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BY THE WAY, the blog of our TCN member Karen

 
She desribes here (in English) her opinion, findings and learnings around the many aspects of Tai Chi.

All’s Well That Ends Well

All’s Well That Ends Well

“All’s Well That Ends Well”. These are the words which echo through my mind as I sit down to write an ending to the Taiping Rebellion essay series. The expression should be a well-known one for those of English language descent. For those of other language...

Distinguishing Directions

Distinguishing Directions

Distinguishing the developmental directions from which the Chinese Martial Arts have been formed and defined can be either a straightforward process or a process similar to tracing the threads of tangled balls of yarn just outside the reach of our immediate...

A Matter of Debate

A Matter of Debate

Fotos: Debating Monks from the Sera and Drepung Monasteries of Lhasa, Tibet “In the beginning, there was no history or literature: there were just tales, mythic narratives of the legendary past. It was a storyteller’s duty to praise the ancestors, both real and...

The First and The Last

The First and The Last

Paintings by Don Troiani In the deep and cultivated history of the world, no recordings have survived of mankind’s “first” rebellion. Presumably, that first rebellion occurred long before humans had invented language, before they had learned to paint cave walls, and...

Marginal Movements

Marginal Movements

“Marginality is an involuntary position and condition of an individual or group at the margins of social, political, economic, ecological and biophysical systems, preventing them from access to resources, assets, services, restraining freedom of choice, preventing the...

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

My earliest recollections of learning about wars are of conversations which took place in my family home when I was a young child of grade school age. I remember my parents openly discussing the very real possibility of a nuclear war during the period of the Cuban...

Ways of Water, World of Man

Ways of Water, World of Man

When you hear the word “canal”, where does your mind take you? My mind is immediately brought to the State of New York in the United States of America; to a waterway called the Erie Canal. The images in my mind have long been pre-conditioned by an old song from 1905;...

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Zaterdag 27 oktober: Workshop 'Bian' Zwaardbreker

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Zaterdag 27 oktober: Workshop 'Bian' Zwaardbreker

Beleef de uitdaging die het hanteren van een solide gewicht aan ijzer kan zijn voor je Tai Chi uitvoering; beheersing, balans etc.

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