Today we got an extra treat in my T’ai Chi class. My teacher’s teacher, Harry Wu, visited and led the class. Master Wu is “5th generation” Yangjia Michuan Jaiji Quan, which means there is a direct connection through five instructors to the man who originated the Yang Michuan branch of T’ai Chi (or Taiji).
And now you know as much as I know! I am a complete ignoramus when it comes to T’ai Chi (or “Taiji” as it is sometimes spelled). But what I do know is, it was beautiful to watch Harry Wu move. He demonstrated the form that we are learning and, oh, to be able to move like that, with such precision and grace and lack of strain. Someday.
He has been doing T’ai Chi for 25 years. I thought he was probably in his forties, but it turns out he is 65. If T’ai Chi can make you look twenty years younger, I am going to keep doing it!
Also rode my bike to and from the class and the library, and walked to the post office, so a good, active day.