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.

Martin