What’s the Difference Between Metaphor, Simile, and Analogy?

6 December 2020

A recurring theme in teaching Tai Chi ( at least in my classes! ) is the use of language and it’s limitations in the transmission of concepts and experiences, as an aid to learning Tai Chi across the physical, intellectual and emotional range of human expression – so I have taken the notes below from […]

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Dec 10 class in the park cancelled

3 December 2020

Sorry – I have diary issues next Thursday 10 Dec and will have to cancel Share the post “Dec 10 class in the park cancelled” FacebookTwitterShare…

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Tai Chi in the park at STMA – also class restarts

3 December 2020

Now that we are back to rule of six for outdoor groups those who wish to do so may join me for informal sessions in the usual place in the park outside the STMA – weather and other commitments permitting, subject to rule of six – last in first out. I expect to be there […]

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Speculation on origins of Tai Chi

14 November 2020

Actually this post is more a speculation on way that things accumulate organically over long periods – the way we humans pass things down the generations as cultural knowledge. Which may help in both understanding and learning Tai Chi – especially if you find it confusing and start asking questions like “why?”. It seems reasonable […]

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Classes cancelled under lockdown

2 November 2020

Sadly in light of the lockdown on Thursday I have had to cancel all classes with immediate effect at least until the end of lockdown on Dec 2nd – if I find that there is an exception for our sort of class or venue then of course I will restart. I am sorry for any […]

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New Thursday class 2.30 to 3.30 starts Nov 5th – will there be fireworks?

20 October 2020

We have had a surprising response to restarting Tai Chi classes recently, which means that now we need to have another class to keep the numbers down and maintain our 2 metre social distancing – so I have arranged to run a weekly class on Thursdays commencing on Nov 5th. This will be a one […]

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Tai Chi classes again at Shefford Community Hall

22 September 2020
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We have managed to keep our Tai Chi practice going over the summer in the park at Digswell but now the weather has started to turn autumnal  it was lovely to get back to our usual venue of the Community Hall. The hall committee have spent much time on Covid security and we are grateful […]

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Rule of Six – Tai Chi classes exempted

11 September 2020

After a bit of digging on the government website and some discussion with the responsible people on the Community Hall committee we have agreed that Tai Chi classes in the hall come under one of the many exemptions to the rule of six. Classes will therefore restart on Sunday 20th Sept at 6.30pm and Monday […]

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Rule of Six puts classes on hold – no class Monday 14th Sept

10 September 2020

I would be happy to run classes with only five students but have 7 or 8 regular students who might like to come and at the moment I cannot see a practical way to regulate the class size – so reluctantly I am cancelling the class at Shefford Community Hall on Monday 14 Sept and […]

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Classes start again at the Community Hall Monday 14 and Sunday 20 Sept

4 September 2020

I am delighted to have been informed we can re-start Tai Chi classes at Shefford Community Hall – regular weekly classes will re-commence after lunch on Monday 14 Sept from 1.00 to 2.30pm  and on Sunday 20 in the evening at 6.30 to 9.00pm. Covid security will be required which includes wearing of face coverings […]

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