Light-hearted Optimism in Taijiquan
This is a post by our guest blogger, Silkreeling who is also a keen player of Chen Style Taijiquan.
Yang NuoBing, a fellow blogger in Beijing, talks to CCTV about Chen style taijiquan and the up-coming Beijing Olympics 2008. The chat is filled with jokes and it is good to see light-heartedness and enjoyment.
Yang learns with Tian XiuMao, whose uncle, Tian XiuChen is one of Chen Fake’s disciple. With such a background, somehow it came as a surprise when Yang said Tian had not asked for any tuition fees. In fact, sometimes Yang even sponge off his teacher by accepting free food and lodging, he laughingly tells the show hosts.
But yet, there are times when his depth reveal beyond the superficial, “The more achieved you become, the more you realise you’re lacking. The Chen form is just so profound; never ending”
Yang even show the hosts a few Chen moves and from his blog, we can see that he is an enthusiastic and optimistic Taiji player with good attempts to remain open. His email, contact number and time/ location of his usual practice are public domain. He certainly believes there is nothing to hide, a virtue not too common in the blogsphere. If you can spare the time for some light-hearted optimism in taiji, why not visit Yang Nuo Bing’s blog http://blog.sina.com.cn/taiji