Episode 33 – To China and Back – an Interview with Marin Spivack – Part 3

 

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Here are the links to part 1 and part 2 of the interview.

In this final part of the interview with Marin Spivack we talk about his upcoming seminar in Israel and on the fighting applicability of Chen Taiji. For Marin's seminar in Israel check out the website and Facebook event page.

A short reminder – we have our own little workshop in April 29th. Take a look at our Facebook event page.

1:45 – Is there a difference with how you teach your class as opposed to in a seminar?

7:35 – The magic of Taiji is in the basics.

8:45 – On teaching Taiji.

10:45 – On the workshop itself.

11:40 – Will the seminar be also for beginners and people from other arts?

16:45 – Studying Taiji with experience in other arts.

22:15 – The details to the workshop! Are in the beginning of the show notes!

24:25 – A bit on what will be taught at the workshop.

27:35 – What is the fighting applicability of Taiji? How would it do in an MMA or boxing fight?

28:10 – On MMA.

You can find out more about Marin and his work in his websites here and here. You can also listen to an interview he had with Ken Gullette here.

As always, you are more than welcome to comment on our website, Facebook page or send us a work to our mail (no.wax.needed@gmail.com).

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From Itamar and Yiftach – Keep on training!

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Episode 32 – To China and Back: An Interview with Marin Spivack – part 2

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Link to part 1 of the interview

0:40 – On the idea of a "disciple", especially how it was in olden times.

8:35 – Gung-fu, Taiji and disciples in modern times.

12:40 – The commercialization of the idea of disciples.

19:25 – The traditional way of disciples in modern times.

22:15 – The difference between a disciple and a student.

26:15 – The Chinese principle of "face".

27:10 – What is the connection between Chinese culture and Taiji? Is it necessary to link the two? What do you bring to the West when you teach and what do you omit?

32:35 – The story of Marin's arrival to China.

36:30 – Back to the topic of the "bridge" between cultures.

45:10 – After many interesting stories on life in China, we get to the core of the idea. Talking about identity crises.

Episode 31 – To China and Back: An Interview with Marin Spivack

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In this episode we have interviewed Marin Spivack, a practitioner, teacher and 20th generation lineage holder in Chen Family Taijiquan based in the Boston area, preserving and developing this system.

The idea to interview Marin came to us through Ofek, a listener to our podcast who is an Israeli practitioner of Taijiquan which studies under Marin. Ofek had arranged Marin to come to Israel for teaching an intensive seminar between 16 and 19 of May.

You can find out more about Marin and his work here and here.

For Marin's seminar in Israel check out the website and Facebook event page.

In April 29th, we are doing a joint seminar for our listeners. We will explore the similarities and differences between Karate and Aikido, and what can we learn from all that. Take a look at our Facebook event page.

3:20 – Introduction to Taiji-quan and how it is NOT connected to the concept of Chi/Qi

6:40 – A bit of history about Chen Taiji abd Taiji in general.

10:00 – The origin of Yang style Taiji and its difference from Chen style.

13:45 – Marin's history in martial arts.

16:35 – About the teachers of Marin and their history with Chen Taiji.

24:30 – About the social relationships in Chinese (and a bit about the Japanese) society.

28:10 – Guan shi (?) – the Chinese concept of relationship.

38:25 – End of part one – next topic is the term "disciple".