Posts Tagged ‘ Tai Chi Chuan ’

Rocker Lou Reed Died Practicing Tai Chi

November 2, 2013
Rocker Lou Reed Died Practicing Tai Chi

Ah, it was so sad last week to hear of the death of legendary rocker Lou Reed. Reed fronted “The Velvet Underground”, and was often referred to as the pioneer of punk rock. What I didn’t know about Lou is that he was aparrently really into Tai Chi. Here’s a great little story from his […]

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The Utility of Tai Chi Chuan

May 12, 2013
The Utility of Tai Chi Chuan

Readers of the old “Dojo Rat” blog, which began in the fall of 2006, know that martial arts has been one of my passions for over thirty years. It began with wrestling in high school, progressed through Japanese and Korean Karate, some Aikido blended with Jujitsu, and landed in the soft Chinese arts of Bagua, […]

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Chi, “The Second Brain”, and “The Wellspring”

March 28, 2013
Chi, “The Second Brain”, and “The Wellspring”

Ever had a “gut feeling”? All of us have had the experience where we have some emotional stress, and right away our stomach gets upset, and our breath rate may increase. Perhaps you have to make a choice and it just “feels right” in your gut. Well, modern science is going a long way to […]

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Misconceptions About Tai Chi Chuan “Ward-off”

November 17, 2012
Misconceptions About Tai Chi Chuan “Ward-off”

Last summer one of my Aikido friends came up to visit, and we had several hours of standing grappling and some cool knife stuff. When we were pushing hands, I was trying (successfully) to use ward-off (as pictured above) to neutralize his arms and torso.  As you see above, there is a nice, round feel […]

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  • Dire Warning From An Old China Hand
    Last century in the 1980’s I was teaching at a Korean karate school, and had a conversation with a fellow Black Belt named Brian. Brian had just returned from a special forces mission on the DMZ border between North and South Korea. I asked him how it went, and he said; “Well, nobody died this […]
  • Len Colodny vs. John Dean
    We’ve been reviewing the Watergate scandal lately, due to the similarities with the Trump Crime Family’s current predicament. Our last review was the testimony of James McCord and this time we take a look at the strange role of John Dean. Dean is the sometimes-hero of contemporary progressives because he ratted some of the Nixon […]
  • Manson Is Dead, It’s Time For The Cover Story To Die Too
    On Sunday November 20th, Charles Manson died at age 83. It’s time for the outright fabrication of the way the Tate-LaBianca murders went down to be put to rest along with him. Start by saying to yourself; “Vincent Bugliosi was a liar”. Bugliosi, the man who prosecuted the Manson case, is known for his book […]
  • James McCord’s Fascinating Watergate Testimony
    The researchers at OurHiddenHistory.org (http://ourhiddenhistory.org/) have been busy uploading lots of historical audio and visual recordings, we thank them for keeping this history alive. The only way to understand how we are being screwed today is to reflect on corruption in the past and recognize the patterns of crimes occuring today. Yesterday I downloaded and […]
  • Dr. Burkley and The Bullet
    Dr. George Burkley was the personal physician for President John F. Kennedy, and attended his autopsy after Kennedy’s assassination. I wrote about Burkley as part of the article “My Interviews With David Slawson Of The Warren Commission”, back in June 2015. Slawson and I wrangled over the fact that Dr. Burkley claimed to have evidence […]