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 fascinate me.
I have had a great interest in China and Chinese culture even before starting my Tai Chi journey. I have studied Chinese, speak Mandarin fluently (well, almost) and have travelled a lot in the country. I have studied 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. 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 other deep Tai Chi family related stuff that some people regard as indoor practice. But I am always happy to share.
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 for the moment. I used to teach and had a group, but 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, self-employed since 2011 and working foremost with online marketing, SEO – Search Engine Optimization. You can reach me by my homepage rothlindberg.se or my older company Homepage on SEO here: www.seosphinx.se. I have also done some import/export from and to China, and have helped to establish a cosmetics brand in China as well as a few other products. I have done and keep on doing some other things, but that might not be so interesting.
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.