2018 Shefford Tai Chi Festival review – World Health Organisation World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day.

30 April 2018
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We had a brilliant day again this year – despite the weather many more people came than last year and lots stayed for the whole day – we were delighted to see everybody. There was a lot of interest in all the classes starting with Tai Chi exercises to loosen up the body and a […]

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Class cancellations

30 April 2018

There will be no more Friday evening classes from today. There will be no classes on the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekends: Sunday 6th May Monday 7 May Sunday 27 May Monday 28 May Share the post “Class cancellations” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Australian falls prevention project just like Tai Chi

9 January 2018

According to a piece in this weeks New Scientist – research in Australia is using a harness and booby trapped obstacle course to train older people as a falls prevention measure, the piece at  www.newscientist.com explains that results show a 50% reduction in vulnerability to falls. This is an important factor since the article states that “One-third […]

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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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