies: 4
Views: 6161

Eight Basic Movements

Having a GRTC class where someone does not say the phrase "eight basic movements" is as common as watching a boxing match and not hearing a bell. It's clear that the eight basic movements are important--fundamental even--so I was surprised that in my searching for forum posts for beginners I never f...
by leftsider
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Intro to General Taiji Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 8020

Re: Honorable Mention

Important Exercises The only reason I didn't include this is because I've been unsure of the exercises themselves. Is "tiger's back" the "carry tiger to the mountain" that we do as warmups? Is "turn and pat" exercises the same as "willow bends"? I talked with Laoshi about this last week and he clar...
by leftsider
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Intro to General Taiji Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 8020

Re: 0-95%, 95-100%

As I'm new I'm hesitant to retell the thing--my understanding of concepts is surface at best. Perhaps Laoshi can clarify if I run astray. Essentially he encouraged us to push to proper form and structure. As new practitioners there's lots of room for improvement, but that room for improvement is not...
by leftsider
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Intro to General Taiji Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 8020

Honorable Mention

Important Exercises The only reason I didn't include this is because I've been unsure of the exercises themselves. Is "tiger's back" the "carry tiger to the mountain" that we do as warmups? Is "turn and pat" exercises the same as "willow bends"? Zhan Zhuang I really need direction with this and thi...
by leftsider
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Intro to General Taiji Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 8020

Intro to General Taiji Discussion

Hi All, I've been taking taijiquan at the DC GRTC for 9 months. I have no experience in martial arts, self defense or structured fighting. I like to think of myself as a blank page, ready to be written upon by Laoshi and my seniors. :wink: I've been lurking the forums for about 6 months. There's a l...