Edited & Uploaded to YouTube, Walked the neighborhood, Hung out laundry & now working with colors...
Our Yang 16 class brought many eager tai chi players out for another round of fun. Congratulations to all who made the step up to another Yang style tai chi form~
From the Qi Encyclopedia:
Yang Chengfu (1883-1936) modified and opened to the Chinese public the formerly held secret Yang Family Style Taijiquan (tai chi). His descendants, as well as his students and their students have made Yang Style Taijiquan the most popular and practiced taijiquan in the world today.
Yang Chengfu (also named Yang Zhao Qing) was the grandson of the founder of Yang Family Taijiquan, Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872), and the son of 2nd generation Yang Tai Chi master, Yang Chien Hou (1839-1917). His father taught him some of the basics of Yang combat training, but as a young man he cared more about drinking and womanizing. After his father's death in 1917 he became more interested in the martial arts and began serious studies with his older brother Shao Hou and other members of the Yang family.
He publically taught taijiquan at the Beijing Physical Culture Research Institute from 1914 until 1928. He moved to Shanghai in 1928 and continued his teaching.
Personality: He was described as being openhearted, friendly, and modest. He was very popular as a teacher, and avoided hurting his students and challengers. He was a large man – weighing over 230 pounds. One story has it that, During his stay in Wuhan, he reluctantly accepted a challenge from a belligerent local kung fu master versed in swordsmanship. Wielding a mere makeshift sword of bamboo; Yang easily defeated his well-armed opponent and then apologized profusely for having unintentionally hurt the opponent's wrist during the fight. http://goldeneaglemac.com
Chengfu style: Yang Chengfu developed a system of taijiquan that differed from that of this father, uncles and grandfather. He reduced or eliminated many of the difficult high kicks, leaps and stomps, replacing them with wider more comfortable stances with smoother flowing, light, agile, rooted movements; thereby making taijiquan more accessible to the general public. Nevertheless his style was strict and demanding—some say he even created a more effective martial art. He called his style Yang Big [or Large] Frame (Yang Da Jia).
Vegan sticky brown rice with plant protein vs. Brown fried rice with egg and chicken...2 similar dishes to please 2 different generations.
All vegan brown sticky rice with Shiitake mushroom, boiled peanuts, garbanzo and bush beans.
We all enjoy coconut tapioca and cranberries.
Brown fried rice with diced barbecue chicken and eggs diced up.
Steamed taro cake with Shiitake mushroom and dried cuttle fish.
Yang 24, Yang 10, Yang 16 and NOW, Yang 88 Form Tai Chi by everydaytaichi lucy at Kilauea District Park
Packed our bags, checked out our equipment...charged our batteries...but wireless mic needs to be brought back
Baby Colin created his own 3 way game of chess-checkers-Chinese checkers that's MORE intriguing and left the older guys alone to play!
Time to hold your ball and have fun but at the same time stay healthy!
everydaytaichi lucy's tai chi calendar
Fall 2019 Classes:
15 week session
Yang 10 Form Tuesday, 9AM - Sept. 3-Dec.10
INTRO Class for those who are BRAND NEW to Tai Chi
Yang 88 Form Tuesday, 10AM- Sept. 3-Dec.10
Prerequisite: Yang 10, 24 & 16 forms
Yang 16 Form Thursday, 9AM August 29-Dec. 12
Prerequisite: Yang 10 Form
Yang 24 Form Thursday 10AM August 29-Dec. 12
Prerequisite: Yang 10 Form
Yang Style Tai Chi- Form 10, 24 & 16 sets
August 30-Dec. 13
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Lucy & ken continue to fulfill their mission to reach out to teach tai chi around the world while using technology in both computer and filming as well as traveling abroad to spread tai chi aloha.
Again, the oldest and youngest Hawaii cousins got together for lunch and a scavenger hunt.
Once, in Waikiki and today in the Diamond Head area, where they also walked to visit tai tai and tai gung.
For their grandmother, lucy, it was just like ol' time sake, it was like what I enjoyed doing for my own children some 50 years ago...
plan a nice dinner and enjoy their interaction, listening to their stories and seeing how the older ones took such good care of the younger ones.
Their silliness and adventures to find stuff, their walks together and riding the BUS, and bonding.
Then coming over to eat and play the Game of Life, PayDay and other board games...then seeing our tai chi program on Olelo after dinner!!
Funnier yet, it was our Christmas one at Aina Koa park.
Justine and Popo tried to video tape baby Colin picking up a fried oama and singing "Baby Shark" with all the right moves, too.
He got camera shy and stopped when we both whipped out our iPhones!
So many nice memories!
Now it's back to school for all five of them!
AND for Popo and Gungie, too!!
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