Friday, December 18, 2015

Congratulations Faculty, Staff and Community!

Ten faculty, staff and community members completed the fifteen week taiji bang course.

Most folk achieved accomplishment in part one of the bang routine, and two completed the whole routine. The second part of the bang routine is for martial arts and is especially difficult to learn in a short time.

Well done Wes and LaRayne!

Master Jesse Tsao laid a good foundation in his weekend with us in September, and all students continued with some diligence.

We are all looking forward to consolidating taiji and qigong practice in the spring semester. Class will be every Wednesday during classes, 4:30, in the Old Main Colloquium, SUNY Cortland.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Students learned tai chi bang

Another great semester with students learning Tai Chi bang. As usual students learned basic zazen breathing in seated meditation, some open hand taiji and qigong, with a focus on learning tai chi bang (short stick).  Some comments from students:
"This class has definitely changed the way I look at life. I am more focused on my mind and the way it interacts with my body."
"Tai chi has given me the peace that I have been searching for."
"The more I meditated through the semester, the more self-aware I became. I am now more conscious of what I think, the way I think, and what I feel and what I want. I now have a new found clarity that I did not have previously."
It is always a delight to see students develop so much in just fifteen weeks. 
Well done students!