I took a sick day today – I laid in bed sweating and coughing, until forcing my feverish bones out of bed to make some chicken noodle soup. After eating, I brought my laptop into bed and caught up on reading Twitter, Google Reader, and Netvibes feeds. A blog post by Victoria radio DJ: Jeremy […]
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Tai Chi-ers: Wouldn't you like to get away?
A few nights ago, as I was heading out to tai chi class, I found myself singing the theme song from the TV show: Cheers: “You want to go where you can know/ your troubles are all the same./ You want to go where everybody knows your name”. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPx1lPoYtSU&feature=related] Long before I ever tried a […]
One Year of Twitter
Twitter is awesome and overwhelming. On March 4, 2009, I signed up – like millions of other people – to Twitter. Many of these millions of new users have been attributed to spam, advertisers, and ghost users, however the amount of real people posting quality links has kept me happily using Twitter. I use Twitter […]
What Does Chen Style Taiji Look Like?
One of many lectures by Master Chen Zhonghua, at Taiji Traditions Camp, Shawnigan Lake, BC, was sparked by a question, “what makes Chen Taiji ‘Chen Taiji’?”. Master Chen drew a diagram of the four prominent characteristics of “Gong”: “Fa”, to issue power or energy, “Hua”, to neutralize the oncoming forces or energy,“Da”, to hit, and […]
What Makes Shaolin Soccer the Best Martial Arts Movie Ever?
This is not a review. This is a serious question. Why is the Steven Chow movie Shaolin Soccer so awesome? Check the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bREfcVPssiE Yeah. That’s right. One guy kicks a soccer ball in a pool, and another guy a demolishes a wall with upside down […]
My Youtube Posts
Here are a couple youtube videos I produced, nothing special. Worth a watch though. This first is a documentary called Time on Task, about the Victoria Chen Style Tai Chi Academy. The second is a slide show/ video from our school’s annual dinner. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc9DKsXR8lc&hl=en&fs=1&]
Gorillas do not lift weights, so why do you?
Have you ever wondered why gorillas are estimated to be fifty times as strong as a human, yet you never see one in a gym pumping iron? Or, how a little cat can jump up to and above ten feet in the air, when you never see them training to do so? They use internal […]
Do You Squidoo?
This is a cross post from: http://www.squidoo.com/Jordanschoicebooks Book Recomedations I read, a lot. I love it when someone recommends a book to me or appreciates it when I do the same for them. So here is a list of books separated into three sections, Taichi books, Non-Fiction, and Fiction. Let me know what you think […]
Diagnostic essay: Tai chi and Me
The young fool in the quote, “It is not I who seeketh the young fool, the young fool must seek me, only in this way can instruction take place – in the right manner and at the right time[.]” by I Ching, I’ve come to realize is me. In the years since high school I […]