Luoxuanzhang: “Spiral Mystery Palm”

Luoxuanzhang is the martial arts equivalent of eating braised short ribs: you can’t believe all that flavor is packed into such a small package. It is astounding how much energy is unleashed in a few movements. When Master Yang Fukui first showed it to me I was dazzled. What was happening? The movements were exquisite and dynamic and…strange. They didn’t seem to follow the rules I had then accepted as fundamental. How could such power be manifested while violating so many of the hoary “truths” I held as gospel? I had to know more. And what I have found so… Read More

Scientific and Medical Network Reviews Finding You in a World of It

Finding You in a World of It just received a very positive review from England’s Network Review, the Journal of the Scientific and Medical Network. This is a organization of cutting edge thinkers that includes the likes of Rupert Sheldrake, Ervin Laszlo, Lawrence LeShan, Karl Pribram, and astronaut Edgar Mitchell. It is an honor to be considered by this visionary group. Here is the review from the current issue. Light-hearted Wisdom David Lorimer FINDING YOU IN A WORLD OF IT Living Matrix Publications, 2014, 175 pp., $16.99 p/b –ISBN 978-0-9960-58858 Years ago in Cambridge, a friend gave me a copy… Read More

Throw Back Thursday: Rick Barrett demonstrates Roll Away Applications

This week we highlight a clip that Rick made with one of his most advanced students, Denis. Even facing a seemingly big and imposing guy like Denis (who is really a sweetheart but don’t tell anyone), the use of a simple move like Roll Away can mitigate oncoming force without disrupting your own balance. This is part of an ongoing campaign so if you’ve missed the previous #TBT posts, catch up here. Enjoy, and please subscribe to our Youtube channel!  

Rick’s Guest Blog Post on Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

This week Rick was invited to be a guest author over at Steven Aitchison’s blog, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. He chose to write about a common problem for most Americans; how to keep your head cool when you’re stuck in traffic! Go ahead and give it a read, you may find some tricks for your next commute.  

What to Expect at Tai Chi Alchemy

Two things on my mind right now: Finding You in a World of It and TCA’s twentieth anniversary in Sedona. And they are on a collision course for September 19-21! That’s right, we’re releasing Finding You at TCA! The book is finished and at the publisher. (Beatrice did a wonderful job copy editing!) Micaela is finishing the illustrations and cover art. And I’m all a-twitter. Western Gate was written primarily for us taiji geeks who want to know what is going on with this strange martial art we spend so much time practicing. This one is for anyone and everyone… Read More