Torben Bremann: Chen style, Huang Taiji and Sam Tam

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Re: Torben Bremann: Chen style, Huang Taiji and Sam Tam

Postby xian89 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:18 am

Part 12 of the interview (last part) - What would you do differently if you could start over?
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Re: Torben Bremann: Chen style, Huang Taiji and Sam Tam

Postby Bao on Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:03 am

Thanks for the series. I enjoyed the interview. 8-)
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Re: Torben Bremann: Chen style, Huang Taiji and Sam Tam

Postby richardman on Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 pm

Question has been raised about Sifu Tam's "tai chi issuing" and the use of the spine. It's from the dantian and the turning of the spine.
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Re: Torben Bremann: Chen style, Huang Taiji and Sam Tam

Postby xian89 on Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:48 am

https://exploringtaiji.com/teachers-and ... UECO2o7M-w

Torben has written af blogpost (first this year...) about some of his experiences with the teachers in Taiwan as well as a bit on teachers and traditions in general. A little video and updates on his future plans are also included. Hope you find it useful or interesting :)

A little teaser to fuel interest (or anger ;) ):
"most Chinese “teachers” don´t have much skill when it comes to teaching. They might be skillful themselves but not being capable of transmitting – or willing to do so...There are many reasons for this kind of “teaching” method. Some Chinese teachers are simply crooks who don´t want to teach too open, in fear of loosing the golden calf who brings money and food to the table. Others simply don´t have the ability to teach....I see way too many people who thinks or believe that because a person learned directly for a period from a skillful exponent that it means that they are also skillful themselves. Or being related familywise gives you skill. Nothing can be more wrong. You have to have talent – just like in any other fields – and you have to work hard, analyze, reflect, etc. No one are born with Taiji skills and no one becomes good just by hanging around a skillful exponent....Nowadays the social medias seems to be full of either people who talk about how their teacher was the last or only “true” disciple of a great Master. Or you see people post all kind of things about how Yang Chengfu or somebody else did the forms … Yes – it is interesting to read about the past – I loved to do that myself. But Taiji is not only and solely about the past – it is more about what is going on – now. What can YOU do, which skills do YOU have"
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Re: Torben Bremann: Chen style, Huang Taiji and Sam Tam

Postby Bao on Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:24 am

Says that it’s written by Peter Munthe-Kaas... ??? Nothing about Torben. Wrong link? :P

@Charles: Good post. ;)
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