Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming shares a story about humility. In the Han Dynasty in China about 2000 years ago, there was an old farmer named Chen Yin. For many years, he and his son worked very hard on their few acres of land, and they had gradually become tolerably rich. However, old Chen Yin was not happy. The one thing he regretted in his life was that he had never had any friends in the higher levels of society. One afternoon, after a severe thunderstorm, Chen's daughter-in-law was washing vegetables she had just picked in the garden by the riverbank. She.....
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Dr. Yang is the most prolific author in martial arts and has graciously allowed us to include his material. His website is https://ymaa.com/. He has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961. During this time, he has spent 13 years learning Shaolin White Crane (Bai He), Shaolin Long Fist (Changquan), and Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has more than thirty years of instructional experience: seven years in Taiwan, five years at Purdue University, two years in Houston, TX, and 24 years in Boston, MA. On November 29, 2005, Dr. Yang conferred the title of Taiji Master to one of his senior students (Roger Whidden)for the first time, which by tradition bestows the honorable title of Grandmaster upon Dr. Yang.
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