High Caliber Swordsmanship

21 05 2013

This video clip shows a beautiful demonstration of Wu Style Sword by Master Shi MeiLin who lives in New Zealand.  She is a Wushu and Tai Chi champion and an amazing teacher and martial artist.

She is the adopted daughter of legendary Wu Style martial artists Grandmaster Ma Yuehliang and Wu Yinghwa.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Mei_Lin

We had the honour and privilege of meeting her twice in Wellington when we attended her Tai Chi workshop in 2007 and again when we took a holiday cruise to NZ in 2010.

I love practising the Wu Style Tai Chi, straight sword, broadsword and the amazing Fast Form!

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Another synchronistic meeting

8 10 2012

In late June 2012 I managed to book in and attended the SMILE workshop conducted by Dr Xin LIU.  This was one of 3 booked-out workshops held in Brisbane PA Hospital focussing on his program to help increase our health and wellbeing whilst improving patients with diabetic conditions and its prevention.  It was a great workshop and Kanny Chow, physiotherapist from Sydney and a fellow attendee and I felt strongly that this program needs to be shared to the rest of Australia and the world.

We are really looking forward and are planning to have Dr Liu give a public talk on his work, clinical trial results and continued research and run his SMILE workshop in Sydney in February 2013.

P.S.  Below is a post that I drafted but did not publish from two years ago when I first met Dr Liu in  June 2010 so here it is now  …

I had been in contact with Dr Liu from the School of Medicine, University of Queensland via email and phone after I read with much interest some months ago about his latest research and clinical trials in the papers.  Dr Liu created his Kai Mai Qigong to benefit people who had health challenges in the area of Diabetes, Obesity and Depression.  So last week he is in Sydney to give a breakfast seminar to the Australian Disease Management Association and I am feeling very lucky to have managed to make an appointment to meet him to discuss his work as he is extremely busy, with no spare time.  (What is spare time he asks me.)

Piao and I met him in the hotel lobby and he mentions about his very interesting earlier work in Beijing with the official Wushu organisation, Qigong and various topics.  We mention about our passion in promoting Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong and our classes and workshops.

Somewhere in the conversation I mention about another Qigong set that I had learnt and teach which is very beautiful and flowing with lots of spirally and dance like movements.  I mentioned everyone I teach it to just love it for its grace.  Thus it was another jaw-dropping moment when he completely amazed me by saying he was the creator of this very Qigong set!

How fortunate was it to meet the creator and designer himself?  I could not begin to think how one would be able to have this event happen and unfold as it did!

Coincidence?  Synchronicity?
Dr Liu Xin is an expert in mind-body therapy, in both research and practice. He has conducted
training courses for Tai Chi and Qigong instructors and worked with people and organizations in
many countries. Dr Liu has designed programs for both the prevention and management of
various chronic diseases. His research interest is in evaluating the efficacy of cost-effective
treatments. Recent clinical studies have shown promising benefits in obesity and diabetes. He
is currently working at The University of Queensland School of Medicine as principal investigator
of the National Cardiovascular Diseases and Depression Strategic Tai Chi Research Project
funded by the National Heart Foundation and beyondblue.





Experts Review Available Data on Commonly Used Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Mood Disorders

3 06 2012

Experts Review Available Data on Commonly Used Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Mood Disorders.





Tai Chi benefits patients at Mayo Clinic

9 09 2010