Tai Chi Festival cancelled

16 March 2020
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I am sorry to have to cancel the Tai Chi Festival on April 25 due to the present Corona virus situation. I appologise for any inconvenience but hope to run it later in the year once the situation clears. In the meantime best wishes to you all and please watch this space for other news. […]

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Tai Chi – globalisation and the effect of cultural niches in the social multiverse

4 March 2020
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Seen world-wide it is observable that special interest groups have their own mores, practices, language (jargon) and social norms which are often quite foreign to outsiders who occasionally enter them, either out of need or curiosity. We see this in our interactions with the professions of medicine, teaching, law and so forth – when visited […]

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Many worlds Tai Chi

27 February 2020
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Tai Chi is a bit like one of those online computer games where you start in a small world and need to work out what it is all about so as to open up another level after level on an apparently infinite journey. But this is real and you need to find and to learn […]

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Struggle and stress – finding a balance

27 February 2020
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Struggle is important to the personal learning process – if something is too easy we don’t bother to learn any more. If we have a sat nav we do not bother to remember routes. Like many fulfilling activities martial arts are challenging requiring a great deal of practice to achieve. As human beings we respond […]

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Martial arts and caring for people the Tai Chi way

22 February 2020
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Tai Chi has much to teach us about life and caring for others, for example: Intention – in caring for others we seek to support them when they are about to fall, to help them get up and to heal. In conflict we become destructive and seek to unbalance the other with a view to […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Shefford Tai Chi

17 December 2019
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Sunday class cancelled Dec 15

2 December 2019

The beginners and senior classes on Sunday Dec 15 will be cancelled. Share the post “Sunday class cancelled Dec 15” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Tai Chi – martial arts culture for beginners – some issues raised for students and teachers as observed from personal experience

11 November 2019
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It is my hope that the following will help “first timers” better understand and enjoy their early Tai Chi classes since I frequently come across beginners who attend Tai Chi sessions with absolutely no knowledge or understanding of what it is or how classes work – and it seems that this sometimes can lead to […]

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Belsey Bridge residential workshop

11 September 2019
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We have been going to Belsey Bridge Conference Centre for many years and always have a good time – this year was exceptional, I guess due to the lovely mix of people who attended. The program was based on “how to do” and becoming aware of internal feelings. This involved about 18 hours of actual […]

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New material on Tai Chi

4 September 2019

I have recently been adding to older articles and completing new ones that have been in the pipeline for some time. There are eleven pieces about Tai Chi in general: The Dynamics of a Tai Chi Class – what Beginners can expect – A question that I am often asked is: “What will your Tai Chi class […]

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