Letter from Laoshi

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

NY USA

April 2007

All:

When we bow formally at Water Tiger, we utilize a standard version of the Shaolin salute. The right hand is closed with the knuckles up while the left hand is open and cupping the right. Our view is that the right hand represents Yang and "the knowledge or ability to fight" and the left hand represents the Yin and "the choice not to fight."

Our thoughts go out to those who have been touched by the tragedy in Virginia and the choice of one individual to act when no action would have been the higher choice to make.

Sharing in the Sorrow and Recovery, Laoshi Laurince McElroy.

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