Chen Xiaowang – Yifei Gong for Tai Chi

23 January 2021

For people who are into Chi Gong ( chi kung) there are many “gongs” that can be learned and practised beneficially for loosening and energy balance. Unfortunately, many sets or their demonstrations, do not comply with the tai chi principles of movement – so it is great that Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang has produced this set […]

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Tai Chi movement principles, implications and practice

15 January 2021

Relax and move – everything follows from this: Relax everything Move from the centre Everything moves together Where there is a suitable environment such as an extended community of Tai Chi players to train with then it is certainly possible to work with the above principles and simply immerse in daily practice, self-learning and working […]

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Do Tai Chi says Yoga teacher.

15 January 2021

Apparently one of the top New York Yoga people has seen the light of Tai Chi – read the Times article here ( although to read it all you will need to subscribe ) Share the post “Do Tai Chi says Yoga teacher.” FacebookTwitterShare…

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Tai Chi in the Park cancelled

20 December 2020

Sorry but now we are in Tier 4 I must cancel group classes in the park until further notice – please watch this space and/or register for updates. Share the post “Tai Chi in the Park cancelled” FacebookTwitterShare…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

18 December 2020
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Tai Chi in the park Dec/Jan dates

11 December 2020

I would like to keep our informal friendly groups going if we can while negotiating the bad weather – if the weather is obviously horrible then please assume the session is cancelled – if it is marginal then I will go and see who turns up – dressing for the weather is clearly important so […]

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Thoughts on the Tai Chi process

9 December 2020

Tai Chi was created from a synthesis of physical martial arts, medical understanding and philosophy. This synthesis is a complex and sophisticated conscious/subconscious process that each of us recreates within ourselves in some way as we practice. Teachers, books and videos can point the way but we must do the rest ourselves. In this way […]

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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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