"Allen started with a theory after which he explained and showed . . . . "
"I enjoyed catching up with friends, making new friends and savoring delicious food and/or drink."
Sounds like a great time . . . . but did anyone actually train?
Seriously, the teaching that resulted from the open and focused collaboration described on this thread is remarkable . . . . aikido redivivus. It would be interesting to see a similar catalyzing and transformational effort with taijiquan. This thread is an instructional, even inspiring example.
Cheers (raising a steaming mug of strong coffee on a cool gray morning during a time of year that used to be called "summer" around here . . . . ).