Author Archives: Thomas W. Campbell

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

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1995 – Life in the Little Theater

Here are some early photographs recently scanned that show the 1995 New York City Yang Family Hidden Tradition Taiji class. Much thanks to Gretchen MacLane for pointing out that the photos were taken in 1995, probably during the winter/spring. The location was … Continue reading

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2006 – World Taiji Day

I found some images of the group participating in World Taiji Day in Central Park, early summer 2006. We did a fan demo and performed Duan 1 of the Yangjia Michuan Taiji Long Form. Among those pictured are Robert Politzer, Charlotte Ehrman, … Continue reading

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2004 – World Taiji Day in Central Park

For a number of years the New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji group participated in World Taiji Day, in Central Park. Here are a few images from the 2004 event, including a second group shot and a few shots of Robert … Continue reading

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1996 – Wang Yen-nien Lecture Part one

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

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2004 – Yangjia Michuan Taiji Fan Class

The complete YMT fan form is taught every couple of years in the NYC class.  The Yangjia Michuan fan form was created by Wang Yen-nien, often using movements from the YMT Kunlun  and Wudang sword forms as inspiration. The fan form … Continue reading

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2013 – Central Park Taiji Banquet

New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji Stéphanie Polatsik and Robert Politzer practice double vertical hands, the sixth tuishou basic exercise. The New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji class traditionally meets a few times a year for a celebratory banquet – often at the ice rink in Central … Continue reading

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2002 – Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan; Internal Martial Arts Magazine

In 2002 I wrote an article, with the collaboration of Robert Politzer, Donald Coleman, and photographer Howard Eckman, for the magazine Internal Martial Arts.  You can click on the link below the image to read the article. – Thomas W. … Continue reading

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2014 – Saturday Summer Day of Taiji in the Park

The saturday morning Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan YMCA class spent a couple of sessions in Central Park during the summer of 2014. Here are some of the highlights. Some of those pictured include Bob Simon, Carol Myers, Kevin Cleary, Paul Friedman, Nawal … Continue reading

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A Brief History of YMT in New York City

Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan in New York City By Gretchen MacLane There have been great changes in the New York Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan group since Robert Politzer began teaching in April 1994. Robert had lived in Taiwan studying with Wang Yen-nien … Continue reading

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