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Bang: A simple carved and sanded stick used like a Tai Chi
Ruler. Another Chinese name
for the Tai Chi Ruler.
Chen Family Taiji Training Tools: Taiji Ruler and Taiji Ball
Chen Po, Chen Tuan, Chen Hsi (871-989) An originator of Tai Chi Ruler.
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Jo Do, Way of the Jo, Tai Chi Short Staff, Gun Quan, 50" Staff Practices.
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Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The Self-Healing Path of Qigong, Standing Meditation and Tai Chi.
By Michael Mayer. Bodymind Healing Publications, 2004. 314 pages. ISBN: 0970431066.
Special Taoist Taji Stick and Ruler Qigong. Imparted by Feng Zhiqiang. Complied
by Wang Fengming. 205 pages in English and 127 pages in Chinese. "This the first
book available from China that describes a system for Taiji Stick and Ruler practice to
improve health, self-defense and well-being. It describes the history, theory, and training
methods in 14 sections. There is a short question and answer section." This book
has no publication information or ISBN. Available from the Wayfarer catalog.
Staff Weapons in Taijiquan Bibliography, links, resources, quotes, notes.
Sword Weapons in Taijiquan Bibliography, links, resources, quotes, notes.
T'ai Chi Classics. By Waysun Liao. New translations of three essential texts of T'ai Chi
Ch'uan with commentary and practical instruction by Waysun Liao. Illustrated by the author.
Boston, Shambhala, 1990. 210 pages. ISBN: 087773531X.
Tai Chi for Mind and Body. By David Carradine. Instructional videotapes, 2 volumes.
Tai Chi Golden Ruler "It is a system of Taoist Yoga, or energy exercises, which employ a
special tool - the "chih", or ruler. The T'ai Chi Golden Ruler has seven "internal" basic exercises
and eight advanced exercises. The exercises are performed in repetition with the ruler held
between the palms on a meridian point called the "pericardium point." Each exercise coordinates
movement, breath, mental and visual focus along the energy meridians of the body.
There are good, brief descriptions of each of the 15 exercises in the Tai Chi Golden Ruler.
Published by the Dragonfly Tai Chi Club.
Tai Chi Ruler 22Kb, diagram of movement.
Tai Chi Ruler and Instructions Order a foot long ruler made of soft maple or cherry wood.
"The Taiji Ruler is a famous healing exercise developed by Taoist Master Chen Xiyi more
than 1,000 years ago. The hands make slow circles while holding a beautifully carved
foot-long wooden stick ("the Ruler.). The specific shape and structure of the Rule transmits
and amplifies qi forlow between the palms."
T'ai Chi Ruler: Chinese Yoga for Health and Longevity. By Terry Dunn.
Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1990. Appendices,
bibliography, 119 pages. ISBN: 1556430671.
Tai Chi Ruler Gong Seminar. By Yaron Seidman. Instructional DVD,
60 minutes, 2003. Hunyuan Taiji Academy Videos.
Tai Chi Ruler Instructions From Tai Chi Do.
Tai Chi Ruler Qigong: Calm the Mind and Develop Internal Energy. Instructional DVD.
Presenter: Fontane Ip. Instruction in English. Narrators: Brett Wagland and Fontane Ip.
Includes interactive menus to select warm up, individual instructional movements and practice
movements. DVD, 65 minutes. "The Hun Yuan method is a rich system of training the mind and
body. The founder of the system, Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang (1928- ), had the unique opportunity to learn
from two well known and respected teachers of their time. One was Chen Fa Ke (1887-1957), 17th generation
of Chen Style, who excelled in silk reeling chan si gong power. Chen passed on to Grandmaster Feng his
vast knowledge of the Chen Style Tai Chi, Push Hands, weapons and the Tai Chi Bang (Stick). The other
teacher was Hu Yao Zhen (1879-1973) who mastered the three unique Taoist skills: martial arts, medicine and
qigong (energy cultivation). Hu, a famous Chinese medical practitioner, became known as the father of modern
qigong in China. From Hu, Grandmaster Feng learnt Xin Yi Quan (Heart Mind Boxing), qigong and the
Tai Chi Ruler skills. Grandmaster Feng is a world famous Tai Chi master. His martial skills have been tested
many times. The practice of his art has not only given him good health and great power, it has also moulded
his character and enabled him to follow the Tao or the Natural Way."
Tai Chi Ruler Qigong Workshop with Ken Cohen. 4/20-22/97. Kirpalu Center, Massachusetts. "For all levels, including
beginners. Learn Taiji Ruler, a series of gentle qigong exercises that create a wonderful sense of health, vitality, and well-being.
The Ruler routine increases the body’s supply of qi (vital energy), improves posture, deepens the breath, and cultivates
inner peace. With regular practice, you feel merged with the Tao, the spirit of nature. Join Ken Cohen, one of the country’s
most accomplished teachers of qigong, and practice the rare techniques of Hu Yaozhen, the Taoist priest who sparked interest
in qigong in China. In addition, you will practice relaxation and meditation and learn about the Taoist philosophy of life. You
will return home with a complete morning routine."
Tai Chi Ruler Teachers:
Cohen, Kenneth S.
Johnson, Jerry Alan Johnson
Lew, Share K.
Woo Kwong Fat
Wong Wai Yi
Yang Jwing Ming
Tai Chi Ruler Qigong Seminar. Instructional DVD or VHS, 1 hours. Transmitted down by the Imperial family and
Daoist advocates over the centuries from teacher to student. This traditional 13 movements set is revealed here
by Yaron Seidman to the world. This is a Taiji Ruler Gong seminar format, video/DVD in English. Running time
is 1 hour. Filmed in Millbury, MA in 2003." USA Hunyuan Taiji Academy Videos.
Tai Chi Ruler Video. By Terry Dunn. VHS Videocassette, 60 minutes. "The T'ai Chi Ruler is a very
rare system of Taoist Yoga, or Chi Kung utilizing a specially designed wooden dowel or "ruler" that is
derived from the shape of the ancient Chinese sword handle. The T'ai Chi Ruler art consists of eight
sets of exercises done in repetition with deep, slow breathing and the ruler held between the palms.
Each exercise coordinates breath, mental and visual concentration with a basic t'ai chi physical pattern.
Created in 100 A.D., and based entirely on natural principles, Tai Chi Ruler imparts holistic fitness and
integral strength. Tai Chi Ruler is a complete system of Yoga -- just as Hatha, Kundalini and Shakti are
complete systems -- that integrates mind and body to purify the human spirit. Tai Chi ruler imparts
wholistic fitness and integral strength, and an excellent foundation for t'ai chi ch'uan or any martial arts
practice. " Available from Plum Publications.
Tai Chi Short Staff, Jo Do, 50" Staff Practices.
"Tai Chi Stick and Qigong Ruler: Featuring Master Wang Feng Ming." By Justin Meehan.
Inside Kung Fu Magazine, May 2001.
Tai Ji Chih: Chao Family System of Qigong. "This rarely taught system of qigong uses
a carved wooden ruler (Chih), cupped between the hands to practice the Tai Ji -
The Great Pivot. The Chih is moved slowly through the aura to strengthen the life force
by promoting spinal flexibility, body symmetry and relaxed movement, while maintaining
the present moment. A unigue Tai Ji Gong form. The complete form consists of a set
of eight exercises including standing, seated and reclined practices. The entire set,
once learned, takes 25-30 minutes to complete."
Taiji Ruler. By Kenneth Cohen. "The first and only comprehensive scholarly article on this ancient
Taoist qigong. Includes history, anecdotes, methods, benefits, and how to practice the basics."
Available from Qigong: Books and Tapes by Kenneth Cohen
Taoism Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes.
Taoist Meditation: Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body. Translated by Thomas Cleary.
Boston, Shambhala Publications, 2000. 130 pages. ISBN: 1570625670.
The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment. By Jou, Tsung Hwa. Scottsdale, Arizona,
Tai Chi Foundation, 1983, 2000. 176 pages. MGC. ISBN: 0804814651.
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing. By Kenneth S. Cohen.
Foreword by Larry Dossey. New York Ballantine Books, 1997. Index, notes, appendices,
427 pages. ISBN: 0345421094. MGC. One of my favorite books: comprehensive,
informative, practical, and scientific. Sifu Cohen's comments on the Taiji Ruler are found
on pages 209-214.
WuDang Taoist Qigong and Mind/Body Arts: Bilbliography, Links, Quotes and Notes.
By Mike Garofalo.
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Chi and Qigong Ruler
Quotations, Sayings, Poems, Facts, Advice
"Tai Chi Ruler (Chih) is an ancient form of Taoist gigong
a special curved wooden ruler held between the palms."
- Qigong Dictionary
"The first person to teach this technique publicly, Zhao Zhongdao lived
to age 118.
Taiji Ruler is attributed to Taoist recluse Chen Xiyi and was until the 1950s a secret
of the Chinese imperial family. It consists of easy-to-learn rocking movements that
build qi in the feet, lower back, abdomen, and hands. It may be practiced for self-healing
or to increase the power of healing touch. The QRPC is one of the few schools in the
world that teaches the complete system of Taiji Ruler, including the solo exercises,
two person exercises, strength training techniques, and meditative Ruler."
- Qigong Research and Practice Center (Kenneth S. Cohen)
I have liked your website for sometime, and have referred to it.
The subject of tai chi chih-ruler is easy to misled with. I may be old, but there is no manuscript for this; the practice is obviously basic, basic in
principle to many other systems, thus it would be correct to call it universal; the exercise has been associated with HuaYoShan and with 'taoist'
physionomist Chen Po, but this is unproven [the ruler system has been associated with the LiuHe BaFa teachings, but it seems that this may have been done
30 years ago due to my first publication].
I will say that the first 'western' publication on this came from YihMei Books of HongKong from a studio claiming lineage via family ....to first emperor of
Sung dynasty...likely..quite unlikely. The book was heavily illustrated and an easy guide to learn from.
I learned it via John Chung Li in Boston and has one of the publications. [there are newer PRC pubs on this but they tend to be more generic or more all
As for other teachers: there are two branches, 1. Justin Stone, who apparently learned it from the YihMei book, but altered it.
2. All other teachers you mention, either again from the YihMei book, or from my book on the Six Combinations and Eight Methods. This does not imply
I am a great teacher, only that many teachers like my publication.
Tai Chi Ruler Teachers: Cohen, Kenneth S. friends and have exchanged; Fong Ha: friends and have exchanged; Johnson, Jerry Alan friends and have exchanged. Other teachers include: Lew, Share K., Seidman, Yaron; Sutherland, Alistair; Woo Kwong Fat; Wong Wai Yi; Yang Jwing Ming; Ip, Fontaine; Jahnke, Roger.
- K. Connor Foxx, email on 10/28/07.
"The Taiji ruler is one of several forms of qigong attributed to the
recluse Chen Xi-yi. Chen lived on Mount Hua, the Daoist sacred mountain in Shenxi
Province. The Jade Spring Temple at the foot of the mountain designed by Chen and
contains a statue of him." Chen Xi-yi taught the form to Zhao Kuang-yin who later
became the first emperor of the Song Dynasty and encouraged the practice of the
Taiji Ruler among members of the imperial family. Zhao Zhong-dao (1844-1962)
was a master of the Taiji Ruler, and "in 1954, founded in Beijing "The Gentle Art
of the Taiji Ruler Health Society," the first school to publicly teach the Taiji Ruler. The
Society was like a university teaching hospital." Notes by Kenneth S. Cohen,
The Way of Qigong, p. 210.
"Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang (1928- ), founder of the Hun Yuan system, is one of China’s
foremost martial arts masters. He is able to demonstrate the internal power of Tai Chi to
a high level, both in self defence and in healing. Grandmaster Feng had the unique
opportunity to learn from two of the most well known and respected teachers of their
time, Hu Yao Zhen (1879-1973) and Chen Fa Ke (1887-1957). Hu Yao Zhen was a
famous traditional Chinese medical practitioner and an expert in Xin Yi Chuan (Heart
Mind Boxing). Chen Fa Ke, 17th generation of Chen Style, was well known for his
martial arts prowess. Due to the knowledge and insight that Grandmaster Feng has
gained from his two teachers, he has been able to develop the Hun Yuan Tai Chi
system which enables practitioners to achieve noticeable results quickly.
Hun” means mixed and “Yuan” means circle."
- What is Hun Yuan Qigong
"I know a little about the Taiji ruler (chih). It is not the same as the
Taiji stick (bang). The ruler
and bang train different things. The ruler is essentially a neigong (qigong) exercise while the
bang, in a nut shell, trains the hands and wrists for seizing and controlling (qin na, aka
"joint locking") and "applied silk reeling". There is more to each than that, but it gives
you the general idea. The Taiji ruler is an ancient Daoist exercise, an adjunct to traditional
Taijiquan. The bang exercises are believed to have been created by Chen Fake in the
early 1900's. The ruler is typically about 12" long and of contoured diameter, largest at its
ends. The bang comes in two flavors. One is typically a straight cylinder, about 16" long and
about 1 3/4" in diameter. The other about the same dimensions, but bent in the middle.
Typically rulers and bangs are made of a hard wood. Sizes and wood species aren't
critical and vary to suit what is being trained. For example, larger diameter bangs allow
one to focus more on developing finger strength. Heavier woods increase the weight.
Both fallen branches and your local hardware store are good sources of materials for
sticks and rulers. In addition, I commercially make (turned on a lathe) simple and fancy
ones of varying sizes and shapes from both domestic and exotic woods."
- Charles from Chinese Martial Arts Message Board, 31 October 2004
"This unique and powerful Qi Gong system is called the “ruler” system
because, during the basic exercise,
the palms hold a 10.5-inch wooden object.The system effectively stimulates the important lao gong acupuncture
points in the palms of your hands.The Taiji ruler form consists of gentle rocking movements, which build Qi in the
three dantian (lower abdominal, heart, and third-eye energy centers). It can be used for self-healing or as a
preparation for any form of bodywork. This form will enhance any Qi Gong form you are currently practicing,
and is a great introduction to the power of Qi Gong for those with no previous experience."
- Karl Ardo
Chi Ruler enables students to feel the sensation of qi quickly. Students who
find it difficult to quiet their minds find
this practice especially effective. Holding the ruler with both palms help them to focus and be in the moment. The
movements of the Ruler imitate the movement of the qi inside the body. It furthers the development of qi circulation.
Chan Si Gong loosens the body and develops silk reeling power. When first learning the Chan Si Gong, students may
easily mistake them as simply great movements for opening up the joints – for freedom of movement. Some students
commented that they have never felt so loosened in their upper bodies. As one practises more, one will also feel how
these silk reeling exercises develop one’s internal energy. One will sense qi enveloping the body.
Tai Chi Bang or Stick is a special Tai Chi method for training hand, wrist and arm strength. The flexibility of the joints in
the arms is further improved by manoeuvring the Tai Chi Bang. It helps students to feel and integrate the back with arm
movements. It develops eagle claw power and chin na which are joint locking skills. It also helps to further develop
one’s internal energy. The Tai Chi Bang develops all these skills without the practitioner even being aware of it. It just
comes about through diligent practice."
- Brett Wagland, Hun Yuan Qigong System
Chen Tuan, Chen Po, Chen Hsi I (871-989) was a
native of Po-chou in Anhui, is a famous Taoist who lived on Mount Hua,
one of the five sacred mountains of China in Shensi, during the Later Choi and Sung Dynasty (960-1280) A.D. He is credited
with the creation of the kung fu system - Liu Ho Pa Fa - six harmonies and eight methods. Along with this internal art, is a
method of chi (energy) cultivation known today as Tai Chi ruler, a 24 section method (erh shigh ssu shih tao yin fa) seated
and standing exercises designed to prevent diseases that occur during seasonal change.
Chen Tuan at a very early age demonstrated a great ability at mathematics and interpretation of the Book of Changes
and poetry, so much that at age of 15 years, scholars would pay their respect to this young prodigy. His destiny as a
high official of the Imperial court however, was cut short upon his failure at the state examination. This event turned
the young scholar to forsake the lofty ambition of mankind and decided to retire his life as a hermit upon the
scenic mountains of China.
After several years, he was advised by another Taoist master to go to the Rock of Nine rooms on Wu Tang mountain,
to cultivate his skills. There he perfected his skills in Chi Kung and the art of hibernation. Although Chen remained a hermit,
his reputation as an able scholar made him sought after by the royal court. Because of this reputation, the emperor
Shh Tsung of the Chou Dynasty suspected that Chen had his eyes on the kingdom and had him incarcerated for
one hundred days. After several months the emperor inquired on the condition of the Taoist master, only to have
the guard report that he was fast asleep. Only then did the king realize that Chen had no desire for power
or fame and released the sage.
It was during one of his visits with the second emperor of the Sung Dynasty, Sung Tai Tzuu (960-975), that
Chen Tuan was given the title (Chen Hsi I), meaning "rare among men" also seasoned boxer, stating his skill in
kung fu. Although the Taoist master was concerned with the welfare of the people, his desire was to live peacefully
at his mountain retreat. Oddly enough, it was a a game of chess (wei chi) with the emperor that would decide if he
would stay to advise him or return to being a recluse on Mount Hua. After winning the game, he returned to
the mount where he taught Taoist yoga and exercises."
- Chen Po
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Senior Citizens Fitness Programs
Senior Fitness - Red Bluff, CA
Sensing Hands: Push Hands - T'ui Shou
Shambhala Warriorship: Tibetan Buddhism
Shoong, Sung, Song - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive
Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24
Short Staff Martial Arts: Jo Do, Aikijo, Jojutsu, Gun Quan
Simplified 24 From, Yang Style
Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Speaking to the Spirit Meditation
The Spirit of Gardening
Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear
Standard 32 Sword (Jian) Form - Yang Style Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes.
Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan
Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang
Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)
Standing Meditation - General
Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou
Stork - Bird - Five Animal Frolics
Stretching and Flexibility
Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website
Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Biography
Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933): Baguaquan, Hsingyiquan, and Taijiquan Grandmaster
Sun Style Baguaquan
Sun Style Hsingyiquan
Sun Style Qigong
Sun Style Sword
Sun Style Taijiquan
Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Sword 32 Standard Sword (Jian) Form - Yang Style
Sword - Wudang Style
T'ai Chi Chuan Blog
T'ai Ch'i Classics
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Tai Chi for Diabetes
Tai Chi for Seniors
Tai Chi Chuan (GWR)
T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links
T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory:
Instructors, Schools, Information, Workshops
Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California
Tai Chi Chuan Movement Principles
T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, CA
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style
T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)
T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Valley Spirit Center Red Bluff, California
T'ai Chi Ruler - Chih
Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links
Taijiquan - Breathwork
Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality
Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California
Taijiquan Jian (Sword)
Taijiquan - Princiles of Practice
Taijiquan: Valley Spirit Center Red Bluff, California
Taming the Ox - A Zen Allegory or Parable
Tantric Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga
Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy
Taoism - Wudang Qigong
Taoist and Eastern Classics, Making This Life Significant Series
Teaching and Learning Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga
Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set
Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps
32 Standard Sword (Jian) Form - Yang Style
The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan
Tibetan Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga, Tantra
The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)
Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree
Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom
Trees - Lore, Magick, Myths, Magick
Trigrams and Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)
Twelve Animals of Chinese Yoga
24 From, Yang Style, Standard
Valley Spirit Center Red Bluff, California
Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website
Valley Spirit Idea
Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (May 2003-July 2005)
Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (August 2005- )
Valley Spirit Labyrinths
Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - Old
Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - New - Coppermine
Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club
Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program
Valley Spirit - Green Way Blog
Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (5/2003-7/2005) by Michael P. Garofalo
Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (8/2005-) by Michael P. Garofalo
Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and Yoga
Valley Spirit - Tao Te Ching
Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools
Virtues in the Martial Arts
Vitality, Health and Qigong
Walking and Labyrinths
Walking and Taijiquan
Walking - Eight Ways of Walking Qigong
Walking - General Fitness Exercise
Walking - Quotations
Walking: Valley Spirit Center Red Bluff, California
Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information
Waving Hands Like Clouds: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong
Way of the Short Staff: Jo Do, Aikijo, Jojutsu, Gun Quan
Wild Goose Qigong
Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character
Wudang Mountain - Taoism, Taijiquan and Qigong
Wudang Martial Arts
Wudang Mind/Body Arts
Wu Ji - Standing Meditation
Xing Yi Quan
Yoga Class, TFFC, Red Bluff, CA
Yang Family Taijiquan Genealogy
Yand Style Push Hands and Da Lu
Yang Style Saber
Yang Style Staff
Yang Style Sword
Yang Style Traditional Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements
Yang Style Taijiquan - Notes and Comments
Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements
Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou
Yoga - Chinese - 12 Animals
Yoga Class, Red Bluff, CA - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo
Yoga and Qigong Classes, Red Bluff, California. Instructor: Mike Garofalo.
Yoga - Breathwork
Yoga - Hatha
Yoga - Kriya
Yogalates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes
Yoga - Red Bluff, CA
Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree
Zen/Chan Buddhist Poetry
Zen Buddhist Quotations
Zen Poems: "Above the Fog" by Mike Garofalo
Poetry: Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources
Valley Spirit Internal Martial Arts Club
Valley Spirit Center - Red Bluff, California
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January 1, 2007
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