years ago I heard from a friends friend a little bit about Tai Chi
and thought it was strange, especially when he said it was
self-defense, so I was very pessimistic, to say the least, because
how can You defend Your-self with something that is slow? Boy was I
my childhood in the late sixties, it was very difficult to get hold
of any material about martial arts in Danish, and much more difficult
to get an qualified teacher. Because of this I and two of my best
friends bought everyting there was to buy in English, and translated
it, while we read with the help of a dictionary - at that time we was
about 9 years old.
bought a selfdefense teacher Knud Jansson's syllabus in how to get a
grade in selfdefense. We practised in a sandpit, and after a couple
of months of intensive training, we were able to pass the test and
get our grade. The instructors was very surprised to hear that we did
not have any teacherm but have learned it all by ourselves. It was
first in the age of 12, I began to practise different kind of martial
arts with a qualified teacher by my side.
as always I do not judge anything before I have tried it out for
myself first. So I joined up for a class in 1984 and have been
practising Tai Chi since. I began to get instructions from Master
Tung Kai-Ying in 1984 and have since 1990 been teaching under his
guidance. In 1989 I and Lars Bo Christensen founded the magazine TAI
CHI NEWS to spread the knowledge of Tai Chi in Denmark. In 1990 I
published the only book in Danish on Tung Kai-Ying's Tai Chi.
think it's brilliant to practise Tai Chi, because it's possible to
practise it no matter how fit You are, Tai Chi is for everybody, and
I mean everybody. The more You practise, the more fun it become,
because it open up some new possibilities. And now as a teacher yet a
challenge in passing on my knowledge to others.
to the members of the association