Had a really good workshop with Dan in Horsham today. Lots of applications as usual then Short Form Mirror followed by a choice of spear or sabre.
We worked through applications illustrating the eight ways of using the sabre Pi – chop, Ci – stab, Tan – slash up to groin, Tuo – push up with both hands, Ti – divert up, Liao – stir and slash, Chen – press down and Lu – divert to the side. They are often used together as in Ti Pi which is an upward diversion to a stab followed by a chop to the attacker’s arm.
We ended with the Brush Knee sequence that takes you round in a full circle. It is beginning to make sense until I try to do it on my own.
Thanks Dan and thanks for the Song coin. If I keep coming perhaps I’ll earn a whole string!
That is it, unless anyone spots any glaring mistooks. If you do please let me know by a comment on the blog. I’ve only had one so far at that was from WordPress but then I haven’t even started search engine optimisation (SEO).
However I am already regretting using the old Wade-Giles transcription of Tai Chi so I may decide to replace it with taiji throughout but do I then have to also register and transfer everything to a new domain? I’m going to sleep on it…
The only other thing I need to do is make the site appear to come from the root directory wishwudangtaichi.org.uk without the added /wp which again I could ignore but find really irritating so I won’t. I will definitely fix that.
If successful my next post might actually be about taiji but then I have also got to look into SEO, edit flyers and posters and update all the online links to our old site. Note to self – too many buts in this blog.
Dan Docherty, head of our Wudang style, is holding a workshop at Forest School Gym, Comptons Lane, Horsham this Saturday 2nd December 2017.
If you are doing Nei Gung refresher then start at 1.00pm main workshop is 2.00 – 5.00pm
Cost has been kept down for many years, but now need to increase so it has been reviewed and will now be £13 for refresher and £37.00 for workshop.
Posted from my phone.
Nearly there but have not done much for a few days as J, and now I, have gone down with seasonal bug. Whisky sour, to get the vitamin C of course, seems to help but I think that the evidence for benefits from vitamin C is very weak if not completely missing so may be it is the scotch.
I have just got to scale the icons on the links page, expand some of the text on Tai Chi and then the techy stuff so you don’t need to put /wp at the end of the web address which is quite long enough.
I am doing all this on my old laptop running Linux (Dell Inspiron, Ubuntu 16.04LTS if you are interested). What I must start doing is using my phone to post.
I have decided to stick with the basic 2017 Theme but I have uploaded a photo taken by my son from the top of Wudangshan on our 2016 trip to China for the home page background. There is a tale to tell, including a 3m long snake, as to why I didn’t take a suitable photo from the top that day…
I plan to have a static home page with links to About Me, About Tai Chi, The Wudang Style, Classes, Useful links and the dreaded Blog. I say dreaded because I’m not sure I want to pontificate to all and sundry!
Next step is to knock out a mission statement so here goes:
This website is intended to
- Publicise the club to attract new members
- Alert members to useful info/resources
- Keep members informed about upcoming social and special events
I will be adding posts on a regular but as yet undecided frequency.
I am doing this because I think Wudang style taijiquan is a great form of exercise and self defense. I want to pass on what little I have learned over the last 25 years or so.
I am setting up a new site for the club. It has been a steep learning curve but I have bought/leased the domain, rented server space, got to grips with cPanel to park the domain and installed WordPress. I am now learning how to use it by posting this!
I am going to start just writing about setting up the club website.