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What The Heck Is A Blog Anyway?

“Okay. I’ll just come out and ask a stupid question,” she said innocently. “What the heck is a blog anyway?” This came from the mouth of a 76-year-old woman. She has been a dedicated Qigong student of mine for several years, but she’s not terribly keen on the whole technology thing.

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Ask Sifu Anthony – April 2014

The latest edition of “Ask Sifu Anthony”, including questions and answers on the following topics: Practice Quantity vs. Practice Quality…Frustration and Patience in Tai Chi…Qualities of a Good Student…Dealing With Jerks While Practicing in Public…Firecrackers and Fireworks…Iron Shirt vs. Zhan Zhuang…Bathroom Qigong…Weights and Isometrics…Kids and Qigong.

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How a Tai Chi Master Changes a Light Bulb

No matter what style of Tai Chi you practice, no matter what lineage you claim, no matter how you place your hands and feet — you still use the same set of guiding principles. Those principles have been handed down through the generations, and inherited by ALL styles of Tai Chi, in the form of […]

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Internal Strength: What It Is (and Isn’t)

In the world of martial arts, there are countless legends about past masters and their feats of internal strength. These legends run from the believable (poking a hole through a wall with just a finger), to the eyebrow-raising (killing a horse with a gentle pat on the back), to the hard-to-swallow (striking someone from 30 […]

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Ask Sifu Anthony – March 2014

There’s a lot of research that suggests that asking questions is an essential part of learning. My experience says that this is true. I always take time for Q&As in my classes and workshops because I feel that it’s an essential part of bringing Qigong, Tai Chi, and Meditation into the 21st century.

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How Tai Chi Lost Its Mojo

In the movie “The Matrix”, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) wakes up from a training session and then says the 4 words that I often dreamed of saying as a kid: “I know Kung Fu.” Now imagine Neo waking up and saying this instead: “I know Tai Chi.” Not quite the same impact, right?

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