道场 Dào·Chǎng

Notes of a lifelong learner and perpetual beginner on martial arts, mindfulness, Chinese calligraphy…and many, many cups of tea.

Play the Pipa

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During our taijiquan class at Oakdale Wing Chun Club last night with teacher David Wong, we had a little bit of discussion about the movement “Play the Pipa,” which is part of the Yang style taijiquan form, and other related taijiquan forms.

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This video presents a performance on National Public Radio by pipa master Wu Man. In this video, she plays and explains this Chinese musical instrument with ancient origins and a long history. She starts off with a real classic entitled Ambush from All Sides!

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Author: Tom Delaney

See my website at http://www.dao-chang.com.

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