Ah, teaching. You teach me so much. They say that to teach is to learn twice. I like that phrase a lot. The more I teach, the more it rings true. Recently, a prospective student asked a question in our Facebook group. This happens all the time, almost daily. But sometimes, a question catches me off […]
“This isn’t the 18th century,” I said. Jason looked puzzled by my statement, as if it had nothing to do with our conversation. He had asked me about picking the best qigong exercises for his situation. “I feel like I have so many exercises to choose from,” he had said. “I want to plan the […]
“You don’t find all this history and theory stuff painfully boring?” I asked. The year was 2012, and I had just finished a lecture on Chinese Medicine theory in my brick-and-mortar studio. In order to make sense of the theory, I also had to teach some history. “Not even a little bit,” she said. This surprised me. […]
I stared at the question in my inbox, blinking for at least 10 seconds. “So ignorant!” I thought to myself. The question came from a sincere student, and what it revealed was not his ignorance, but my own. Here’s the question: Dear Sifu Anthony, How can I balance my meridians and remove blockages? Or how can I […]
This is my nightmare. This is what wakes me up at night screaming “NOOOOOOO!” like Luke Skywalker after he found out that Darth Vader was his father.