Thursday, 10 April 2014

What is it about Styles and Tai Chi?

Why do some teachers teach a hybrid form of Tai Chi? Does this amount to sacrilege or is this the way of the world given the origins of the art and how it's developed over the years? And what should a student look for in a class, if not purity and the all-important surname of the instructor? 


The Inseparability of Style and Teacher

In the last episode of this series we discussed how a good teacher should approach the diverse teaching needs of their students. If we take a look at one of Tai Chi's most famous practitioners from last century - Cheng Man ching - we can see that his version of Tai Chi came to reflect the man himself. In the same way we can see how the breakaway style of Yang Lu Chan at the end of the 19th century, reflected his priorities and his martial interests.  Man Ching approached things from another angle as he was also a physician, painter, calligrapher and poet. And It would be these interests that would explain his version of the Form and his practice of Tai Chi. 

Over the years, Some of my teachers have stressed the importance of knowing the acupuncture channels in the body, particularly those trained in acupuncture or shaitsu. Other teachers have emphasised the martial arts or the meditative aspects - depending on their background and interests. 

So, if you want to know why you do what you do in your class, ask your teacher about their interests. And if they say, no....its not about me....I'm just doing what my teacher taught me, then don't worry. Everyone says that  - just be patient and watch for the other interests to turn up. They will.

Despite this, students still tweet me questions like....hey teapotmonk.....can you tell me which style would be better to learn? Is the Yang style too Yin? Is Chen too Yang? 

My answer is to ask them what sort of person they are? What are they looking for in a class and how best do they learn - a subject we touched upon in the last episode.  

Because the answer is within you. You just have to learn to see it.

So ask yourself...Do you seek a method of meditation, or techniques for relaxation? Are you looking to build-up your immune system or your muscles?


Try Before You Buy

Whatever your answers to these questions, always taste, before tucking in. Try before buy.  

Sit in on a class and just watch before deciding if it is right for you. Watching enables you to see how the students and teacher interact. Watching enables you to absorb something of the ambience, whilst not having to worry about learning the technique.

After the class is over, try talking with the teacher, take some time to talk to the other students. Ask them how they feel about their progress and how they feel about the class. It has been said that the best example of a teacher's skill is the level of proficiency attained by the students, BUT this is only part of it. 

Just as important is their attitude and openness to newcomers  - how do they respond to the inquisitiveness of a newcomer. This is what you need to know about. This is more important than the name of the style or the lineage of the teacher. This may upset some of you, but hey, if you're getting upset then maybe there is a grain of truth somewhere in there.

Some of you may also say, huh…easy for you to say Mr TeapotmOnk for what lineage or tradition has the mOnk? Well, my tradition and family school are known as diversity, evolution and adaptability. This is the lineage I follow. Granted this may put some students off and it has provoked the ridicule of some teachers who  adopt more Oriental aims and wear a sash in class instead of a cheeky grin. But hey, the world's a diverse place.

I tried to say this on a forum last week. Think of tai chi as cheese. It doesn't matter if you prefer Brie and I prefer Chedder. What does it matter if someone else loves Camembert and another Red Leicester. 
What is important is not that we all eat the same cheese for that would make for a very dull palate. 
What is important is the differences between one and another.  For it is not in the elimination but rather  in the celebration of difference that we maintain a rich and varied legacy

This episode is based on the book (now available in paperback) Ways Of Learning: A Handbook for Students and Teachers of the Martial Arts. More Info here. 

Listen or download the whole Episode below or find out more about the entire series here. 



Monday, 7 April 2014

Simple Steps to Finding More Space


Finding Space 


It's been a hectic and crazy month. Running around and trying to put things in sensible places. Iv'e been away and I've been rushing about. Such activity reminds me of the need to leave gaps in our lives, in our to-do lists and in our agendas so as to be able to stay flexible when the unexpected arises.

And the unexpected has a habit of arising without warning. 

What do we do when our timetable does not allow for change? What do we do when even our practice gets subsumed in the minutiae and leaves no time to breathe and step back?


The Tai Chi Photo Form PDF


The answer is not simple. But inspiration for change can help us to rethink our methods and madness. So, after succumbing to a frenetic month I'm offering the old classic PDF of the Cheng Man Tai Chi Short Form (aka Dr. Chi)  - with its minimal text and evocative photos that breathe with the spirit of emptiness. 50 pages of over 300 photos conveying spirit, flow and that elusive emptiness.

Its usually sells for a couple of dollars/euros but until Friday this week its free  - you just need to click on the share button on this page.

So help yourself. For if you find yourself wondering where your space has gone, then perhaps it will help to learn once more the art of enjoying the gaps between the postures, the pause between the musical notes and the clear sky beyond the clouds.

Enjoy, share and breathe deep. 

You can find more PDF, ePub and paperback books from the mOnks web site here  

Thursday, 20 March 2014

i-Nunchaku: Designed in California, Made in Shaolin Temple

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Who doesn't want to be able to single-handedly take on the street thug, the neighbourhood rowdy hooligans or an invading army?

Who doesn't want to resolve territorial conflicts, depose politically corrupt regimes or bring an end to world recession with just a swing or two of the i-Nunchaku?

Well now you can! Break out of apathy and complacency in this era of personal passivity and global corporate hegemony with these new i-nunchaku exclusive to new students and drop-outs of the Bean Curd Boxing Academy.

From Thought to Action

We all understand the complexity of modern 21st century life: we live in an interdependent economy in a global village. Yet such universal notions help us little as we wrestle with the great injustices of our era. Why not, for example, demand that those in power justify their position to the satisfaction of those governed? If they can't  - well, that power should be dismantled. And preferably with the help of a modern tool such as the i-Nunchaku!

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*Yang Chen Fu Yellow
*Krishnamurti Khaki
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The i-Nunchaku Offer originally appeared in One Last Thing: The Untold History of the Martial Arts Philosophy available from online book stores or HERE where you can watch the video too.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Checklist of 9 Points For Better Teaching

"Teaching is a wonderful profession for it enables us to take the best from the past and build upon it. Equally, it burdens us with the responsibility of not just repeating, but interpreting the past in the light of our present environment and to decide, if necessary, where and how to start again.

Grab Your Free Locker Door Checklist

Imagine its autumn and it’s that moment of the year when new classes begin after the summer break. It is a time when teachers are assaulted from all sides, not by sleuth ninjas descending from pagoda rooftops, but by real questions from real beginners about the many wonderful claims of the class and the school.


It is tempting, in this competitive world of student recruitment, to make extravagant claims in order to bolster class numbers simply because no-one is going to challenge you over them. It is tempting because in the eyes of hungry new students, alternative disciplines can - if we are not careful - lend themselves to the mystical and magical, rather than the real and relevant. It is tempting because beginners will believe whatever Sifu, Sensei‚ Master, or the one in front of the class tells them.

So each year, before the first class of newcomers arrive, before the questions begin, before the demonstrations start, hang this up on the inside of your locker door:

THE 9 POINT TEACHERS CHECKLIST: 


1. Avoid claiming that you are a descendent of Lao Tzu, Robin Hood, Hercules or Tarzan.
Apart from the scholarly debate regarding their real existence, it just sounds silly and pretentious. In my Tai Chi classes I’ve tried several times to claim lineage from Lao Tzu and it never works. People ask why your name doesn't end in Tzu, or they ask you to get their copy of the Tao Te Ching autographed. It just gets complicated. Forget lineage; forget name-dropping, and just concentrate on whom you are and not how you would like to be seen. Remember your voice carries more weight than the words of past masters. Authenticity will bring students to your class, not name dropping or the hanging of certificates.

2. Avoid claiming that your style and only your style offers the 'Complete Art'.
Apart from sounding egotistical, it makes no sense. Some people want a health practice, others a fighting skill. Some come looking for a meditation technique, others a GTD (productivity) approach. Some want to learn Chinese, wear silk suits, call you 'Sifu' and burn incense at your feet. Others (thankfully) wish for a more occidental approach. You cannot be all things to all people. Claiming to be a complete system insults the philosophy of Taoism on which it is based. The whole is comprised of the many parts. It's all partial, all subjective. Choose your area of specialty and move on. 

3. Avoid claiming you will become invincible or be reborn after 6 weeks of practice.
Tai Chi as a Martial Art can be effective, but in conjunction with in other martial skills. Practicing Single-Push Hands, Chi Gung or the Sword Form is no defence in itself against an experienced street fighter. Want to learn to fight? Email Donnie Yen for Classes.

4. Avoid claiming you will recover from a terminal illness after mastering the 8 Internal Nose-Breath Stances.
Yes your health will improve, but only with consistent and good practice. Don't go down at dawn to the river’s edge during December, strip naked, plunge into the waters to practice Chi Gung for three hours. You won't necessarily get the flow but I can guarantee you will get the flu.

5. Learn to Listen.
The questions that are being asked are not triggers to repeat the same spiel year in, year out. Prepare for your class by opening up and cleaning your slate, not filling it with set answers that fly out as someone triggers a keyword. Do not install any Predictive Typing Software in your head. Allow the moment to reveal itself in its entire glory. Be receptive.

6. Learn to Watch.
Don't keep showing everyone how YOU can do Squatting Single Whip, instead watch how your students are doing it. Your proficiency may be a deterrent to a beginner’s mind that may interpret your skill as unattainable. Be prepared to adapt your presentations for those with particular learning needs. Be adaptive. Remember the roots of the Art are in adaptability, not in rigidity or imitation. 

7. Get off the Pedestal.
Show you are capable of errors, mistakes, and human frailties and that sometimes, when displaying a move, you may just forget where you are in the form. This will do wonders for class cohesion, though your ego may take a little dent.

8. A mistake by a learner is your mistake too.
Imagine each error made by a student as an opportunity to improve the class until everyone gets it right. Imagine that! At the very least it keeps us on out toes. Yield to enquiries and learn to learn from a beginners’ mind.

9. Try to do less.
*Set an example. 
*Recognize that others may be here to learn to relax.
*Don't keep them on edge.
*Play.
*Laugh.
*Trip up.

*Make sure they leave the class feeling clear and empowered, not anxious and confused. With luck, they might even come back.
*Find the circle for therein lays the essence of the moves. *Take the curved path. Avoid the straight and narrow, both in and out of the training hall


From Ways of Learning: NOW IN PAPERBACK
Fed up with having to whip out your kindle in the class to prove a point? At last Ways of Learning  (from which this post has been borrowed) has been finally released as a PAPERBACK. No longer confined to the digital realm - you can now own your very own Handbook for Teachers and Learners of the Martial Arts. Want to find out more? Click here.



Thursday, 27 February 2014

It's All About Style: Part 1

Paul Read Styles of Tai Chi What should you look for when considering which style of Tai Chi to learn?
Are there major differences between the different schools or do they share more than they would like to admit? And does your school offer a range of learning techniques for the different ways we all learn? Today, I'm reloading the Style Series of Tai Chi Podcasts up to iTunes (listen to the full episode below), starting with the first episode where we ask:

What are the main Styles of Tai Chi?


There are three main styles found across the world: Yang, Chen and Wu. Yet for the beginner seeking clarity, perhaps such nuances are of less importance than for the stylists themselves. For Within each of these is a multitude of variations that do little but confuse the picture for a new student of Tai Chi - as Mao said: "Let a Hundred flowers bloom".

Were we to encourage this approach in the broad church that is Tai Chi, we would perhaps see an even greater diversity of styles that could address the needs of all those who tread the floors of esteemed training halls around the world. And not just the needs of those who have defined in stone such definitions.

A Question of Style


Unquestionably, in the world of Tai Chi certain names and schools dominate the practice and the public image of the art. Some styles are seen as more traditional and pure, others as more recent developments with unproven modifications. Whilst Others still are seen as outdated or increasingly antiquated.

Although you may think that at the beginning, selecting the right school is paramount, most styles do in fact share more in common than their practitioners would probably care to admit. So, Rather than fixate on names and categories, it might be better to remember that it is the teacher and the ambience of a class that will determine much of a student's progress, rather than simply the name of a style or a possibly dubious historical time-line.

For Every teacher will place a different emphasis on some aspects of a form over others, some aspects of training over others.....and in time these will ultimately distinguish their style from those of their contemporaries.

This is the nature of teaching and it is part of Tai Chi’s rich legacy and development over the centuries. Some may deny this, others may embrace it. But rest assured you will always find in a class the fundamentals of the form: pushing-hands, rooting, breathing, Chi Gung exercises, sticking and yielding. And if you're lucky a bit of sword play.

Differences in Tai Chi Styles


So what are the fundamental differences between Chen and Yang for example....you could say that the Chen style - from which all others are said to have derived - still incorporates both fast and slow movements, as well as explosive and soft techniques. Other styles have leveled out these variations and tend to offer a more uniform pace in their forms and practice. The official modified Chinese form, and the original Yang Style have a much more regular flow and incorporate lower postures and angular stances.

Other styles such as Wudan still teach much of the martial side, while the popular Cheng Man Ching Form on the other hand tends to perhaps balance more the martial with other softer aspects. This is notable in the Form's upright stances, softer moves and consistent flow with an emphasis on circularity.

But, at the end of the day, whats in a name. Who was it who said about the martial arts…It's just a name, don't fuss over it. There's no such thing as a style if you understand the roots. What was his name…Bruce something or another...

Styles or Teaching Preferences?


One thing we must all remember when we talk about styles, is that we are often talking about teaching preferences. A good teacher from one style will help us in evaluating the practice by means of an approach that makes sense to us. Such perceptions then form the foundations of our learning style.

But, not enough teachers take the approach of finding out how best we learn. For example, learning studies have been carried out for decades on how best we learn and according to one model... Flemings VAK model, we learn either as visual, audible or tactile students.

That's to say, some of us learn best by watching and doing.
For example a teacher may demonstrate a move, and then we would copy it. I had a Chinese teacher in London many years ago that spoke not a word of English, and so I had to learn the sword form from him using this learning skill.

Others learn better by listening, and having something explained well before mastering it.
For example, the concept of yielding or rooting may be easier to explain for some people than merely demonstrating it.Doing is fine, but if someone needs to understand and not just copy and paste, then the listening factor must be taken into account.

Finally, another group learns best by actively trying as opposed to simply copying or conceptualizing. So for example, demonstrating good posture may be insufficient in itself for this student, nor chatting about alignment between knee, hip and shoulder. What is needed for these students is a teacher that can align them physically through contact and continual fine adjustment.

Ways of Learning by Paul ReadWays of Learning


So a good teacher will have techniques at his or her disposal according to the type of student you are. Now. A question! Should you ask your teacher before signing up...which of Flemings VAK models they are prioritizing in the training hall?

Probably yes….but will you get a sensible answer? Probably no.

So what should you be asking? Well, you'll have to listen in to Part 2 to find out or -  delve into the finer details in the complete book on Teaching and Learning: Ways...find out more about the book here.

You can listen to the full episode here, or download it to your portable mp3 player to listen to later.



Thursday, 20 February 2014

From The Eight Immortals to the Forests of Borneo: How We can Give Something Back to This Ancient Art


Sometimes - if we are honest - we can get just a little too wrapped up in our own world. The wider picture gets a little lost in the mists of the moment. 

Take work for instance: Software glitches, edits, time-lines and self-imposed dead-lines can all hide the bigger issues. When researching the book: One Last Thing, I found myself trying to step back and see where the great impulses of history were taking us. I began with the mythical figure of Chang San Feng and his development of the Tai Chi Form. His life in the great bamboo forests is shrouded by legend,  but some say he was accompanied by an Oran-utan. This relationship caught my attention - (see video here) - but I wanted more detail so went in search of the spirit of the beast. (One Last Thing.) 


Well, now it appears that the call of the Oran-utan is reaching my ears once more. According to this campaign site, the plight of the Oran-utan is reaching a critical level as the forests of Borneo diminish and the natural habitat of the Oran-utan is being destroyed. 

Well, I believe we all owe a debt to the great ancestor of this species - the one who guided Chang San Feng into studying the movements of animals, the one who courageously persuaded him to depart from the static interpretations of the martial applications by pursuing the flow and ebb of the tao

So: Below is an excerpt from One Last Thing: And here is my pledge: If you enjoy the excerpt - and use the link at the bottom of this article to buy the book (3.99) at some point over the next 7 days - I will donate 100% of all that money to the Oran-utan fight. Thats right 100%. 

Here is a chance for Tai Chi practitioners and Taoists everywhere to nod gently in the direction of the Eight Immortals and let Chang San Feng know that we haven't forgotten our debt to he and his companions efforts to turn Tai Chi into what it is today.  Plus - and this is my contribution - you get a cracking read at the same time. Read on, laugh, share and then lets make a difference. 

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(Sample Chapter from:  One Last Thing 

THE DAILY SIMIAN EXCLUSIVE: “HE LEFT ME FOR A BETTER OFFER”


Reporter: G. Greene
Interpreter: Dr J. Dolittle

Today, the ape that accompanied Chang San (The Immortal) Feng on his journey through the bamboo forests, speaks exclusively to the Daily Simian about his relationship with the Taoist. What was the man really like behind his popular image and what was the truth behind the abandonment of his lifetime partner - the Orang-utan?


Reporter: How long were you together?
Orang-utan: Our relationship lasted for quite some years. Where Chang San Feng drifted, I drifted. Where he dawdled, I dawdled. Where he gazed, I also gazed.

Reporter: And because of this ‘relationship’, you left behind your friends and family of course?
Orang-utan: I left behind family, work, prospects…you know how it is.

Reporter: Because he asked you?
Orang-utan: Not explicitly, but he had a way of looking at me…

Reporter: It is said that Chang San Feng settled amongst the Wu Dan Mountains to establish the Taoist Monasteries…
Orang-utan: Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Reporter: He is also attributed to being the creator of the tai chi chuan discipline…
Orang-utan: Yeah, yeah, yeah…just him, all on his lonesome…

Reporter: You mean there was someone else involved?
Orang-utan: Let’s not get ‘speciesist’ about this. Let’s say, some other living being.

Reporter: Could you go into a little more detail?
Orang-utan: You know art is a funny thing. Some people believe there are those that are born artists…you know the sort, Picasso, Dali etc. Others subscribe to the idea that you don't make art, you find it.

Reporter: What do you mean?
Orang-utan: Well, for example…one day he says to me that his fighting style is all fixed and complete, and he’s ready to publish. Then, as we are strolling along I say…hey San Feng, look at those ‘Tigers Embracing’ over there, isn't that touching? Wouldn't it make a nice posture for your form and before you could say ‘Wham, Bam, thank-you Ma’am’, he’s gone and placed it in the ‘Form’ - changed the name ever so slightly to avoid any copyright issues - and then claimed it as his own work.

Reporter: Did this happen a lot?
Orang-utan: After one stormy night: ‘Clouds Hands’. Another day we spotted a ‘Golden Rooster with just One Leg’.

Reporter: The names of the postures then came from you?
Orang-utan: Let’s not get hung up about names, heaven forbid the martial arts community is already tied up in knots about labels. Who cares whether the names came from your camp or mine. No, it was more about the underlying essence. You see, Chang San Feng was - how should I put it - not exactly a natural mover.

Reporter: But he fused the postures into one smooth form, did he not?
Orang-utan: You can say Chang San Feng was many things, but a ‘smooth operator’ he was not. Let me tell you a story. When we first met, he’d stop every now and then to practice his moves. I’d be dangling from a branch or chewing on a stalk, minding my own business. But man, he was such a static dude. He moved with such rigidity, I’d just have to say something.

Reporter: Such as?
Orang-utan: I’d say: “Hold up San Feng! Why not keep it moving a little? Hang loose man, let it flow, let it flow a bit,” and he’d turn and give me that look that said, ‘what do you know, you’re a simian?’ So I’d drop down and show him what it means to move with a little looseness around the hips, how to let your arms hang loose, relax those tight shoulders…know what I mean?

Reporter: So the suggestion to flow a little…was yours?
Orang-utan: I hate to point out the obvious but, who in heaven’s name do you think it was that taught him how to ‘Repulse a Monkey’? Man, if it weren’t for me tai chi would still be a series of fixed and separate postures. Static moves based on linear ideas. It was me who introduced the animal element; it was me who pointed out the mongoose and snake fight; it was me who showed him how a ‘White Crane Spreads its Wings’.

Reporter: But he always claimed…
Orang-utan: …that he invented the form, yeah I know. But answer me this? Who can say in total honesty that they invented anything, huh? Didn’t Picasso say that all art was theft? Well I can’t comment on Cubism but in Chang San Feng’s case is was a clear case of copy and paste: The ‘White Crane’, the ‘Tiger’, the ‘Birds Tale’, the ‘Clouds’…the tai chi ‘Form’ is nothing but a collection of previous cultural movements. In fact man, every step of your history has been an appropriation of other cultures.

Reporter: And he never credited you…?
Orang-utan: Not even a footnote. Of course back then we had no Animal Defence League to speak up for simians, so what recourse did I have? Like I said, we were together for a long time. Nothing official, of course, he wouldn't have it. But we were pretty close. I gave that man the best years of my life.

Reporter: And now?
Orang-utan: Well, it’s hard not to feel a bit abandoned.

Reporter: When did you suspect things were going a little astray…?
Orang-utan: I remember, one evening we were watching this Eastwood film on the box and he started talking about this ape called Clyde and humans…being, you know, different. That’s when I first started to suspect something was up. My bottom lip didn't stop quivering all night. Then the following morning I saw the stork following us carrying a message from the other Immortals.

Reporter: The Other Taoist Gods?
Orang-utan: What could I do? I couldn't compete with an offer of immortality?

Reporter: Could he have taken you with him?
Orang-utan: Personally, I don't see why not. I mean there had been other double acts that have made it: Eastwood and Clyde, Jackson and Bubbles, Mowgli and King Louie. Is there no room in this universe for immortal apes as well as human beings?

Reporter: Finally, if you had the opportunity to tell Sang Feng One Last Thing, what would that be?

Orang-utan: An Orang-utan is not just for Xmas!


The Popular History of the Martial Arts is re-discovered in ONE LAST THING - get your copy now from this site and I promise to pledge every cent I earn from each sale over the next 7 days to the AVAAZ Oran-u-tan campaign in protection of the Borneo Forests.  Should this campaign fail, I will donate the takings into the Orangutan Foundation


Monday, 17 February 2014

Krishnamurti: The Man Who Continues to Confound

28 Years ago today -  died the man who still confounds many of us with his piercing direct philosophy, quiet and thoughtful manner and his destabilising advice for both youth and elderly alike. 

Inspiration for millions, the anit-guru himself fought a life-long battle attempting to demystify philosophy, religion and government. Along the way he made a few enemies and quite a few friends. One man who read and played with his ideas was Bruce Lee - hence Krishnamurti's presence amongst Bean Curd Boxers of the World.

Alan Watts called him a "tricky character" and not surprisingly for Krishnamurti had a talent for throwing questions back to the questioners themselves.

Today marks his anniversary, and an opportunity to remind ourselves of something of the legend behind the haircut. To celebrate, you can download this free poster for your smart-device, and pursue the "tricky character" by checking out his presence in the lists below.

Secondly: For 48hrs One Last Thing and Images together will be bundled for half price. But just for 48hrs - from HERE.  (Or Below)

In the meantime, chew over these snippets of wisdom from the man himself. 

LIFE: “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.” 

DEATH: “Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.” 

TRUTH: “I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. ... The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.” 

PROBLEMS: “If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. ” 


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  • Uncommon Wisdom by Fritjof Capra
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