September was an amazing month for me. It was so good to have Sifu Fong Ha on island. There is always so much to learn from him. He continues to focus on the development of awareness and sensitivity. Encouraging us to find our balance and refine our sense of equilibrium.
This time he talked a lot about space and form and no form. One of the things he said is that in Tai Chi “the form that is the true form is no form”. Reminding us that we acquire things in Tai Chi only to let them go. He went on to say that “the intention that is the true intention is no intention”. This reminded me of what I have been trying to say to students about just quieting into a place of beingness. We are called to move past our preconceived notions into something deeper and more profound in the present moment. Only then do we align with the Tao.
Sifu Fong Ha also continues to teach me with his openness and generosity. He is always willing to share his latest insights and to go out of his way to help his students. He truly cares about their development and about the development of the art of Tai Chi Chuan.
If you are interested in continuing Sifu Fong Ha’s work, I teach Tai Chi (Tai Ji) class and private lessons in Kihei on Maui please call me at 808-280-3450. Tai Chi Class, including Chi Kung and pushing hands, meets Monday mornings from 7:30 to 9:30 in Kihei on Maui.