Monday, October 18, 2010
Sun-style Tai Chi Chuan with Tim Cartmell
Many of you out there are familiar with Tim Cartmell, who just came out with a DVD series on Sun-style Tai Chi Chuan.
For those who don't know, Tim lived and trained in Taiwan and China for years, winning Asian fighting tournaments and becoming an expert in the Chinese Internal Martial Arts and Brazilian Jujitsu. Tim has authored "Effortless Combat Throws", "Xingyi Nei Gong", and translated many books on related subjects.
Tim was fortunate to have studied with the Daughter of Sun Lu-Tang, one of the most famous Chinese masters of the last century. So Tim's presentation of Sun-style Tai Chi Chuan is as close to the bone as you can get.
As you can see in this video excerpt, Tim has a very skilled way of presenting material. No hocus-pocus, just strong emphasis on structure and method. Even though I study Yang-style, the principles and application are completely transferable.
I've been to a handful of Tim's seminars in Seattle and plan to attend another at the end of October. Tim teaches with a balance of patient transmission of knowledge and the ability to slam the crap out of you.
More on Tim's upcoming Seminar in Seattle later, for those interested in this video and others produced by Tim Cartmell, visit his Shen Wu website at This link.