CrossRiver Tai Chi Retreat Video

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Here’s a fun little video we took at a previous CrossRiver Tai Chi Retreat.  You can see some of the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the background.     Danny will host another CrossRiver Tai Chi Retreat this year! Date: August 23-25, 2013 To Sign Up, Click Here:  http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp  

Iron Shirt Chi Kung Mobile Video

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in Calgary, Chi Kung | No Comments

Master Danny Lai demonstrating Iron Shirt Chi Kung at the Cross River Wilderness Center. This version has some footage from a second camera and can be viewed on iPhones.

Take it to the Octagon

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy, Tai Chi | 3 Comments

YouTube has a lot of great martial arts videos these days. And it’s interesting to see all of the “I’d like to see that guy in the octagon” comments. Or, “you have to wonder how’d they do in a UFC bout”. I think we are losing track of the many different reasons people decide to […]

Tai Chi Retreat

Danny had the last of his Cross River Wilderness Centre Tai Chi Retreats last weekend.  What a beautiful place.  The Centre is entirely off-grid.  They use solar and hydro power.  Propane appliances.  They have beautiful cabins with attached bathrooms or you can stay in a teepee.  I, trying to get as close to nature as […]

Cancer survivor combines healing techniques

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Calgary, Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Upcoming Retreat 4/16/10 – 4/18/10 Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation at Ocean Resort, Vancourver Island, BC, Canadahttp://oceanresort.ca/events.html Here is an article about my Tai Chi and Chi Gong Workshop in Manitoba, Canada June 2009.  If you are in the Manitoba area and would like to try Chi Gong, yoga, drumming, or music bowls, you can contact Ginette […]

Chinese Medicine

For centuries, Chinese doctors have understood that the body is made up of nerves that carry eletrical energy around your body, through your spine and to your brain. Western doctors understood nerves might carry electricity a few hundred years ago with the publication of Luigi Galvani’s (1737–1798) theory of animal electricity (galvanism) in 1791. Chinese […]

3 Canadian Rocky Mountain Tai Chi Workshops This Summer 2009

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in Calgary, Chi Kung, General, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | One Comment

In addition to the workshop in France, Danny’s heading back to the mountains to teach 3 workshops this summer: http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp Length: Two days (two nights) Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate Dates: May 22-24; June 26-28; September 4-6, 2009 Retreat Itinerary Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 7:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions with staff […]

Jet Li and Jackie Chan

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy | No Comments

As you know, unless you’ve been living in the Australia outback under a really big rock, Jet Li and Jackie Chan made an amazing movie called ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’: Forbidden Kingdom Trailer Here’s a link to their entire fight scene:  Jet Li vs Jackie Chan That scene made the movie worthwhile.  How long have we been waiting […]

Last Fight

Posted by on Jul 26, 2006 in Austin, Calgary, General, Tai Chi | One Comment

I had a teacher many years ago, Bones, who once told me the story of his last fight. Bones had been a fisherman for a while. Commercial fishermen are a tough bunch, working in a very dangerous profession, with no guaranteed pay, success or survival. After spending a long time at sea, they’re usually ready […]