Underneath my yellow skin

Category Archives: Taiji

I am Kung-fu Fighting

I was writing yesterday about progress, not perfection. Specifically when it comes to working out. The American idea is to push harder, do it faster, and pay for it afterwards. Americans are weirdly proud of breaking themselves for some nebulous outcome. We see it in the jobs area, too. We’ve actually had to introduce the… Continue Reading

Gettting my groove on

Taiji is my life. This is something people need to know about me. It’s not my life in the same way it is for my teacher, but it’s an integral part of my daily life. I get up, put the coffee on, feed Shadow, and then do my daily Taiji routine. I still marvel at… Continue Reading

Getting over the hump

I have been studying Taiji for fourteen or fifteen years. I have come so far, and I am proud of the progress I have made. I was a terrible student in the beginning because I was so resistant to everything my teacher was telling me. I apologized to her later, but she laughingly brushed it… Continue Reading

Theory and practice

My brother was over yesterday, and we were talking about my weapons. I had mentioned that I wanted a nice new weapon because most of my weapons are practice ones. That means either wooden or dull steel. I love my sword, but the steel is dull. It’s better for practicing, of course. My brother said… Continue Reading