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I had the great privilege to teach Rutger Hauer Wu Style Tai Chi back in the 92 whilst he was in London filming the movie Split Second. Back in the day,  with no phones with cameras, ( no mobiles )  and never walking around with a camera I missed out on great photo moments.Ever the consummate artist,  de Niro getting stuck in like the average Joe can't. Let's hope he keeps it up  !!

Rutger was a great student as was his co-start Alistair Duncan, totally focused, many mornings we spent in St James Park or in an empty gym at the hotel. Rutger was learning Tai Chi and some  meditation with me out of pure interest, not for the role in his movie ( more the pity ). He put it to me that gym work was not inspiring since working on the martial arts sequences in the movie, ‘Blind Fury’ ( and he hoped for a Blind Fury 2 ) and that he liked the idea of something along those lines, something holistic integrating his using his mind and body...


On teaching Rutger: Rutger was a great student as was his co-start Alistair Duncan, totally focused, many mornings we spent in St James Park or in an empty gym at the hotel. Rutger was learning a Wu Tai Chi Short Form and some meditation, really out of pure interest, not for the role in his movie ( more the pity ). He put it to me, that gym work was not inspiring since working on the martial arts sequences in the movie, ‘Blind Fury’ ( and he hoped for a Blind Fury 2 ) He liked the idea of something along those lines, something holistic integrating his using his mind and body...

I remember vividly Rutger and I both finishing a body centered meditation guided meditation ( felt sense consciousness meditation ) when we finished I noticed tears were gently rolling down that incredibly gentle yet strong face. ( it instantly reminded me of that scene at the end of Blade Runner ) Rutger smiled and said it was a wonderful exercise. I was overwhelmed by his instant ability to let go whilst practicing something completely new! and also thinking, ' could I do that in any new circumstance'.


He also told me that he came up with the ending for the movie, you know the dialogue. 'I have seen things you people wouldn't believe....

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and so I leave you with you with this iconic ending and whatbhe told me as he lamented that the movie really should have ended there at the end of the speech !! Chris Ray Chappell 2014

 

 

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