Beginners

New Tai Chi Classes in Biggleswade!

1 March 2013

Update – please note we are no longer running these classes – for up to date information on other classes please see our main classes page.   I am delighted to soon be running classes at The Courtyard Centre in Biggleswade with a Grand Opening Day on Saturday 16 March – followed by daytime and […]

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Notes for beginners

28 February 2012

Like probably all Tai Chi instructors I have been teaching a lot of people who are completely new to Tai Chi – and I have come to recognise that often the “newness” of the experience can be quite mysterious to people – so I have put a few guidance notes on the main website in the hope that they will […]

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Community class in Letchworth

24 January 2012

I am delighted that we are now holding a daytime beginners class at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living as part of their Community Program – which also includes Group singing and Latino dance.  The Tai Chi class is on Monday mornings at 11.30 to 12.30 when we do some gentle exercises aimed at improving […]

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What’s the point?

30 November 2011

We were discussing this recently in one of my beginners classes – not that there was any doubt of the benefits of Tai Chi – but the class was looking for a way to encapsulate their thoughts. It was of course different for everybody – but may I sugest that for most of us the main […]

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Improvers class at The Letchworth Centre

11 May 2011

At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living on Thursday evenings I am now teaching a beginners class at 7.00 and an improvers class following on at 8.30pm – contact the centre for info and registrations. Share the post “Improvers class at The Letchworth Centre” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Fall reduction research

11 May 2011

I am delighted that The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living have managed to arrange a measured trial of Tai Chi classes to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi related exercises on balance and by extension on the likely risk of falls. Quality of life, longevity and cost to health career stakeholders are all major issues. […]

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New Monday afternoon classes – balance and mobility

11 May 2011

Building on my work with the Letchworth centre for Healthy Living I will be running classes in Shefford for people approaching their 60’s and for those already in their 60’s or older – these classes will cover Tai Chi exercises aimed at improving balance and mobility – simple, gentle exercise suitable for those feeling vulnerable to falls […]

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Tai Chi at Aromatics in Baldock

9 May 2011

Update – for information on current classes in this area please see the classes page on our main website.   I will be running a short series of 4 beginners classes on a weekly basis at Aromatics Beauty and Holistic Treatments saloon in Baldock, starting on Monday June 13th – time is from 6.00 to 7.00pm. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

23 February 2011

From my experience most students begin Tai Chi knowing little more about it than the name – so I have put together an FAQ page on the Shefford Tai Chi website which covers such basics as “what is Tai Chi” leading to aspects of health and development. Share the post “Frequently Asked Questions” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Tai Chi – East/West

1 February 2011

Tai Chi has grown in the West being practiced as a martial art or as a way of dealing with physical or emotional problems – or for personal development. Thanks to the work of people like my own teacher Karel Koskuba  and his teacher Master Chen Xiaowang ( shown above making corrections to my own posture […]

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