|When I first went to China Hand Kung Fu Academy I was already well aware of the health benefits of Tai Chi; I was however unaware of the internal benefits and personal growth I would experience while practicing and learning Tai Chi. I enjoy the fluid motions of Tai Chi, I enjoy feeling the energies of my fellow students while practicing, and on some occasions I experience a physical bliss while doing forms. I enjoy the peaceful meditations of Qi Gong and have had some intense visions in class. I find that Tai Chi has given me a firmer control of my emotions and reactions and has brought a measure of peace and stability to my life. |
My fellow students are a very varied group, we all have different philosophies and divergent goals, but somehow we all get along. And more than getting along we share and teach each other. Everyone brings his own special gifts to the school.
In addition to all of that we have a lot of FUN! We have shared so many adventures including World Tai Chi day in NYC, our wonderful Tai Chi Family Picnic, and many parties. It seems we can pretty much celebrate almost anything.
Most of this is due to an amazing man and teacher Dominic Ruggeri. I liken taking instruction from Shifu to learning chopsticks from a concert pianist. He has endless patience and an amazing ability to use words and demonstration to answer a question. He encourages each of us to excel and improve and he is always there to listen or offer advice.
I am eternally grateful for all my experiences here and all the friendships I have found here. I am enjoying this journey.