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Author Archives: Thomas W. Campbell
Here are some of the students and teachers at the Saturday Morning Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Class at the West Side Y in NYC.
An interview with Wang Yen-nien, fourth generation master of the Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan lineage, by Thomas W. Campbell. Our talk took place on July 13, 2002 in Madison, Wisconsin and Julia Fairchild provided the translation. The workshop was produced by Don … Continue reading
In 1996 Master Wang Yen-nien and Julia Fairchild visited New York City for an extensive workshop that covered The First Duan, Meditation, and The 15 Basic Tuishou exercises. On Friday evening, the day before the start of the workshops, Master … Continue reading
The New York City Yangjia Michuan Taiji group has often had classes in Central Park, sometimes on weekends, sometimes during the evenings. And sometimes as workshops. We’ve begun to take the Saturday Morning Taiji Class outdoors, with a convenient row of … Continue reading
Here are a few images from the 1996 workshop that we did with Master Wang, representing his first visit to New York City. He presented a Lecture on Yangjia Michuan in the “Little theater” at the West Side YMCA. Then, … Continue reading
Arnold C. Baker II, Robert Politzer, Thomas W. Campbell during a Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan gathering in Central Park, New York City, 2006. Photo by Holly Leavy.
Some of the class recently met at Legend 72 on the upper west side for a festive meal and good conversation. Good times were had…
Here are some more images from the 2002 Madison, Wisconsin Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan workshops, attended by Wang Yen-nien. Many students and teachers from the New York group attended. All photos shot and provided by Illana Sheinman
If you have studied with Robert Politzer, our teacher and Fifth Generation Yangjia Michuan practitioner, you have heard him discuss the relationship of Taiji and Music, sometimes comparing the classical form that we study with the structure and dynamics of … Continue reading