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Mantak and me – Part 13

June 1993 When I left Pattaya after the Fusion week I had been training with Mantak for over a year and pretty much decided that was the way I wanted to go.  It wasn’t just the learning: he seemed to … Continue reading

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Mantak and Me – Part 3: The First Encounter

January 12th, 1992, Pattaya. By the boat jetty, a group of European men accompanied by Thai ‘service girls,’ of which there are said to be 10,000 in Pattaya (destination of choice for the US 7th Fleet on R&R.) I can … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Goatsmilk Quest and Boom, That’s What I Do

What do I do for a living, they asked. Well, I just got back from drinking milk squeezed fresh out of the goat before my very eyes in the breakfast break at Tai Chi Retreat in the wilds of Wales. … Continue reading

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First Step Second Step Third Step Quickstep

Moving home for the first time in twenty-two years, my advice to anyone thinking about it?  Well, I nearly wrote ‘don’t’ but, actually, looking beyond the boxes that fill my vision, I am happy to continue this visit to the … Continue reading

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My Tai Chi Journey

Shadowy movements at dawn in the park, neither dancing nor fighting though to me it looked like both. My mother danced with Fonteyn and enrolled me in my aunt’s ballet school but I retired at five, so no competition for … Continue reading

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Walking Back

Two Dogs, Three Crows, Nine Pigeons and a flight of Seagulls attended my first walk of the year on a cold crisp English morning.  I looked out for my friends the Magpies but they must have been visiting family. I’d … Continue reading

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Mexico

Twenty-two years ago my three-week visit to Mexico started and ended in a dentist’s chair.  That wasn’t the plan, although I did hear Mexico City was the destination of choice for American tooth-tourists.  This time was different.  Not being one … Continue reading

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