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1lverner First Message
Aug 26, 2006, 3:53pm


Received an invite from shanglee to join this group but there are no topics here yet. Introductions are always a good start. Here's mine:

My name is Lee. I'm from Atlanta, GA but currently working in Chicago. I have a nidan in aikido and a simultaneous fascination/cynicism about internal energy/ki/chi.

Hope to hear something from the rest of you soon.


Aug 28, 2006, 11:29am

Well, now that Lee has broken the ice ...

My name is Jane and I've been practicing tai chi with the Taoist Tai Chi Society for 11 years. I don't have an active interest in chi or any other forms of martial arts or in Taoism, but I find the practice of tai chi beneficial physically and mentally and I've met some really nice people through it.


Sep 3, 2006, 12:03pm

I don't own that many english tai chi books myself, so i thought i create this group to see if i can find out more from book lovers.

I've been doing tai chi since 98 but don't think i've scraped the surface yet. So, i'm just plodding along and finding out more. However, the mental benefits are what attracted me in the first place. the whole philosophy of it has guided me plenty in various decisions i have made. hope it has the same impact on you too. :)

4ladymink First Message
Sep 3, 2006, 3:53pm

Hello everyone. I'm Alyssa and I've been doing Tai Chi for about a year now, as well as Kung Fu. Recently, I also tried out some Qi Gong, another class taught by my Tai Chi instructor. I highly advise trying it out because it helps you understand all about your own chi.

Sep 3, 2006, 7:43pm

Not quite what others here do is T'ai Chi Chih (developed by Justin Stone for those of us not quite up to strenuous "real" T'ai Chi). I find it works for me, so commend it to other old folks. A video tape with instructions is available for home (&/or if you can't find a local class)Esta1923

Sep 7, 2006, 11:56am

Greetings all,
My name is Joe and I am an avid practitioner of Tai chi and Qigong and Eastern meditation for 6 years now. I am currently studying TCM (Traditional chinese medicine) and incorporate all Taoist philosophy and internal energy work into Tai chi. I love the Classics of Tai chi and that is where most of my training comes from...with the exception of my master that is :)


7Crowbrother First Message
Edited: Oct 3, 2006, 10:46pm

Hi, I've been studying tai chi for 10 years with a group in the San Francisco Bay Area known as Cloud Hands West, part of a nationwide collection of Cloud Hands groups. We practice a variant of the Yang family style, blended with some aspects of the Wu style, taught by the late Mr. H. H. Lui. We have four big events a year: a retreat in Asilomar (Monterey California) over Presidents Day weekend in February; a retreat in late April in the mountains near Chico, California; a week-long "reunion" the last part of June in San Francisco; and an October retreat on the northern Oregon Coast sponsored by Cloud Hands Portland.

Oct 19, 2006, 11:07pm

Hi, I've been practising Tai chi for only a few months. Our master is Lai Wei Tang who is a former member of the Beijing Wushu Team. He is now an Australian citizen living in Melbourne, where he began the Tai chi for Life school. I love it.