Take a moment to read this interesting article from The Washington Post, submitted to us by long-time student Bill, for an interesting look at cultural differences between Zhongguo and Waiguo (China and Rest of World!)?  Although it is not martial art, or taijiquan, specifically related you know how much we value the cultural aspects of our art!  And it certainly factored big time into LaoMa's early training!!!  (This cultural stagnation was what was behind Chairman Mao's great devastating cultural campaigns to eliminate "Four Olds" --old culture, old customs, old ideas, old habits-- to bring China fully into the 20th-21st Century!)

Why the Industrial Revolution didn’t happen in China