This site provides articles on healing and martial arts by Tai-chi-Chuan and Zookinesis master, Bob Klein. You will find ideas from Chinese and other ancient systems of health exercises and healing, to stay young and active and avoid the deterioration of the body and mind.
Articles on the “internal” martial arts can be found in their own section. These martial arts emphasize the fluidity of the body and development of mind as well as body.
A section on “The Learning Process” is designed to assist anyone interested in developing their awareness and creativity, how to learn an internal martial art and how to become a better student in any endeavor.
You are welcome to sign up to this site so that you can contribute to the comments for each article. Here you can ask questions or provide your own insights.
You will also find links to the “Online Store” with instructional dvds and books and to the Long Island School of Tai-chi-Chuan for classes with Bob Klein. Links are located on the right side of the blog.
About Bob Klein:
Mr. Klein began studying traditional healing and martial arts in the 1960’s. He received his Tai-chi-Chuan teaching certificate from Grandmaster William C. C. Chen after many years of study. At the same time he persued a career in zoology, working with hundreds of species of animals both in captivity and in the wild, including several long trips to the jungles of Central America.
By studying the animal movements of Tai-chi and Zookinesis (a form of chi-gung based on animal movements) at the same time as working with wild animals, Mr. Klein gained a variety of skills of movement.
He has taught Tai-chi-Chuan and Zookinesis to thousands of students at his Long Island School of Tai-chi-Chuan and at other Tai-chi schools, hospitals, universities and senior centers around the country. Bob is the author of the books, “Movements of Magic – the Spirit of Tai-chi-Chuan”, “Movements of Power – Ancient Secrets of Unleashing Instinctual Vitality” and the adventure novel, “The Doubting Snake” based on his adventures in Central America.
Mr. Klein has produced over 60 instructional dvds on fitness, Tai-chi, massage and the martial arts. He also provides Tai-chi massage, a form of acupressure, at his school which is surrounded by beautiful gardens.