“Taiji quan” is not that well known aside from those who practice it. If you’re looking for chop-em kick-em martial arts, that’s not this. If you’re looking for a palpable expression of qi, or internal energy, do check out a few minutes of this 9 minute video. From Winser Zhao’s “travel 2.0” blog, here is his taiji quan master Han Hongshun, who teaches at Beijing’s Ditan Park. It’s gorgeous stuff: subtle, graceful, hyper-controlled yet fluid. Enjoy.
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Congratulations on the new ‘brand’ for your blog – so glad it lives on.