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View a eulogy for John Walton Lang, USMA '64, who passed away on January 23, 2016.

John Walton Lang

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Susan Lowell on February 4, 2016:

John was a worthy and trusted mentor, and I want his family and loved ones to know what a positive difference he made in my life.

At John's last T'ai Chi seminar in the Washington, DC area many years ago, John emphasized the importance of the fascia, and his belief that the myofascial meridians presented by Tom Myers in the book Anatomy Trains were strongly related to the meridians of Chinese medicine. He told us how critical this understanding would be to our study of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

John's teaching on T'ai Chi and the fascia was poetic and dramatic, and after his compelling lesson I got the book (as he'd instructed us to do) and down the rabbit hole I went.

Now, many moons later, I continue on this path, having participated in the 4th International Fascia Research Congress this past September, and with my ongoing work in the emerging science of biotensegrity.

And John was right, of course: it has made all the difference in my understanding and practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, and for this I owe John a debt of gratitude which can never be repaid, except to honor it by continuing to share it as John so generously did.

Thank you, John!

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