The present Via Media volume, Laoshi’s Legacy, takes up where the previous account left off; the student moves beyond his pre-occupation with his own progress to explore the terrain occupied by the teacher. The Way of the teacher, we discover, not only offers insight and reward aplenty, but is every bit as confounding and, often, more treacherous than the path of the student. Legacy describes the challenges encountered in progressing beyond the role of student to survey the art from the viewpoint of teacher. As in the previous volume, Laoshi, the teacher, continues as guide and mentor, advising the novice instructor confronted with the reality of teaching taiji in a modern world. Legacy is a realistic portrayal of dilemmas faced while pursuing the Way of the teacher. A Via Media book adding dimension to the tai chi tradition.
Laoshi's Legacy: Emergence from Shadow
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Jan Kauskas began studying the tai chi of Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-ch'ing) in 1987, initially in the UK, then in the US and Taiwan. He teaches full-time at his school, Autumn River Tai Chi (Glasgow, Scotland), and also at workshops in Europe.
6" x 9" paperback, 226 pages, 6 illustrations