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Chen Style Taiji - a Personal Odyssey

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:05 pm
by drob357
LATEST INSTALLMENT IN OUR COMBAT ARTS & SPORTS LIBRARY

CHRIS MCALISTER, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Originally from the UK, Chris spent several years living and studying in East Asia. Besides learning oriental medicine he studied Qi Gong And Martial Arts from the following teachers, Ray Wilkie- Traditional Yang family Tai Ji Quan, Peter Yates- Eight Brocades Qi Gong, Lianggong Shi Ba Fa, Taiji Qi Gong, Greg Winder- Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu, Luo Han Qi Gong.

Peter introduced him to Master Share K. Lew who became his main Qi Gong teacher and taught him the following sets- Cloud Hands, Six Stars, Shen, Five Breaths and Earth Meditation.
Greg Winder introduced him to Master Luo Guo Hua who became his main Kung Fu teacher and was taught the following styles, Hung Gar, Shaolin, Liu He Ba Fa, Yang Family Spear, Combined Drunken Fist and most specially Xing Yi Quan.  

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Chris' Teacher, Master Chen Pei Shan

Since the early 1990s Chris has lived in Sweden where he is a highly respected practitioner and teacher of Oriental Medicine, Qigong and Tai Chi. He has taught seminars in the UK, USA and Israel.

Chen Style Taiji - a Personal Odyssey or: Taiji Quan - Say What?!
By Chris McAlister

"I remember with vivid clarity the first time I saw taiji with my own eyes. I recall that my reactions were, and in this exact order: that looks impossibly complicated. I'll never be able to do it. Walk away. Do it now! I was not proud of my reaction. In fact it was a clear defeat of the spirit, but I had to be reasonable - it would have been sheer madness to attempt it."

FULL STORY: https://davidgentle.com/combat/chen/index.html