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.

2 comments:

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.