This is some great old 35mm film. Notice at the beginning that a few of the basket holders are carrying baskets solo on a stick, as I suggested the name Single Whip implies in my "Cracking the Code Tai Chi" Video linked above.
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Workshop Travel Schedule
Daodejing Online Open for New Members - Click for Info: Next meeting, Sunday April 14th, 8am to 10am (MT) (4/14, 5/19, 6/16, 7/14, 8/18)
New Book: Kindle deadline April 16th, Paperback will be available by Nezha’s Birthday (8th day of the 4th moon). Pre-orders coming soon! Thanks to everyone sending me encouragement!
Los Angles: 5th International Martial Arts Studies Conference (May 23rd-24th)
Los Angles: 13th International Daoist Studies Conference (June 20th-23rd)