So, who am I? My name is David Roth-Lindberg and I have studied T’ai Chi Ch’uan since October 1987. I remember my first class, it was on a Tuesday. Nobody knew about Tai Chi back then, not here in Sweden anyway. Only one or two years later the art slowly started to be recognised, but sadly only as a health exercise for old people. I myself started practicing it as a martial art right from the beginning. But I tried to keep my practice 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 to fascinate me. I have had a great interest in China and Chinese culture even since before starting my Tai Chi journey. Later I studied Chinese, and nowadays I speak fluent Mandarin (well, almost fluently), and I have been travelling a lot in the country.
Regarding my Tai Chi, I have studied this art with several teachers, mostly from Yang and Sun schools. I started with Yang style 1987 and have practiced Sun style since from about the year of 2000. My own Tai Chi that I practice myself is very much a blend of these two styles together with Wu (Yuxiang) and a tradition that I won’t name here as it is most likely that you haven’t heard about it. 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.
Sharing is… well you know… This is why I started this blog. I wanted to share my knowledge and my thoughts. And for the moment I don’t teach a regular class so a blog suites me well at this time. I used to teach classes and had a Tai Chi group before I had to give it up as I became too busy. However, I do consider taking private students and I am also willing to give private lessons and travel for seminars, so contact me directly or keep in touch if you are interested in the things I share.
Other than a Tai Chi enthusiast, I am an entrepreneur and self-employed since 2011. My work is foremost in online marketing, focusing mainly on SEO – Search Engine Optimization. You can reach me by my business SEO homepage here: rothlindberg.se. I work with the Swedish market and internationally, and among my customers you will find some of the largest international affiliate companies in the world.
I have also done some import/export from and to China, and amongst many things, I have helped a company to establish a cosmetics brand in China as well as a few other products. I have done and keep on doing some other types of business as well, but that might not be so interesting to hear about.
Please stay in touch with me via Twitter. If you want to reach me, just send me an e-mail directly to rothlindberg [-at-] gmail.com or via my company website. You can also reach me by just writing a comment somewhere on the blog so I’ll get your e-mail address.