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By Ken Gullette: Instructor of Internal Chinese Martial Arts. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In Part 2 of her conversation with Ken Gullette, Kim Ivy describes training with Grandmasters Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing, the experience of being a disciple, and what it is like to train in the Chen Village, the birthplace of Taijiquan. Ken asks how she responds to statements made on an earlier podcast implying that the Taiji being taught in Chen Village is not as high quality as the Chen Taiji as taught in Beijing by the Chen Fake line of instructors. She also addresses the challenges of operating a school: how rigorous should classes be, how to adapt to students with different goals and limitations, and the always controversial question of commercialization. In addition to her Taiji and Qigong experience, Kim Ivy also has black belts in Judo and Aikido. Her school, Embrace the Moon, is in Seattle, focusing primarily on Chen Taiji, Qigong, and meditation/spiritual cultivation.

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