Classes and Merry Christmas

19 December 2017
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Chen Taijiquan’s Integrated Curriculum by David Gaffney

2 November 2017

A great insight into Chen Tai Chi by a very experienced martial artist with long term connections to the school at the Chen Village. This piece covers important basic stuff in easily understood terms – I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Read the article … Share the post “Chen Taijiquan’s Integrated Curriculum […]

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Taiji: basic movement patterns and body coherence

2 November 2017

Taiji: basic movement patterns and body coherence – an excellent piece by Sam Moor – really well written and easy to read – covers so much of what I try to get across to students but better written! Read the article … Share the post “Taiji: basic movement patterns and body coherence” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Classes and events over the Christmas period

2 November 2017

Nov 3 Nov no class at Shefford 26 Nov no class at Shefford Dec 11 Shefford lunch 13 Letchworth dinner 18 lunch at Letchworth 21 no class Letchworth 22 no class Shefford 24 no class Shefford 25 no class Letchworth and Shefford 28 no class Letchworth 29 no class Shefford 31 no class Shefford Jan […]

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World Tai Chi Day – Shefford Tai Chi Festival

30 April 2017
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The last Saturday in April is designated by the World Health Organisation as World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day – so this year we decided to have a festival of Tai Chi and related arts at the Community Hall in Shefford. And it was BRILLIANT! As a first event we set our sights high […]

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Attending a Martial Arts (Tai Chi) class for beginners – further thoughts

20 March 2017

Attending a martial arts class may well be very different to other activities you have undertaken and it should be remembered that Tai Chi is a martial art – and I believe it is extremely important that this link is maintained. This is part of their paradox which I have written about elsewhere.  So the […]

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Areas of learning in Martial Arts

19 March 2017

Every now and again ( 10 years or so) I ask myself “why am I practicing martial arts?” and usually I get a fairly simple answer – this time I am grateful to a student who prompted me to ask it once again and this time to come up with a very much more complicated […]

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Attending Tai Chi classes for beginners

7 March 2017
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Do not over exert – adapt the exercises to suit your capability. If the instructor says he/she is going to demonstrate, move to a position where you can see what you need to. Individual positions in the class may be quite loose – make sure that you can see the instructor and have room to […]

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Sadly Haynes class is no more

31 January 2017
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Just a quick update to let anyone interested know that the Monday class at Haynes has ceased as from last night (30 Jan) – with those students interested to continue their practice transferring to the Shefford classes of their choice – either Sunday evenings or Monday afternoons.   Share the post “Sadly Haynes class is […]

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Healthy Movement From Tai Chi & Alexander Technique

30 January 2017
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The following article was recently published by Kindred Spirit magazine: Over my many years of studying and teaching Tai Chi I have recognised that much of individual movement stems from habit – we learn to walk at around 1 year old and then pay it little attention to it until some 60 or so years later when, […]

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