Monday, February 17, 2020

The 2 day Tai Chi Push Hands seminar I recently attended in Redmond, WA was a wonderful learning opportunity offering a thorough background in theory, plenty of push hands practice, and experience in martial application.  I've got pages of notes, insights to share, and new ideas on how to practice push hands. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

YOGA students

There is NO Yoga class Monday February 17th
President's Day Holiday
see you all on Wednesday!

Monday Tai chi evening class cancelled

Reminder: there is NO evening tai chi class on Monday February 17th

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

TAI CHI Students

 Wednesday evening tai chi class 
due to heavy (and ongoing) snow.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Now available for check-out in the dojo library - 

The book for the 2020 Big Read for Union & Wallowa counties is Julie Otsuka's  "When the Emperor Was Divine".

Beautifully, heartbreakingly written, this story brings us inside the experience of the internment of the Japanese during WWII.
The terse immediacy of the language evokes classic haiku: spare, brilliant, vivid.

Watch for community events around the Big Read!

Warning: there is graphic violence portrayed in the book. 

Note: David Tift's mother Kay worked as a schoolteacher at the Tule Lake internment camp down by Klamath Falls. When I ask her about it, mostly she remembers the ever present alkali dust, and no trees.