So, who am I? My name is David and I have studied T’ai Chi Ch’uan since october 1987. I remember, my first class was on a tuesday. Nobody knew about Tai chi back then, not in Sweden anyway. Only one or two years later the art started to be recognised, but sadly only as a health exercise for old people. I started practice it as a martial art right from the beginning. But I tried to keep the name a secret as it was a bit hard to explain that what I did was a martial art. I was only 11 years old when I started practicing tai chi, so you can say that I grew up with this art. I never stopped practicing it, and it never stopped fascinate me.
Mostly, I practice and teach the Yang and Sun styles. I started with Yang 1987 and have practiced Sun style since from about the year of 2000. But my tai chi is very much a blend of these two arts. As I believe that there are no styles in tai chi, only different “forms”, it doesn’t matter much what “style” you practice. Only principle matters. I have also learned some family related stuff that some people regard as indoor practice, but that I am always happy to share. And I almost forgot, well yeah, I do practice Xingyi as well. I started practicing Cheng Bagua around 1997, and Sun bagua since 2000. But for some years ago, I throwed bagua out of my repertoire to focus mainly on Tai Chi again. And I only keep the most basic exercises from Xingyi. I practice and teach Tai chi mainly as a martial art focused on fighting and real life self-defence.
Sharing is… well you know… This is why I started this blog. I want to share my knowledge and my thoughts. So why not just give it away for free? And for the moment I don’t teach a regular class. I used to do that, but had to give it up as I become to busy. I do consider taking private students and I am eager to teach, so keep in touch if you are interested in the things I share. I am also willing to give private lessons and travel for seminars.
I am also an entrepreneur, self-employed and working foremost with import/export from and to China, and with online marketing, SEO – Search Engine Optimization. You can reach my company HomePage on SEO here: http://www.seosphinx.se. For the moment I try to establish some brands, cosmetics and some other products in China. A long and time-consuming project.
Please stay in touch with me via Twitter. If you want to reach me, just send me an e-mail directly to david[-at-]filmmedia.se, you can also reach me via Twitter, my marketing and SEO webpage through the link above, or just write a comment somewhere on the blog so I’ll get your e-mail address.