Teaching Style and Approach
Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan is
evolved from Yang family style.
philosophy that Tai Chi Chuan embodies is styled on the I CHING
(treatise on changes) and underpinned by the teachings of the great
Lao-Tze (Old Master) in TAO TE CHING (scripture on the Way).
founder of Tai Chi Chuan; Chang San-Feng (Chang of the 3 attributes*),
by one account, was taught the Way of Tai-Chi in his dreams, by God.
Chang San-Feng was a Taoist priest (seeker of the Way) whose primary
interest was his spiritual ascent.
Similarly, I hope that Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan conforms to the precepts of the Tao of Lao-Tze. It is meant to be Tao-in-motion.
those interested in the subtle system as taught in true meditation, he
was accorded this name as one who had attained the Triguna; Desire,
Action and Evolution.
"From memory the tune
Ric was singing / following was the Ganesha
lesson was completely different than ever
before as Ric stood before us as our
"I noticed my feet
moving of their own accord, as if they had
minds of their own -"
"Ric didn’t explain
much but led us to a tree near the side of a
street and showed my brother John and I.."
Ric say "don't lead the leader" to someone."
"Also when Ric talks
of...."neither assist, nor resist, but
"Words truly are no
good when teaching Tai-Chi..."
"With Ric I have a much
better Flow and feel of my energy,
internally my organs feel softer and I feel
as though I am moving forward."
"Ric talked about the
difference between analysing, and simply
seeing and becoming."
"While we were having
coffee after class as we often do, Ric posed
this question: "Follow me--what does it
is a difference between the intellectual
process of learning/ understanding and the
true insight gained through experiencing a
teachings happen also on a very subtle
level, increasing sensitivity and awareness
for my inner progress."
must add that the ‘Class Culture’ (if I can
call it that) is highly supportive"