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1 month ago

MDA Newbury Tai Chi

Tai Chi & Alternative Health
Issue 87 of the magazine is now out.

Why not take up an annual subscription of the quarterly digital copy.
Just go to: www.taichialternativehealth.com

Here is the editorial of Issue 87

Ting Jin (Listening energy) is an important aspect of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training. To listen is to measure or assess the intensity of the opponent’s force. This can be practiced through posture testing and sensitivity training such as push hands, ta lu etc. Here, one uses Ting Jin to detect the opponent’s intention. One “listens” from the Xin (or “heart”) as if one is using the ears. Initiate the flow of the Chi then express it through the hands. Hence, use the Xin to initiate the Yi (or intention), then use Yi to initiate the Chi to circulate through the body. Listen before you react to the opponent’s force. The acquired skill of Ting Jin enables you act naturally with swift accuracy. With such skill, one can softly adhere and follow the opponent’s movements effortlessly. This is an element of applied Tai Chi and can only be achieved through Gau Sau (an exchange of hands) with a partner. Gau Sau is a prerequisite to be able to apply Chi, but partner practice will also help to deepen your understanding further of your solo form practice so as to improve and take your Tai Chi to the next level.

In this issue, Master Alan Ding examines and dissects apart Wu De (武德)- martial arts morals and ethics, to further our Martial Arts development. Master John Ding focuses on the importance of linking movements in our form practice through Posture testing - Cho Hau Jo Yau Teui (Sit Back to Push Left & Right). Nick Cheang’s article, “Why should I commit to Tai Chi”, gives us an insight on why students take up Tai Chi initially and end up with more than they expected.

We have an abstract from Julian Daizan Skinner’s book, “The physicality of Zen Practice” to give you an insight and understanding of some similarities to our Chi Kung practice. We also welcome our new contributor from Canada, Neil Ripski, with his article “Mind Teaches Body, Body Teaches Mind”. Here he looks at the role of the mind in the training of the body through Tai Chi practice. Last and but not least, we publish feedbacks from the August Masterclass on Chuen Kuen Se Ying held in Hamburg.

Another informative magazine, to help you gain better understanding and insight of ancient Chinese Art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan.
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1 month ago

MDA Newbury Tai Chi

As Autumn approaches, and the nights get longer, this is a perfect time to learn tai chi. Tai Chi helps to build your energy levels and aligns the body for better balance and health.

There are 2 courses:

Tue 10th Oct 6.45PM - 7.45PM at the Newbury Methodist Church - Wesley Hall - newbury.masterdingacademy.com/event/new-6-week-introduction-course-commencing-in-newbury-4/

Fri 13th Oct 6.45PM - 7.45PM at the Newbury and Thacham Hockey Club - newbury.masterdingacademy.com/event/new-6-week-introduction-course-commencing-in-thatcham-4/

Find out more here
newbury.masterdingacademy.com/6weektaichiintro/

6 week introduction to tai chi course 10 & 13 OctTuesday October 10th, 2017 - 6:45pmMDA Newbury Tai Chi (Newbury and Thatcham Hockey Club and Newbury Methodist Church)As Autumn approaches, and the nights get longer, this is a perfect time to learn tai chi. Tai Chi helps to build your energy levels and aligns the body for better balance and health.

There are 2 courses:

Tue 10th Oct 6.45PM - 7.45PM at the Newbury Methodist Church - Wesley Hall - newbury.masterdingacademy.com/event/new-6-week-introduction-course-commencing-in-newbury-4/

Fri 13th Oct 6.45PM - 7.45PM at the Newbury and Thacham Hockey Club - newbury.masterdingacademy.com/event/new-6-week-introduction-course-commencing-in-thatcham-4/

Find out more here
newbury.masterdingacademy.com/6weektaichiintro/
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6 week introduction to tai chi course 10 & 13 Oct

3 months ago

MDA Newbury Tai Chi

Tai Chi workshop on Rooting and Grounding to apply energy on 28 Oct 2017 (1PM - 4PM).

Workshop: tai chi concepts on rooting and grounding to apply energy
This workshop looks at how root and ground in tai chi. We explore the structure and how the principles of tai chi allow you to project and apply energy.

3 hour workshop to explore concept of rooting and grounding
Venue: Woolhampton Village hall
Date : 28th October 1PM - 4PM
Cost: £35

Grounding and rooting in tai chi relies on good structure and the ability to apply the tai chi principles. We explore correct tai chi structure and then using this structure to apply energy.

The Tai Chi Chuan classics state, ‘the Chi is the wheel and waist is the axis’. This phrase stresses the importance that all Tai Chi movements are initiated from the waist. Once the movement is initiated in this manner then chi will flow – much like that of the relationship between the axis and the wheel. The waist should be loose and flexible, without tension. Only in this state will it enable the Chi to sink and gather in the legs to give a strong and stable base.

What to Expect:

The emphasis is on having practical fun and partner work to and starting from physical structure, incorporating the principles, to applying energy, Most of the time we will be pairing up or working in groups to test internal concepts and principles.
To book a place, please contact us:
Bookings:
William 07976 746859 william@masterdingacademy.com
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Tai Chi workshop on Rooting and Grounding to apply energy on 28 Oct 2017 (1PM - 4PM). 

Workshop: tai chi concepts on rooting and grounding to apply energy 
This workshop looks at how root and ground in tai chi. We explore the structure and how the principles of tai chi allow you to project and apply energy.

3 hour workshop to explore concept of rooting and grounding 
Venue: Woolhampton Village hall
Date : 28th October 1PM - 4PM
Cost: £35
 
Grounding and rooting in tai chi relies on good structure and the ability to apply the tai chi principles. We explore correct tai chi structure and then using this structure to apply energy. 

The Tai Chi Chuan classics state, ‘the Chi is the wheel and waist is the axis’. This phrase stresses the importance that all Tai Chi movements are initiated from the waist. Once the movement is initiated in this manner then chi will flow – much like that of the relationship between the axis and the wheel. The waist should be loose and flexible, without tension. Only in this state will it enable the Chi to sink and gather in the legs to give a strong and stable base. 

What to Expect:

The emphasis is on having practical fun and partner work to and starting from physical structure, incorporating the principles, to applying energy, Most of the time we will be pairing up or working in groups to test internal concepts and principles.
To book a place, please contact us: 
Bookings:       
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