Yangshuo, China. November 2010 - October 2011
Master Huang's Taichi School
Taichi taught me how to move. Taichi taught me how to walk. It taught me how to stand. It taught me how to see. It taught me agility, it taught me slowness. Feather-lightness and boulder-weight. Sharp alertness and inner peace. The Tao redefined me. It taught me how to be.
Master Huang is on the left, Dominique, a close Taichi brother, in the center, and I'm on the right. My eternal gratitude towards this school and teaching.
A handmade bamboo raft home in which I lived for ten days, floating southward from Yangshuo.
Hubei Province, China. August 2011
The birthplace of countless chinese martial arts, spiritual practices, taichi schools, taoist temples, even kung fu movies. The great, the holy, Wudang.
Henan Province, China. August 2011
A long time ago in this mythical village, a miracle took place. Taichi was born. The original style was founded by the Chen Family and the lineage has survived until today. A competition takes place here every year, gathering thousands of Taichi masters from around the world.
Southern China. July 2011
Chinese Local Life
Jammin' with my brother and the local musicians, teaching English in a village school, and exploring the jawdropping rice terraces in Guilin's mountains. Life is good!
Shandong, China. September - December 2010
Kunyu Mountain Shaolin Academy
Training and living with Shaolin Kung Fu masters in remote mountains - the chinese way! Unforgettable way of life.