Samstag, 16. Dezember 2017

Tai Chi Watercolour Painting

Tai Chi Chuan - an iron fist, gloved with velvet!

Aquarel: Ulrich Baumstark

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017

Quote: Sunzi

"Strategy without techniques is the slowest route to victory.
Techniques without strategy is the noise before defeat."

Here: Strategy is the way one combines the different techniques.

This is a Sunzi quote. Just the word tactics is changed to techniques - now it fits better to Tai Chi Chuan.

Samstag, 2. Dezember 2017

Foto: At the Rhine

with Yoland Hyasine

Montag, 13. November 2017

Foto: In the Desert

The desert and its holiness of silence.

with Robert Rudniak

Freitag, 10. November 2017

Jiangbao's Panthers revealing Secret Pushhands Techniques:

featuring Michel Peeters and Martin Boedicker

Refusing to Clean the House

A Strong Wind Blows through the Door

Lazily Reading a Book

Always Keeping a Cool Head

Montag, 6. November 2017

Foto: Greetings

For all my friends abroad, I posted so many fotos, but here comes the reality of my daily training (as a good German).

Freitag, 3. November 2017

Info: Jiangbao's Panthers Meeting

160 years Tai Chi Chuan - Dan McGiff, Martin Boedicker, Rachel and David Barrow

At a Jiangbao's Panthers meeting in Sheffield

Foto: Rocks

Rocks will teach you that
which you can never learn from a master.

Donnerstag, 2. November 2017

Foto: Storm

There is something you can only learn in a storm.

Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017

Small Thought: About Pushhands

from Ma Jianglin, grandson of Wu Jianquan

The tradition of Tai Chi Chuan knows a lot of pushhands-techniques. One should train them all, to develop a great repertoire. If you train with a partner, it is important to change between the techniques all the time. This is often a problem for the students. They insist on one techniques and want to finish with it - without a reaction to the movements of the partner. The ability of changing between techniques is very important and is based on a lot of experience. The daily practice of pushhands is the best way here.

Foto: Ma Jianglin, Shanghai 1993

Montag, 16. Oktober 2017

Photo: Freya and Martin Boedicker

With the sabre in front of the gate -
open the window and look at the moon.

Push the spear into the crotch -
hit the head, and the tiger whips its tail.

The marvelous art of Tai Chi
does not just have the fist.

Samstag, 14. Oktober 2017

Photo: The Needle in the Pool

Day, water, sun, moon, night -
I do not have to purchase these things with money.

Titus Maccius Plautus

with Robert Rudniak

Donnerstag, 5. Oktober 2017

Freitag, 29. September 2017

Foto: Autuum

Autuum is coming - enjoy!

Freitag, 15. September 2017

Foto: Tai Chi Chuan at interesting places

from and with Martin Boedicker

Zeche Zollverein Essen, Germany

Remise/Duesseldorf, Germany

In an Old Original Japanese Tatami House Duesseldorf/Germany

The Museum Abteiberg in Moenchengladbach, Germany

In my natural environment

NRW Forum Duesseldorf

Mittwoch, 30. August 2017

Small Thought

After 30 years of Tai Chi Chuan I still love the Pushhands everyday more and more.

Who feels the same?

Mittwoch, 9. August 2017

Clip: Meditation on Violence (1948)

Old Art Film with Tai Chi-Elements from the artist May Deren:

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Magazin: Taijiquan-Lilun-Magazin 4

Free Download of Taijiquan-Lilun-Magazin 4: here

Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017

Small thought: About Pushhands

I love Pushhands and the following quote reflects it:

Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor Frankl

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Montag, 15. Mai 2017

Book: The Taijiquan & Qigong Dictionary

Do you ever tried to get deeper into the world of Taijiquan & Qigong by studying books or texts in the internet?

Then you may have faced a lot of Chinese words - not only technical terms, but also names of people and names of movements and postures. Often unknown and sometimes looking very similar. Easy to mix them up or get confused.

Angelika Fritz was very aware of this problem and solved it by publishing the Taijiquan & Qigong Dictionary - a paper book with a lot of content:

• covers words, phrases, concepts from Taijiquan, Qi Gong, TCM, and meditation
• ranges from A (e.g. Abdominal Breathing, Ao Bu, Attack the tiger) via M (e.g. Ma Bu, Men Ren, Moxibustion) to Z (e.g. Zai Chui, Zhong Kui, Zuo Wang)
• includes the most important numbers: 1-10, 100, 1000 etc.
• refers to many form movements in Chinese and English
• explains various relevant acupuncture points
• names many present and past masters
• all in all it is 127 pages about Taijiquan and Qi Gong

As a dictionary it is not a book to read through, but to have it on the table for daily use. Lying here it can be a daily friend making the textual world of Taijiquan & Qigong more accessible.

More info: here

Big hug to Angelika (more info here) and thank you for the effort of making this book.