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March 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Hell Of A Send Off

After reaching a certain age you find that you have attended a lot of funerals and memorial services and so you tend to compare one to another. On Saturday the bar was set extremely high. 

The memorial service for Sifu Mark Lord (58) was to put it mildly, powerful, amazing and healing. The church was packed with standing room only. Mark’s wife, Jackie,…


Added by Dave McNeill on March 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sifu Mark Lord

Sifu Mark Lord and his wife Jackie.

It is with deep, deep regret and sadness that I report on the death of my Tai Chi instructor, Mark Lord. He died March 19th of a heart attack while teaching a class.

Mark was remarkable person: a professional trumpet player and teacher; a kind, thoughtful and giving Tai Chi instructor. He spoke Chinese…


Added by Dave McNeill on March 21, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Bridging The Gap

In past blogs I've touched on eliminating or reducing your opponents structural ability to move, or "Kazushi"; and how to maximize your movement by constantly changing your distance, angle and elevation. So, in essence, both sides of the coin; what to do TO his body, and what to do WITH yours. In this edition, we'll talk about how to bridge the gap between yourself…


Added by Dave McNeill on March 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Purple Belt Technique #20

Added by Dave McNeill on March 14, 2014 at 7:56pm — No Comments

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