Thought for the day (2nd May 2016)

“Every effective force issued from our body is met with an equal and opposite force. As we push forward, our back foot pushes us forward and our forward foot acts as a brake by pushing upward and back. If the hands are pushing straight ahead, the center of the back pushes backwards. If we push downward, the top of the head pushes up. When kicking, the kicking foot moves outward while the standing foot is pushed down. It sounds so complicated, yet this is just the natural way that the body deals with such activities. In Tai Chi and other internal arts, we break movements down until they seem very unnatural in order to understand the dynamics involved, then we put them back together in a natural way, with the possibility that we may have corrected any unnatural elements that might have been present before we started our exploration.”

Extract from Michael Gilman’s


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About John Rogers

In short, I'm a Taiji Quan practitioner looking to generate interest in, and enthusiasm for Taiji in as many people as possible in Montenegro and neighbouring countries.
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