Timm Gleeson

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  1. Sex, Health, and Long Life

    I've not read the Cleary version, but there is abook of a similar name by Daniel Reid titled, "The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity" (Simon & Schuster, ISBN{Old style} - 0-671-65500-0). I have found it to be a thought provoking book, and for me, many of the practices suggested have borne fruit.
  2. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Reminds me of a fav, and apologies if it's said already: "You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are." ...which led me to find: "If your thinking is brilliant, then you will be brilliant; but if your thinking isn't brilliant then you will not be brilliant no matter how brilliant you think you are." Is swearing/cussing meant to be some form of higher-level practice? You know what I mean... Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Insert Culturally Relevant Social Happy Event
  3. Greetings

    Ahh, Stig... Tha's perfick! Ta!
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  5. Choosing a Practise

    Hallo - I trained with Glenn Blythe over an intensive two day seminar in Tasmania. He studies with Wee Kee Jin, a New Zealand based instructor and former student of Huang Sheng-Shyan. Wee Kee Jin bio Glenn is formidable. He is a genuinely good person. He has a great respect for the art. He showed more in those two days that many wouldn't even find in a life-time. He is also a TCM practitioner. I was studying at a kwoon that taught Chow Gar Tong Long (named after the founder of this particular Praying Mantis Style, Chow An-Nam). Glenn has had training in that style as well. It is a very hard external style, full of Yang and not a demonstrator sport Glenn asked for one of us to strike him as hard and as fast as I could. I volunteered. I threw my best Gow Choy (Hammer Fist) at his head. He raised his arm and 'blocked' my strike. To this day I do not fully understand (nor do I appreciate it fully) what happened next. I was transfixed, unable to move, as though somebody had nailed my feet to the floor. My whole body felt like lead, and I began to sink. Glenn's arm remained in contact with mine, but I wouldn't have known it if he wasn't standing in front of me. I can best describe it only as if someone opened up my skull and slapped my brain repeatedly. I lost all sense of time, space and control. I sank to the floor, and I was utterly exhausted, as though I had just been awake for three days without sleep - my energy was almost completely gone. This all happened, so I am told, in the space of about 3 to 4 seconds... Glenn informed me later that he was being gentle with me. Thank goodness for that... Over the remainder of the weekend, Glenn demonstrated his understanding of the term chi. With great respect Mouse, that is not Glenn Blythe in this video
  6. Greetings

    Hallo I'm Timm... I am a student, albeit a poor one (in attitude, not just monetarily lol) of Taiji. I am a Judo practitioner and have studied Chow Gar Tong Long for a few years, albeit a bastardised form, and our principal form was Chen style. I'm really only joining to provide some info for this thread that I stumbled across, but I'll have a read through. http://www.thetaobums.com/index.php?showtopic=6235&st=0 Lurking with good intentions. Cheers...