About

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.

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1 thought on “About”

  1. mendelshun said:

    Hi David
    Very informative site, thankyou.
    Point on intention, from my own practice.
    Energised feeling from ones heart, thinking with the heart. The thinking mind is empty but the mind in ones heart is focused and energised towards your goal. Deeper is the goal of the heart and the spirit are one, the ultimate goal of Tai chi and Qi gong.
    Basic exercises are everything without this training continued training of tendons, internal muscle stretching, ligaments, deeper still in ones bones and in some respects the stretching of ones internal universe. The form will be empty which is about 90 percent of what is going on. One must be baptised in a very painful transformation of ones physical body in order to allow the body to relax and the energy free flow without blockage. Qi gong no form practice means one is asking ones spirit to guide you, empty of thought and connected with ones heart, again the heart and soul are one. Tai chi has to become a way of life, when you walk, when you brush your teeth, when you eat, when you encounter stress, the way you parent. Our sensitivity can only be realised through ones ability to understand how to relax, how to adjust ourselves during postures and movement, feeling it. Intention yes can be mis understood but it can be explained clearly and grasped. You can only grasp it if you have done the basis exercises and have been baptised in the pain, which allows you to open up to understand it. Look forward to reading more on what you have learnt thus far. Best wishes Joaquin

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