Why I love playing Mah Jongg?
The sound of the clicking tiles that beckon me to table, the ancient history and widespread play of the game, my old Mah Jongg set with year 1964 playing card inside, friendships that have strengthened through play, the brain stimulation and improved memory function, the ritual of wall building, the tradition of tile passing and arranging, the appealing rhythmic patterns of Hands on the playing card, the triumphant declaration of “Maj” on a winning Hand-- these are among the myriad reasons that I truly appreciate and relish playing the game of Mah Jongg!
Why I love teaching Mah Jongg?
I am passionate and motivated to teach Mah Jongg for:
the opportunity to share my knowledge and utilize creative methods of instruction while strictly adhering to the National Mah Jongg League rules of play
the gratification I feel when my students fully understand and successfully learn the rules and procedures of play
the"aha"moments when the conventions of the game become second nature to my novice students
the engagement of veteran players in discussions and advanced learning techniques for both offensive and defensive strategy
Clicking Clacking Clattering
Mixing Building Counting
Cutting Dealing Gathering
Arranging Organizing Choosing
Picking Racking Discarding
Listening Looking Planning
Grouping Changing Rearranging
Calling Exposing Double-checking
Redeeming Strategizing Waiting
Winning Declaring Mah Jongg!!
Join Fern and mah jongg instructor Daron Barness discuss the Charleston, the sequential passing of tiles that occurs during American style mah jongg. Learn about the 1920s, when mah jongg made its debut for the American consumer and became all the rage along with pixie haircuts, flapper dresses, Jazz and the dance craze called the Charleston.