~ Studying T’ai Chi in South Korea ~
© Margaret Emerson
Published in Qi Journal, summer 2003
Published in Black Belt Magazine, June 2002
I was an oddity in my Korean T’ai Chi class for many reasons. I was forty-eight years old, a female, a Westerner (with white hair and blue eyes), and I understood very little of the language. But I was welcomed into the class by a master teacher, and readily accepted by his students. My T’ai Chi training was the most rewarding feature of a two-year stay in Korea.