Kungfu Evolving on the Stage

Kungfu Evolving on the Stage

I'm putting the finishing touches on the sound for my video "Cracking the Code: Taijiquan as Enlightenment Theater."  And I'm headed to Portland to give a talk on the History of Baguazhang, to teach Dance as Self-Defense, and to teach Unlocking Internal Martial Arts.  So here are some interesting videos, the first one I call Heavy Metal Chinese Opera.  (If you have adblock, it takes 40 seconds to open, and it doesn't want to embed so click here.)

And this one is the latest attempt at Shaolin Monks crossing the line into pure dance.  Pretty good!  But put on some different music, this is the "Let if Go" of martial arts performances.  (This one won't embed either, click here).  

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Daoism Explained to Atheists

Daoism Explained to Atheists

...We really do not know the ultimate causes of things, much less the ultimate causes of our own behavior. We do, as a habit of mind, tend to ascribe agency. And, of course, we can use rational processes like deductive or inductive reasoning to walk back, or walk around, discrete causation. Within the boundaries of a closed system of logic, these processes can become praxis.  That is, they become a "way of seeing, doing and testing," like engineering, or ballet. The dominant versions of this are

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Better Sharing

Better Sharing

I am delighted with Dave Tilley's website/blog Shift Movement Science .  It is exciting to be learning from people who are a lot younger than I am.  He was a competitive gymnast, and he teaches gymnastics to children at beginning and advanced levels.  

Dave has detailed explanations with videos, photos, and academic references.  He isn't using this format to teach tricks or gymnastics skills.  What he does is pick a problem, and show you how to fix it.  

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