Tai Chi Long Yang 108 b

Not the best demonstration of this Form, but possibly not the worst either. Feel free not to comment as I'm already well aware of its numerous inadequacies! I was taught by a student of Gerda Geddes and also attended several of Gerda's own workshops and classes. Gerda Geddes was taught by Master Choy Hawk-pang in the 1950s in Hong Kong, at a time when few women learnt tai chi. Master Choy was at that time 74; he had been a student of Yang Cheng-fu, who was the grandson of Yang Lu-ch'an, the founder of the Yang style of the T'ai-chi Ch'uan. Master Choy was a respected teacher. After Master Choy died, Gerda (also known as "Pytt") was taught by his son Choy Kam-man, who later went on to teach in San Francisco. Gerda was reportedly the first person to teach tai chi in the UK and started by teaching it to ballet dancers at The Place in London. Although I 'do' it to music in this video, most purists would not, but I find it relaxing. Tai chi is difficult to learn and many people give up because they can't remember the 'steps' but persevere for many years and you may be able to do it as badly as me! But there's always time to improve... hopefully! Tai chi is the ultimate mindfulness activity.
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Added on December 22nd, 2017
Last updated: April 16th, 2020