On 4/05/2015 12:52 AM, Gregor wrote
I have studied Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan since 2005. After having the opportunity to learn from Sifu in Jubilee Park, I moved to Melbourne in 2013. Earlier this year I have again started to take lessons from Sifu, largely via Skype. Sifu is able to teach and “reach” me through this medium, and I am able to feel his influence on my movements. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Whilst I believe there will be limitations as to what can be taught via Skype, I am convinced that this point is still a long way off for me.
Some may regard learning via Skype to be not “as good as” a weekly lesson in person. I believe the unique benefits of Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan and the depth of Sifu’s knowledge far outweigh the perceived drawbacks. Having lived in Europe and Australia, I believe the internet can give access to knowledge from around the globe which in previous times would have been inaccessible. I believe Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan is ancient movement and wisdom, infused with insights from meditation, expressed through the form of Tai Chi. I have not come across anything remotely close previously and, judging by the comments of what other students say, neither have they.
Participating in a workshop with Sifu can be a great experience. It will allow you to decide whether this school is the right one for you. Regular lessons via Skype and practice with other students will help develop on the journey.