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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

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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

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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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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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