Just a note to say hi,
I have been taking my time with each move. I'm up to move 21, yeah!!!!! Your instructions are excellent.
First I watch you do the move. Then, I try the move, while watching you. Then, practice until it feels right. Then add it to the moves learned so far...practice and practice some more.
Truly enjoy watching you and Gisela; and your UTUBE video (with the group). Watching you doing the first 50 moves, on the DVD, helps to get the timing down for individual moves, flow from move to move, timing between the upper and lower body movements, when to shift your weight, etc.
Taking it slow gives me time to see/study the subtle moves, such as the feet. The hand movements are easier to see, but the slight foot movements, take a little longer to get right.
Would love to travel to Scarborough, to take part in your classes. Maybe once I have the first 50 moves down. Hopefully, I will be retired in a year or two... Then, my husband and I hope to travel a bit. All the best to you and yours.
Regards, Irene Jones - Canada
Howard is a superb teacher. I have learnt the short form from his excellent and painstakingly produced DVD. Being unable to find a style I enjoyed which was taught at a reasonable hour for me his DVD has been a godsend. I am only sorry that I cannot attend his classes in person. I thank him sincerely for his thoughtful and precise work.
Can I say that it was nice to meet you in person for the first time when you came up to Edinburgh in November this year, and as Denise (myown instructor) said I would, I certainly enjoyed all of your classes that I attended. I met some really nice people and I went away from each one having a had a great time, but also realizing that I have a lot to learn; a challenge which I will (hopefully) over the future years meets.I look forward to seeing you again when you are next back in Scotland.
Jim. Anderson - Edinburgh
At the age of 21 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and have taken medication ever since (I am much older now!). A friend of mine, introduced me to Tai Chi and like so many people, I struggled at the beginning because there seemed to be so much to learn! However,I was confident enough to attend a day course. I was both excited and nervous - after all I was going to meet 'The Master'! You were not only helpful and encouraging but inspirational - I was hooked and began to take Tai Chi far more seriously. The results of my revised approach was that later in the year my blood pressure had reduced so much that I was taken off one tablet. My blood pressure has continued to reduce, in fact last Monday, I was taken off yet another tablet.
I appreciate that many factors may influence blood pressure however, I am convinced that the improvement in my blood pressure correlated directly with my involvement in T'ai Chi.
Thank you for being you and helping me and others like me to raise our horizons for personal achievement and enjoyment.
Just a line to to express my appreciation of your New Version Tai Chi form DVD.
It presents me with an excellent opportunity to study the minutia of movement required to perform and correct myself accordingly, so many thanks for your efforts in the production of this DVD
Regards Charles Atkinson
Many thanks for your prompt response - I received the new DVD yesterday. As I have been struggling with "The Stork is Aroused" and "The Double Whip" sequences at my local Tai Chi classes for the last three weeks, I am pleased to say that I have now cracked it by following your crystal clear instructions on the DVD.
Mr. Joseph William Taylor
Just to say thank you for your very prompt response to my order for the DVD. It arrived within 48hrs. It's a gift for my sister in law who has recently joined a Tai Chi class and is enjoying it as relief from a stressful job. I can't wait to see the results of using the DVD!!
Wishing you all the best for a peaceful Christmas and new year.
Many thanks Howard,
The Silk DVD is wonderful and I have already printed out the manual. Hope it isn't as cold with you as it is here.
Regards from Helen
Thank you, Howard, for speedy delivery of DVD, which arrived yesterday and have also printed your eBook.
I have practiced with your DVD and find it easy to understand and great for learning.
It is daunting when you first start to learn Tai Chi when you see all the moves you have to remember for feet, hands, arms & legs all at once, but you have broken it down into 'bite size' chunks which makes it much more managable.
The eBook is very helpful & informative.
I would also like to say that I recently received one of your DVDs - T'ai Chi Dance Vol 1 -
as a gift (my partner bought it for my birthday, at my suggestion) anyway, what I wanted to say was how
delighted I am with it, and how I am struck, pretty much every time I use it, by the thought that the people
who made this DVD clearly cared about the quality of the experience that would be had by those using the DVD
as an aid to learning. So, thanks for that; I'm sure I am very far from alone in appreciating