Author Archives: John Rogers

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.

Otkrijte Dobrobiti Tai Chija / Discovering Tai Chi

“Discovering Tai Chi” – This new course starts soon in Podgorica! Course content: by the end of the course, participants will be familiar with Master Zhao Youbin’s eight-form Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan set, as well as with the whole ba … Continue reading

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The Way of Non-Force

On 20 and 21 October, Frederick Behar & Lucy Gardner held a Taiji and tui shou workshop in Podgorica (Montenegro). The workshop covered techniques for pushing hands with the minimum force necessary. Working in pairs, we explored various exercises from … Continue reading

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Podgorica Push Hands / Tui Shou

English version: Fred-and-Lucy-programme Crnogorski: Fred-Lusy prog CG (1)-2

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Radionica Qigong vježbe Ma Wang Dui Daoyin Shu u Podgorici

Tai Chi Chuan klub Zhao Youbin poziva vas na početni stepen Qigong vježbe Ma Wang Dui Daoyin Shu i samomasažu meridijana. Radionica će se održati u Podgorici, 9. juna od 19 do 21 h (Tuishou i Osnove borilačkih aplikacija, ) i … Continue reading

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It is with great sadness that I learned about the death of Grandmaster Fu Sheng Yuan on 27th March. With him, the Tai Chi world loses a superlative exponent of Yang Style Tai Chi and one of the last 5th … Continue reading

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China / Thailand Trip, Feb. – March 2017

My knowledge of Chinese being virtually non-existent, I was very lucky that my friend Helen happened to be in Xi’an and kindly acted as an interpreter every day. Helen is originally from Xi’an but moved to Toronto many years ago. … Continue reading

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Our club has a new President

Dear Taiji Friends, The year before last, at the end of December 2015, I announced my intention to step down as President of our club. I had been in that function since the very beginning, and it was high time … Continue reading

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The ‘Donyu’ and ‘Toryu’

As you probably know if you’ve visited this blog before, I first practised Taiji Quan in a group when I was a student at Edinburgh University in the early nineties. The classes I attended where organised by the local branch … Continue reading

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You can’t bathe twice in the same river …

“Fan through the Back” Yang Chengfu 1934 (aged 51)  

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Push Hands Workshop with Nils Klug

On 16th and 17th September, the Zhao Youbin Taiji Club (Podgorica) had the pleasure to host a workshop run by Nils Klug. The aim of the workshop was to introduce participants to the art of tui shou (push hands) and … Continue reading

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