Evolution of Elastic Force Tai Chi, Bagua, Xingyi

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I teach Tai Chi and Qigong based off the principles of Mark Rasmus's Science of Elastic Force

"open source" system as well as principles that I have found work well for me during my study of the chinese internal martial arts of Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Xingyiquan.

This material is wonderful for enhancing health,  building energy for meditation, martial arts or other movement arts.  I teach two basic phases.  The first is learning to relax and to develop a feeling for one's own life force and the building of that force.  More relaxation and letting go of stress is always good. The second is how to use the increased awareness and feeling states produced from letting go to accomplish one's goals.  

ex. sample class format...

Tai Chi Fundamentals Class


Standing qigong (Rooting, Sinking/melting and dissolving qi)

3 Loosening excercises

Yang style short form

Push hands/applications/internal work



I've observed, in what seems like the ever changing organic flow of life, new and unique tasks at hand often show up with a teacher.  A few years ago I was practicing  tai chi in the hallway of The New England Conservatory of music and it was there Robin Betton introduced himself. We talked a bit about Tai Chi, he gave me a book, and a few years later he was my teacher. Robin is helping me relax, soften, and take another step toward an understanding of a truer nature of life, one constantly in flux. I find, with the application and practice of the techniques and concepts he imparts, a new and developing evolution in how I see myself within the bigger picture. Robin, thank you for helping me toward greater depth in Tai chi and in life.


Gary Fieldman

New England Conservatory Preparatory and Continuing Education Faculty member (Jazz Percussion and Ensemble)