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SOPHIA DELZA - TAI CHI

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I recently read an article titled “How an American Dancer Introduced Tai Chi to America”. The article was about Sophia Delza a pioneer in introducing Tai Chi to non-Chinese-Americans. In 1948, Sophia Delza moved to Shanghai with her husband. On one of her trips to Beijing, she discovered Tai Chi. She wrote in her book T’ai-Chi Ch’uan Body and Mind in Harmony, The Integration of Meaning and Method about a dramatic scene early one morning when she first stumbled upon Tai Chi in T’ai Mizo Park. “Dozens of people, young and old, were each doing his exercise, each clearly centered...

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