Saturday, January 17, 2009
Man, he could do a Snake Creeps Down!
seen here with the UNLV Tai Chi Chuan Club 1983
inch by inch
the practice of inch by inch
breath by breath
From January 1975 until his death in January 1995, I knew and worked with Hubert Lui.
Beginning as his student, I trained as a class assistant, and once I began teaching, flew him in several times a year as a Guest Teacher, Lecturer and Inspirer.
His students, from around the globe, met for yearly Tai Chi Chuan Reunions in San Francisco, where he and his wife, Elsie, had retired from Chicago.
Tai Chi Chuan Reunion San Francisco 1985
Pasadena, CA 2000
photo: Miguel Munoz
Tai Chi Reunion San Francisco 1983 or '84
I loved practicing in this city grove of eucalyptus trees.
The air was delicious ... fresh scrubbed from morning fog and mentholated with the leaves.
Hubert Lui was a great believer in the group energy of the classroom and outdoors practice. I too experience this in my practices as teacher, student, guest lecturer.
Thousands of times practice
Tai Chi Chuan in Las Vegas, Nevada
throughout the 1980's
Instructor Lura Astor
Mister Lui, you live in our hearts
and in our practice