Taiji lessons in Qingdao’s Licun Park

It turns out our kids aren’t the only ones in Qingdao’s Licun Park 李村公园 who attract smartphones.
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The Littlest Sword Dancer, Licun Park, Qingdao, China

Last Saturday morning at Qingdao’s Licun Park 李村公园, there was a very little sword dancer:
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Sword dancing 舞剑 is similar to tàijíquán 太极拳, and usually practiced in groups in public by retirees.

Here’s a sword dancing photo gallery from our neighbourhood: Sunrise sword dancing & taiji

[Photo Gallery:] Spring taiji lessons, our neighbourhood, Qingdao, China

It’s that magical time of year again in our neighbourhood, when spring blossoms surround the taiji lessons (太极拳). Took these this morning on the way to work. Click a thumbnail to open the gallery viewer!

For more tàijí from our neighbourhood, see:

Sunrise sword dancing & taiji, our neighbourhood, Qingdao, China

Our neighbourhood still has a little bit of exotic China. These are from two weekends ago, literally a stone’s throw from the preschool and a 1-minute walk from our apartment.


Every morning a group of retirees practices tàijíquán 太极拳 and sword dancing 舞剑.






More sunrise taiji photos:

Sunrise taiji, our neighbourhood, Qingdao, China


Sick toddler woke us all up super early last Saturday, so me and 老大 went for a walk around 6:15 to get breakfast and see who was in the 广场。

“Sunrise” as in “sun rising over the buildings.” :)

Their times vary throughout the year, but in August our neighbourhood’s tài jí quán (太极拳) and sword dancing (舞剑) groups quit at 7am.

The Chinese morning exercise scene is something to behold:

And so is breakfast:

More taiji from our neighbourhood: