Rick taught me more about harnessing my inner energy in 20 minutes than martial arts had taught me about expending it in 20 years. Taking advantage of Rick’s decades of insightful and inventive study helps me to be healthier and more powerful with every class.
Learning from Rick Barrett’s books, videos and retreats continue to feed my soul, mind and body. Anyone, no matter what age or level of experience, will gain insight and serenity from any of his teachings.
I have been practicing and teaching taijiquan for 42 years. Twenty six years ago I started studying with Rick Barrett. I am constantly inspired, challenged and strengthened by his understanding of forms: the physical, mental, spirtual aspects and energy flow. To me, it doesn’t matter what level you are in your practice, anyone will benefit from his teachings.
Rick’s presentation of Tai Chi principles had a profound impact on my understanding of my primary area of martial arts study in Pencak Silat.
Rick’s teachings on reaching, grounding, and being present are principles I now carry with me in my every day life. The methods I’ve learned in his classes have become an instant means of stress relief to tap into, and have even improved my focus and performance in snowboarding and other sports.
Rick’s Tai Chi work is very high level. I’ve adapted his teachings and specifically the finger pointing into my Hung Ga training and it has helped tremendously. Also improved my golf game.