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1995 Article – Yangjia Michuan Taiji Quan, Wang Yen-nien, and the 1995 YMT World Festival

Here is an article I wrote after returning from the First International YMT Festival in Strasbourg, France in the summer of 1995. Included are some photos from the festival and a couple of moments from the NYC Taiji Group having … Continue reading

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February 1 YMT Banquet

We had a wonderful Class Celebration of Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Students and Teachers on Saturday, February 1. And had a toast of Green Tea to celebrate the Lunar New Year and 26 years of YMT at the YMCA and in … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Taiji Update

To get the the Year of the Dog going here are some recent – and vintage – photographs… From top left, in clockwise order: 1)  The last NYC YMT class of 2017,  2) A classic art movement man,  3) A Saturday class … Continue reading

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Some articles about Taiji and Health

Two of our students sent a link to a recent article in the New York Times about Balance and Taiji. This continues a consistent series of positive studies demonstrating the relationship between exercise (and taiji in particular) and health. Below … Continue reading

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Wang Yen-nien and Cheng Man Ching

An interview with Wang Yen-nien By Thomas W. Campbell This is an excerpt from the talk I had with Master Wang in Madison, Wisconsin in 2002.  It refers to his relationship to Master Cheng Man Ching, probably the most famous … Continue reading

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2000 – Wang Yen-nien, Fifty Years of Teaching

In 2000 I wrote an editorial for AYMTA (American Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Association) on the occasion of Master Wang Yen-nien’s fiftieth year of teaching Taiji. The article is reprinted below. In 1996 the New York School of Yangjia Michuan were the hosts of his first … Continue reading

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A Small Selection of Books on Taijiquan

Early in our studies Robert Politzer, who founded the New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji School in 1993 and is the head teacher, gave us a book list. It contained a number of essential taiji texts and represented the beginning of … Continue reading

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Taiji in Strasbourg – 1995

In the summer of 1995 a large group of the original members of the New York City YMT group traveled to Strasbourg, France to participate in an international gathering of Yangjia Michuan students and teachers. Wang Yen-nien, fourth generation master of … Continue reading

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Wang Yen-nien interview

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

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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

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