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Tuesday, 6 February 2024

7.30 - 8.30 pm

About the Course

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is nowadays practised as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of gentle movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by breathing that create harmony between the mind and body.

Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance.

Each Session will comprise:

- Master Huang Loosening Exercises for opening energy lines.- Standing Meditation to cultivate internal energy.- Completing the first section of the Master Huang 37 Taiji short form.- Closing meditation.

To complement the training there will be an introduction into Yin Yang theory and its relationship to Taiji and continued referral to these principles throughout the course.

All levels welcome.

Downstairs Studio at the Forster Institute.

Your Instructor

Ian

Ian

Having been involved in martial arts since my 20s moving to Taiji in the mid 1990s, with it’s related history, was an understandable transition. However, my overall perspective of Taiji purely for martial purposes soon changed as the wonders of the internal aspects of the art became apparent. So it became a life long focus, leading me into my other aspects of Chinese internal arts such as Qigong. Because of moving around a great deal for work I was fortunate to look at a number of styles of Taiji but eventually settled back into the system I started with, which was handed down by Master Huang, a student of master Chen Man Ching (these lineage figures are very important in the Taiji world). The form and exercise from the Master Huang system are now my focus, although my involvement in other styles has helped me to have a greater understanding of what authentic Taiji actually is. I still consider myself a student, but then every good teacher I have ever been with labels themselves the same. This is because Taiji is infinite in nature however, as stated in the Chinese classics, “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”

6 February 2024

7.30 - 8.30 pm

About the Course

Your Instructor

Ian

Ian

Having been involved in martial arts since my 20s moving to Taiji in the mid 1990s, with it’s related history, was an understandable transition. However, my overall perspective of Taiji purely for martial purposes soon changed as the wonders of the internal aspects of the art became apparent. So it became a life long focus, leading me into my other aspects of Chinese internal arts such as Qigong. Because of moving around a great deal for work I was fortunate to look at a number of styles of Taiji but eventually settled back into the system I started with, which was handed down by Master Huang, a student of master Chen Man Ching (these lineage figures are very important in the Taiji world). The form and exercise from the Master Huang system are now my focus, although my involvement in other styles has helped me to have a greater understanding of what authentic Taiji actually is. I still consider myself a student, but then every good teacher I have ever been with labels themselves the same. This is because Taiji is infinite in nature however, as stated in the Chinese classics, “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”

Intro to Tai Chi

Price

£60

Duration

4 Weeks

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