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Blogs: Taiji Class Notes

Taiji Class Notes #10

Jeffrey Pratt, October 3, 2009

Hey everyone, glad you could make it back for another look at Saturday morning Push Hands Class at YMAA Boston. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #9

Jeffrey Pratt, September 12, 2009

Hi everyone, let’s talk about Push Hands. We are going to look at a few things that came up during the class on Saturday, September 12, 2009. More >>

Jeff Pratt leading the class

Record turn out for YMAA’s celebration of World Taiji & Qigong Day!

Jeffrey Pratt, August 20, 2009

Wow, I had a great time at the Arnold Arboretum, together with YMAA, joining in the World Taiji Qigong Day celebration this past April 25. I got there a little early to check out the ground, it had been raining in Boston for what seemed like weeks that spring. Fortunately the ground was dry and firm under the carpet of grass in the Rose Garden of the Arnold Arboretum. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #8

Jeffrey Pratt, April 18, 2009

Hi all, I’m back after a weekend off. I actually missed a class so I could spend the weekend with my family, unfortunately I forgot to ask someone to take notes. That’s why I don’t have an entry for 4/11/09. We had a good class with 9 people in attendance. More >>


Jeffrey Pratt, April 5, 2009

Advancing through the ranks of any martial system is a laudable endeavor and something that I really enjoy helping people at YMAA to do. Moving up the ranks shows a degree of curiosity and interest in the material we cover that goes beyond merely having a hobby on the weekends. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #7

Jeffrey Pratt, April 4, 2009

Hi everyone, here we go again more talk about Push Hands in Boston at YMAA. We had a good class with 10 people in attendance. More >>

Collin and Doug Centering

Taiji Class Notes #6

Jeffrey Pratt, March 28, 2009

Hey everyone, time for some more rumination on Push Hands. We had a nice turnout of 12 people this past Saturday. The class played out in a fairly good fashion, let’s go over the basics and then look at a couple of things in depth. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #5

Jeffrey Pratt, March 14, 2009

Details for the March 14th, 2009 Boston Push Hands class. I had a good time. I hope everyone else did as well. This class was important to me because I had finished a series of injections into my right knee two days prior to the class. (I have osteoarthritis in both knees) My doctor had told me I could back to regular exercise so I was really looking forward to training. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #4

Jeffrey Pratt, February 28, 2009

Hi everyone, time for another look at the Push Hands class in Boston. We had a decent turn out with twelve people attending. I think the class went well. The big event of the day was learning that Mark Klein had tested in front of Dr. Yang and received his instructor’s stripe, three cheers for Mark. He deserves it; he is a very dedicated practitioner who shows a tireless pursuit of his understanding of Taijiquan. (I am very grateful to have him in my class, keeps me on my toes.) More >>

Taiji Class Notes #3

Jeffrey Pratt, February 21, 2009

Hi all, here is what happened in Push Hands class on Saturday. We had 10 people, eleven if you count Olivier Pardo who dropped in for the last half. It was a good time. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #2

Jeffrey Pratt, February 14, 2009

Hi all, I’m back from Disney World and here with some thoughts on the last Push Hands class. This class coincided with Dr. Yang’s Push Hands seminar. Dr. Yang very kindly invited the regular class to attend the lecture during the first morning of the seminar. I don’t remember when I first started attending these seminars, fairly early in my training at YMAA I think. I was very happy to see many of the Saturday morning class in the lecture. It is a great opportunity to work with Dr. Yang now that he is living in California. More >>

Taiji Class Notes #1

Jeffrey Pratt, January 31, 2009

Hi all, this is the first of what I hope will be many profitable entries in a blog about the Saturday morning Push Hands class at the YMAA HQ in Boston. The goal is to provide the group with an idea of my goals and observations on each class as we go along to help cement the experience immediately following the class for everyone’s benefit. More >>

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