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Chen Village

the sole reason I'm posting this YouTube video, is for the literally practiced carrying the 🏀 ball -- in couples!   An actual ball, held with what looks like very light pressure.   It is so intriguing and looks like fun, doesn't it?  You'll find it about two minutes into the video, which is a short documentary about Chen Villsge, where children are taught tai chi from age 5,  and  almost all sentient adults practice it too.  In other words, just about the entire village practices t'ai chi.  Wow.  I would love to spend some time there,   With all the tradition,  those little ritual fires, all the  exercise, and then I'm curious -- does it change people?  Are they, you know, better human beings?

Anyway.   I thought we could try this duo-carrying-the-ball exercise when we're back in the studio,

BTW, re the form you're seeing in this film --   It's the Chen form, which has evolved into something SO different to what we do.  I've studied the Chen form a bit, and enjoy the rapid fire kicks, punches and twirls,  but it's not like the tai chi I know and "grew up with."   I'll be curious to see what you think.

jing,

Susan
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