Student's Viewpoint

..several months later I was in Villa Ada, in real-life with Master Ric, in the same place as in my dream!
The Wu-Ji, only the Wu-Ji is above them, is above everything; mother, father, son, everything disappears in front of Him, because they' re only his sweet reflections....
  Infant Ivan?

It felt very like I was in a vortex of the Cool Breeze, doing exactly what I should, exactly how I should. Amazing!
  Danya's Page

"{Surrender?} can't make the sand run faster by pushing it (or compressing it)."
Magda's Memory

“ is from an internal or mental/emotional/spiritual dimension that I feel I am only just beginning my journey.
  Tyrone's Tale

When the Chi was really flowing..I completely surrendered and closed my eyes; I saw within and before my eyes and also felt the swirling, oscillating movements of what was either a very thick coiled snake-like body moving in thick circles, or was it the dragon!?
  Ray's Find

"Yuan-Chi Tai-Chi during class always leaves me in a better place and my mind can clear and be free of burdens, worries and distractions. It is meditative for me and I feel lighter and more peaceful at class end.
  Neelica Finally

"Today master Ric helped heal me of my cold and flu.
  Mick's Surmise

“..there appeared to be no boundary to my hands. They seemed to move through the air like through water, sweeping and pulling contrails.
  Gregor's Tome

"Amazingly, my neck cricked at the point which I'd been having rigidity problems for a very long time.."
Jo's View

"Another was noticing timelessness.. "
  Andrew's Account

"I experienced during the practice a feeling of purity and silence, and in a specific moment when I turned and was facing you, came a deep sense of respect and gratitude for you and what you were doing...sometimes when I was moving my arms and hands I could feel the energy, or Chi, as having substance and I could hold and move it, almost see it. As if the Chi became more dense and possible to grasp."
Thanks  for practice today. As I said, I couldn't find words to express how I felt during the form, only later I realized that the only way I would be able to describe it would be as being touched by Grace. I will leave like that, the rest would be empty words.
 - Carlos China

It was wonderful...for the first time I felt no gravity when I moved! And with joy in my heart.
  Parvati's Light

Hi Ric,
 I enjoyed the class last Wednesday.  I was very pleased and impressed with your approach and the emphasis given to The Way.
 Your approach certainly struck a chord with me and I'm very keen to learn and develop my connection with / awareness of Chi and make that part of the external movement which, in turn, I hope to control without using muscles.  I guess it's about learning to dance as you say.
 So much more to say, I feel both impatient for the next step (and the next, and the next) and relaxed that the journey has begun.
 15/06/2011 3:16 PM, Chris Crane

"You looked like you could fly, you moved like a bird that might fly away."
 - Maurizia mentioned that Chinese learning derives far more from observation than typical “western” learning (since which time I feel I have improved in learning from observation – or at least I am much more aware of that!)"
  Brenda's Recommendation

This is Tai Chi?

This little critter took time out to watch Amy and friends doing Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan in Santa Cruz, California.
"-but the interesting part was that the squirrels stayed together afterward, cuddling and playing and preening each other for the rest of our time at the park."
  Amy's Anecdote

"I was having fun playing in the ‘spaces’ between styles – there is more ‘movement’ in them than I had noticed before, LOADS in fact and a lot of ‘force’/’springiness –"
  Sharon Expounds

 "As for my Southern Mantis Tong Long and Choy Li Fut Gung Fu, well, I have to say that I have taken a giant leap forward...This is one amazing journey of true Tai Chi..."
  Master John's Exposition

"The movements flow, the feeling is exquisite."
  Susanne Heuberger

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Stefanie, Familie Fleischhaker [salz und pfeffer]

"I understand now what you mean, when you talked to me about real Tai Chi Chuan!"
  Steffi Says

"Ric didn’t explain much but...showed my brother John and I the starting posture of Tai Chi Stance... what came after was totally amazing as John and my arms floated up without effort..."
  Master Michael's Musings

"Thank you very much for your healing hands."

"It is like I am sharper and I think faster and more typing is faster... weird."
  Jane Serves

"To truly be movement of a subtle texture our internal calmness must overcome or control the pervasive influence of the external surroundings."
  Cam's Mem!

.. the monkey sees, but...
Kyle's Contemplation

It feels like the wrist has become one solid but malleable rod of metal, without any joints or layers. Kind of like soft lead. Bent easily if gently pressed, hard and solid if hit with abrupt force.

"I did experience an energy movement that did indeed come out of the softening and surrender to Mother Earth."
  Sally's Compliment

"Quite early on in my learning I found that at the end of practice I would be greeted by a kind of 'explosion of peace', this still occurs."
  Jon's Journey

"I have a feeling the next part of my body in line for Taiji-style transformation will be my ankles."
  Lionel Speaks!

"The act of trying to let go has struggle inbuilt..."

"..there was a point when a work-related issue came sharply into my mind."
  Dinh's Diary

"The feeling made me joyful, as a happy surprise."
  Ben's Brooding

"When she saw me last (in February) she complained that it was so slow she could not stand it. This time she was seriously interested and tried to follow my movements. The question is, where was the change? With me or with her?"
  Sieghilde's Version

"May the Song Be Heard By All"   -Eva
"I felt I was watching a dance between you and a much beloved being, maybe your Higher Self..." -Linda
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