The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Finds

I've added a bunch of new blogs to the category of "blogs I follow." There are links to all of them in the "links" section in the sidebar.

As I've written before, I've lately been following the Wu style form as taught by Dr Stephen Hwa. One of his senior students, Jim Roach, has recently started a blog where he makes posts of interest to his students. I think they have value to anyone studying internal martial arts.

I train locally with Rick Taracks whom I've mentioned before, with this wujifalianggong group. Three of his students, Trevor, Mike, and Dan have recently started blogs and have some very insightful things to say. Dan is also working on a PhD in psychology, and has a blog on that topic as well.

Speaking of Wuji, here is a blog by that name that I found recently and whose owner has written some very good posts.

Another Taiji related blog, by a student of the Chen style is Vale Taiji.

An electic Taiji pracitioner is at Cloud Hands.

Here is a blog by a chess master and zhan zhuang qigong practitioner.

Finally, I want to mention a blog that I've been following for quite sometime, and I'd like to mention again. Many people read the Art of War, and take a few things away from that reading. To truly understand what Sun Tzu had to say requires really studying the text and applying it to real world situation. The proprietor of The Collaborative View has studied the topic of strategy and it's application like no one else I've heard of. The study of strategy is important at a minimum so that you can recognize when someone else is attempting a strategy that is going to effect you.

Please pay them all a visit.


Zen said...

Cool! Thanks for the 411. I'll check those out!

Jim Roach said...

Rick, thank you for the nice words about the new blog. You are correct about the difference between understanding and misunderstanding Sunzi.

Vale Taiji said...

Many thanks indeed for including me in the list - and I'll be sure to check out the others you mention (as well as continuing to follow your good self, of course!)

Rick said...

Thanks for stopping by. There's a lot of good reading out there!

Rick said...

Hey Rick

Thanks for the kind words... I agree Dan, Trevor, and Mike all post some Really great insights. Wish I could write that well... LOL

Also I really enjoy the insights and finding you have here. Posting and making a good blog is a labor of love. Poeple like you and others in the blogging community have inspire me daily...

Thanks for being here!

Rick said...

There's great content out there. You guys have been doing a terrific job.