Welcome to glacial Tai Chi!

22/04/2020

No not an ancient technique taught to me by a monk in the ice and snow of Tibet – just a suggestion from my teacher Karel Koskuba that I am finding very rewarding. Simply practice the form as slowly and as smoothly as you can – it may surprise you what you notice.

Perhaps the balance you thought was OK now proves less so but you have time to adjust, maybe the timing of your arms and legs no longer feels right – but you can do something with your centre which makes a difference?

Glacial Tai Chi – it reminds me I heard recently that my old Karate teacher Hirokazu Kanazawa passed away last December – he was a great natural talent who was fast and smooth – he was the one who first introduced me to Tai Chi – and he used to say “how can you do it fast if you cannot do it slow.”

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