March 23, 2008

Scribbler Does Yang Cheng Fu

OK Folks. I promised it. So here it is: me doing the first third of the Yang tai chi set. The initiated will be able to see the weaknesses and mistakes (which I myself can see), but my form has "stabilized" into the state it will be in for a while. This is what I do every morning (three times) after I warm up with twenty minutes of Chi Kung exercises.

The outfit I'm wearing is my Easter Sunday outfit. I had my son take this video while we were there for family dinner. There's a strong tradition among some Chinese wu shu masters that they never wear uniforms, and only train in everyday clothes. I've worn theses clothes to the office, so that's fairly everyday.


anthromama said...

We had to switch from wireless to DSL and now watching videos is simply awful. I know tai chi is not meant to be jerky--darn buffering!

Theo Huffman said...

My trick is to hit the pause button and let the buffering catch up. Then it plays smoothly afterwards.

I don't know if it would be any less jerky in YouTube, but I don't want it to be that public, and I'm afaid it would get distorted (even more) from the YouTube compression. Blogger has it's own native video format, that I haven't figured out yet. I'm familiar with Photobucket, so that's what I used.