Author Archives: Thomas W. Campbell

Yangjia Michuan Taiji and Music

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

Posted in Articles, Photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2006 April World Taiji Day

It was blustery and windy late April day of Taiji. Many of the ‘regulars” of that summer showed up to participate in the gathering of approximately 20 schools. Some of those pictured are Robert Simon, Robert Politzer, Jennifer Kim, George Vlachos, … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1998 – The Basement Years

Here are some images from one of the many YMT classes that were taught in the distinctly tiled basement of the West Side YMCA around 1998. Among others in the photos are Gretchen MacLane, Robert Politzer, Larry Ford, Arnold C. … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2001 – Baker Camp Yangjia Michuan Taiji Workshops

The New York Yangjia Michuan School has held a series of workshops, beginning in the mid-1990’s, in various locations. In the late summer of 2001 the group held a workshop at Baker Camp, North of New York City, that was … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2001 World Taiji Day Central Park

This is one of the earliest World Taiji Day events in Central Park that the NYC Yangjia Michuan Group participated in. Some of the members who participated, and who are seen in the photos, are Robert Politzer, Charlotte Ehrman, Arnold … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

2002 Madison Wisconsin Workshops with Wang Yen-nien

In 2002 Don and Kathy Coleman hosted a workshop in Madison, Wisconsin, with international attendance, including the participation of Wang Yen-nein, Julia Fairchild and numerous other teachers and students from around the country and around the world. Here are a … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Study Aids

Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Study Aids Here is a link to a document that could be helpful for students who are learning and practicing the 13 postures of the Yang Family Hidden Tradition: 13 postures YMT Introduction . And a link to … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Film and Video, Photographs | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

2006 – Central Park Class

Robert Politzer teaching Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan to a class in Central Park, August 2006. He demonstrates Roll Back / Lu and Ward Off / Peng, among other aspects of the form.

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

2009 World Taiji Day

April, 2009 – The New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji class participating in World Taiji Day. The gathering still takes place in Central Park during late Spring. Some of those in the photographs include Stéphanie Polatsik, Bob Simon, Maureen Burns, Gretchen MacLane, Carole … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2002 World Taiji Day – NYC Yangjia Michuan Taiji

This was possibly our second year of participation in the World Taiji Day event in Central Park. A lot of the class turned out – and was the only WTD event that Robert had to miss. Some of those in … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment