Well, Shaolin Grandma was SUCH a success that we are moving on to the next choice video found by Intrepid Video Hunter, Gary Shapiro. This Japanese game show pits QI against Qi, and who comes out the winner is anyone’s guess… Want to share with a friend? embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Luckily, Gary […]
Plum’s intrepid correspondent, Gary Shapiro, scours the web, finding gems and treasures for our mutual entertainment. After receiving numerous links to these fine films, we finally decided we needed to share these with you, and offered to give him his own occasional column. These may not ever make it to a theatre near you, but […]
I had been practicing how to pronounce “arrondisement”(district) and searching the internet for images of Parisians practicing Tai Chi in the Luxembourg Gardens. Then, a volcano in Iceland erupted…
I tried to “dazzle” her with a some Chen silk reeling. “Oh yes, we did that too”, she said. Then, out of nowhere Betty did a double serving tea cups—without spilling a drop! Bagua! Who was this woman?
The shaved head and earring were permanent fixtures. I was often told that I looked in good shape, maybe ten years younger than I actually was.
A Caucasian Bruce Lee wannabe does all out battle with a very skillful digitalized cow in a wide open grassy field. It was udder nonsense.
Two rounds of the form after rising, two rounds before retiring. That’s been my Cheng Man Ching protocol for the past 25 years…
You don’t even need to leave your room, just sit at your table and wait. Don’t even wait, just listen. Be quiet, be still, be solitary. The world will offer itself to you, to be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. Franz Kafka
I have started to integrate chi kung into my homecare practice. I have to write it up in my visit notes as “static unsupported standing”…
Based on what Bob wanted to accomplish, I started him on a gentle Yi Quan /Zhan Zhuang regimen. I had to “sell” him on this approach…
The basis for these skills is forged through hours of standing practice…
Regardless of the brevity of a form, these videos expect seniors to move in ways that may have become entirely foreign to them.
Falls often result in permanent disability and shortened life spans. Tai Chi proved to be an effective, low cost method of improving balance.
Part One During an early scene in the 60’s classic Easy Rider, two biker/drug dealers stop for some R&R at a peaceful southwestern desert commune. The camera scans the assorted goings on, and among the different groups pictured is a solitary, bearded, shirtless fellow practicing what appears to be Tai Chi. This was fairly representative […]