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".

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