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February 15, 2017
Deep and detailed, you can skim this and still get the gist. It is a long and complicated way of saying, “just do what we tell you,” in class.
Once this way of moving becomes habitual, you will continue to derive benefits in all areas of your life from then on. Kind of like most of the rest of the Tai chi that we teach.
NOTE: You are going to need this:
Moment of a force/torque
A force whose line of action does not pass through the centre of gravity will cause the body to rotate and translate if it is unopposed – this turning effect is the moment of force.
Human movement is the consequence of an imbalance between the components of these forces that produce rotation; the capability of a force to produce this rotation is referred to as torque or moment of force.
The moment of force is the perpendicular distance from the force’s line of action to a specific point or axis of rotation.
Moment = force x distance
January 24, 2017
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January 2, 2017
What follows I lifted from a report on a research paper involving our style of tai chi (the first section of the Hand Form was taught). After laughing uncontrollably, I thought I would share it because, the very same thing could be said for why some people do not continue for long in tai chi classes… just saying.
“Participants generally enjoyed Tai-chi for the benefit it brought to their physical and mental health. Others found it to be a pleasurable activity although a few did not enjoy the level of persistence required by the slow yet energy-demanding Tai-chi movements. Other difficulties arose from the complexity of movements.”
Our class is Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Everett Peak Health and Fitness club on the corner of Hewitt and Rucker. Fees are $5 pre-paid (5 or 10 classes) or $10 per class, otherwise.