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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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Free sessions for existing students

7 April 2020

I am deriving great benefit from my own personal practice in my garden – and am missing my usual students – what can I say Tai Chi is paradoxical! Now I know that Zoom is all the rage for classes at the moment but while it clearly helps beginners with motivation and engagement – I […]

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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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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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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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Tai Chi – the Magic of Movement Workshop

22 July 2019

I will be running a workshop at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living on Sunday 28 July, 9.30 for 10.00-13.00. Tai Chi practitioners often describe the feeling of moving their bodies as magical, and the experience of long term Tai Chi practice can certainly be described as developmental. My workshop will introduce beginners to the […]

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Tai Chi in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

10 May 2019
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I had a lovely time teaching Tai Chi in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth this morning – the sun came out and so did many people who were eager to learn about Tai Chi. Since we were in pretty much ideal surroundings we took advantage of being able to start with a brief sensory walk, […]

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Thought pieces – preventative and remedial Tai Chi

6 December 2018
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I have recently taken to putting on the website articles which are not carefully crafted – rather they are what may be regarded as thought pieces – something quite traditional as one might recognise from the way the “Tai Chi Classics” were put together for example. Once thinking about a topic after a while quite […]

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Don’t expect praise in a Tai Chi class!

12 October 2018

I have noticed many cultural differences between studying Tai Chi in the east and in the west – perhaps the most difficult for beginners to understand is the completely different approach to the relationship of teacher to student – a good example is the lack of praise – westerners like to be told they are […]

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Tai Chi Residential at Belsey Bridge

18 September 2018
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We had fabulous weather this year for our annual residential at Belsey Bridge near Bungay with everybody practicing hard and enjoying themselves in sunshine for the whole weekend. Food, as ever was brilliant and we had the pleasure of meeting the Norwich 76 Textile Group who produced some wonderful embroidery, rust dying and tie dying […]

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