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Master Ding visiting Dublin

Master Ding visiting Dublin

Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 3:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Master Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Master Ding’s visit to Dublin October 1st. Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass:

Topic: Sensitivity and Connection.

Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass.

A commonly used work within Tai Chi practice is, ‘relax’. Why do we relax? We relax so that we might find stillness within the body, and within the mind.
Once still we can develop sensitivity.
Sensitivity to ourselves allowing connection all parts of the body and mind
Sensitivity to others allowing connection with another’s system.

Cost:
MDA members: €90
Non members: €100

Contact ross@masterdingacademy.com to book your place.
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Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

To see Tai Chi performed by a Master is to see the basics performed well. When watching their form there is a magnetic quality, you know you’re seeing something special and you just can’t look away.

One of those qualities is the unification of body with mind within movement. We see harmony within their movement that allows effortless expression of power.

We’ll spend the day in partner work developing our ability to integrate all parts of ourselves, integrate with our partner, and through that unity, express power through movement from the centre.

Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. Those new to the Academy are most welcome.
Cost: MDA members: €70, non members: €80.
Date: 19th November. 10am – 4pm
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.

Contact Ross Cousens to book a place.
e: ross@masterdingacademy
m: 0877 527 013
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Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

To see Tai Chi performed by a Master is to see the basics performed well. When watching their form there is a magnetic quality, you know you’re seeing something special and you just can’t look away.

One of those qualities is the unification of body with mind within movement. We see harmony within their movement that allows effortless expression of power.

We’ll spend the day in partner work developing our ability to integrate all parts of ourselves, integrate with our partner, and through that unity, express power through movement from the centre.

Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. Those new to the Academy are most welcome.
Cost: MDA members: €70, non members: €80.
Date: 19th November. 10am – 4pm
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.

Contact Ross Cousens to book a place.
e: ross@masterdingacademy
m: 0877 527 013
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Master Ding visiting Dublin

Master Ding visiting Dublin

Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 3:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Master Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Master Ding’s visit to Dublin October 1st. Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass:

Topic: Sensitivity and Connection.

Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass.

A commonly used work within Tai Chi practice is, ‘relax’. Why do we relax? We relax so that we might find stillness within the body, and within the mind.
Once still we can develop sensitivity.
Sensitivity to ourselves allowing connection all parts of the body and mind
Sensitivity to others allowing connection with another’s system.

Cost:
MDA members: €90
Non members: €100

Contact ross@masterdingacademy.com to book your place.
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Chi Kung, a cornerstone practice

Chi Kung, a cornerstone practice

Saturday July 8th, 2017 - 10:00am - Saturday July 8th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
Clontarf,  D3 Map

June is here already and our next Tai Chi workshop is just around the corner, on Saturday July 8th we will be running a Chi Kung workshop in the Clontarf Parish Centre.


It is said that whilst the Tai Chi Chuan forms give Chi energy direction and speed, it is Chi Kung that stimulates, concentrates and develops the Chi in the first place.

Chi Kung is a unique ancient Chinese exercise system based on the Taoist principles of harmony, simplicity and naturalness, and its aim is to cultivate, focus and balance the flow of Chi within the body, relaxing the mind, strengthening and improving health.

This workshop will focus on the 8 posture Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung system, focusing on body posture and breathing. Once the basics of the postures are established we will be using partner exercises to look at energy work, specifically integration of one's own system and connection with others.

This day is open to anyone interested in experiencing Chi Kung first hand and is open to all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Through practice we cultivate, through partner work we truly learn.


Date: Saturday 8th July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre


Members €70
Non members €80

If you’re interested, or have any questions, let me know.

Ross
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Open workshop: Sinking and Rooting.

Open workshop: Sinking and Rooting.

Sunday May 14th, 2017 - 10:00am - Monday May 15th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Time flies and our second open workshop for 2017 is almost upon us.

The next event will be running on May 14th and the topic for the day will be ‘sinking and rooting’.

A fundamental aspect of Tai Chi Chuan practice is the development of a firm ‘root’. This is the ability to sink the energy in the body and develop strong stability.
Stability in quietness, but more importantly, stability under pressure.
The morning will be spent understanding how to neutralise external forces and earth them away. Ie Strength without confrontation.
In the afternoon we will focus on bringing energy out of the structure and expressing. Without a strong root, we will be incapable of expression of energy.

Open workshops are open to all, regardless of level of experience.

MDA members: €70
Non members: €80

Any questions? Let me know.
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Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword (Dao) form workshop

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword (Dao) form workshop

Sunday February 26th, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday February 26th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Broadsword workshop Broadsword Form part 2, and applications.

Part two of 3 one day workshops covering the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword, (Dao), form.

This workshop is open to those who have completed the first one day workshop. We will be continuing with learning the broadsword form, and introducing broadsword applications.

This day is also open to those who have completed the Broadsword form and wish to polish finer aspects of their form and delve deeper into applications.

Date: Sunday 26th Feb, 10am - 4pm.
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield rd West.
Cost: €70

Contact Ross Cousens for details and bookings.

mobile: 0877 527 013
email: ross@masterdingacademy.com
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Master Ding visiting Dublin Jan 17

Master Ding visiting Dublin Jan 17

Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - 3:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

An open workshop hosted by Master Ding. Suitable for all levels and styles of Tai Chi practitioner.

The topic for the day will be: Flow.

Flow in our solo practice and how to bring that flow into partner-work and application.

Price for the day:

Master Ding Academy members: €90
Non members: €100

Take the opportunity to shake off winter and hit the groud running in 2017!

Contact ross@masterdingacademy.com for bookings.
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Tai Chi Masters John and Alan Ding visiting Dublin

Tai Chi Masters John and Alan Ding visiting Dublin

Friday October 28th, 2016 - 6:30pm - Monday October 31st, 2016 - 3:30pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

MDA Ireland is lucky to host not one but two Tai Chi Masters during the bank holiday weekend of 28th – 31st Oct 2016.

This is a great opportunity to meet and feel authentic Tai Chi Chuan from two individuals who have dedicated their lives to the ongoing development and dissemination of this beautiful art to all who are interested in learning.

One of the signs of a good teacher is the ability to teach a group of varying levels of experience, introducing a novice to the art while simultaneously filling the cup of the most experienced practitioner. The teacher’s ability to effortlessly determine the level of the student and find that learning that will bring them to the next level makes any day attended of full worth.

There will be two different sections to the weekend. There will be two one day open workshops. These two days will be covering the fundamental principles of Tai Chi practice and are suitable for all levels of Tai Chi practitioner.
There will also be two closed sessions for Instructor and senior level students. These sessions will focus on deeper aspects of the art.

The programme for the weekend will be:

Friday 28th Oct 6:30 – 10:00pm
Power Development
Closed session €40
Location: Clontarf Scots and Presbyterian Church Hall
www.clontarfchurch.ie/map

Saturday 29th Oct 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tai Chi 3 Pillars Day 1: Chi Kung and Form
Open session MDA members €90. Non MDA members €100
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist
www.google.ie/maps/search/clontarf+parish+centre/@53.3620084,-6.2044931,16z/data=!3m1!4b1

Sunday 30th Oct 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tai Chi 3 Pillars Day 2: Gau Sau, Pushing Hands
Open session MDA members €90. Non MDA members €100
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist
www.google.ie/maps/search/clontarf+parish+centre/@53.3620084,-6.2044931,16z/data=!3m1!4b1

Monday 31st Oct 9:30am – 3:30pm
Fa Jin: Expression of Power
Closed Session €100
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist
www.google.ie/maps/search/clontarf+parish+centre/@53.3620084,-6.2044931,16z/data=!3m1!4b1


Contact Ross Cousens for booking details
ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 0877 527 013
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Tai Chi workshp, Spiral concept and application

Tai Chi workshp, Spiral concept and application

Sunday September 11th, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday September 11th, 2016 - 4:00pm

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
Clontarf,  D3 Map

It’s Ireland and there are spirals everywhere, those ancients at Newgrange must have known a thing or two.

Spiral action is one of the essential dynamics that must exist within solo and partner practice of Tai Chi Chuan. Without it movements are linear, stability is sacrificed and the ability to project power hampered.

While the appearance of Tai Chi is of slow, graceful, flowing balance, in reality this is just the outward manifestation of an inner dynamic. A dynamic that cannot be seen, only felt. And once felt, understanding can begin to come.

We’ll be spending a fun day working spiral, firstly structurally then energetically, through the limbs and body, all within the context of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.

All levels and styles welcome.

Sunday 11th September
Clontarf Parish Centre
10am – 4pm
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Tai Chi at the Malahide Has It Festival

Tai Chi at the Malahide Has It Festival

Sunday July 24th, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday July 24th, 2016 - 11:00am

Malahide Marina Green
Dublin,   Map

A free Tai Chi taster session and mini demonstration. Come along and bring your significant other(s)!

6 interested
Ta Lu and Applications

Ta Lu and Applications

Monday June 6th, 2016 - 10:00am - Monday June 6th, 2016 - 4:00pm

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
Clontarf,  D3 Map

Ta Lu is a dynamic partner exercise focussing on the, ‘four corners of the square’, those being:

Choy (big pull),
Liet (Split),
Jau (Elbow strike) and
Cau (Shoulder strike)

Ta Lu is a training practice that falls into the category of Gau Sau or the exchange of hands and is a vital aspect of our continued development in our Tai Chi Chuan practice.
See the link below for a full description of the practice of Gau Sau and the benefits that it offers:

www.masterdingacademy.com/content/gau-sau-exchange-hands

This workshop is open to all levels from beginners to experienced practitioners. This includes those who have previously learnt Ta Lu and are seeking to refine their understanding of its applications.

MDA members: €70
non members: €80
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Tai Chi Workshop (Dublin Food Co-op)

Tai Chi Workshop (Dublin Food Co-op)

Sunday April 10th, 2016 - 4:30pm - Sunday April 10th, 2016 - 5:30pm

Fusion Sundays
The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
Dublin,  D8 Map

Strong Body, Still Mind. But most importantly - Have Fun!
Tai Chi Chuan Workshop. Donation based.
Demonstration at 4.15pm
Get a taste of what Tai Chi is like at the Dublin Food Co-op. Chi Kung. Form. Partner work.
More info: www.taichiclassesdublin.com
Workshop conducted by Master Ding Academy Qualified Instructors
www.masterdingacademy.com

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Tai Chi Taster class

Tai Chi Taster class

Friday April 8th, 2016 - 7:00pm - Friday April 8th, 2016 - 8:15pm

Dance Theatre of Ireland
Bloomfields Centre, Lower Georges St
Dún Laoghaire,   Map

Experience Tai Chi—well-known for its soft, flowing, dance-like movements; joining breathing and awareness with a meditative quality. It improves balance, posture and coordination, and
enhances body, mind and spiritual health. Explore the strength behind softness. Taught by MDA Instructors Declan Mills and Sean O'Grady.
Sean will conduct a workshop on Thursday 7th April from 10-11.15am
Cost: €15
www.dancetheatreireland.com/pages/documents/Apr2016SpecialWorkshops_EasterCamps_002.pdf
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Tai Chi: Pushing Hands and Applications

Tai Chi: Pushing Hands and Applications

Sunday March 20th, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday March 20th, 2016 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Open workshop in Clontarf in Dublin exploring the practice and benefits of Pushing Hands as applies to Tai Chi Chuan training.

The final and third element of the triad of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan emphasises the application of Chi, rather than its development and circulation within the body. This element takes theory into practice and requires you to trust in and cooperate with a partner, so that experience is gained first hand, of applying Tai Chi Principles into practice. Practitioners call this Gau Sau or the exchange of hands.

Posture testing forms part of this element of Tai Chi Chuan practice. Partner practice of this nature provides a point of reference to measure your own progress and will ensure you are on the right track. It is an opportunity for both parties to help each other refine movements and postures and gain better insight and understanding of applied energy.

Open to all levels, experienced to those who have never practiced Pushing hands before.
MDA members €70, non-members: €80.

If you’re interested contact:

Ross Cousens
Master Ding Academy Ireland
Mob: 0877 527 013
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Yin Yang: Theory and Application within Tai Chi Chuan

Yin Yang: Theory and Application within Tai Chi Chuan

Sunday February 21st, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday February 21st, 2016 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

I won’t try to explain Yin Yang here, but I will share an excerpt from Master Ding’s book, ’15 Minute Tai Chi Strong Body, Still Mind’

Often the Yin-Yang symbol is used to represent Tai Chi Chuan because its concepts play an integral part within the art. Tai Chi Chuan is intrinsically concerned with yin and yang, and there is a constant dynamic interplay between these two opposite forces, in all aspects within our practice.

The form in particular has many examples of bringing the theory in practice. Throughout the form you will see that all the expanding (Yang) movements are followed by retracting (Yin) movements. Each flows seamlessly into the next, as Yin flows into Yang and back into Yin. Movements are also practised slowly (Yin), yet at the same time must contain focussed intent (Yang). Our muscles too are relaxed (Yin), yet the structure of Tai Chi Chuan allows us to exhibit the inner strength of Chi (Yang) – the analogy of ‘steel wrapped in cotton’.

Tai Chi Chuan has Yin and Yang everywhere within it. The entire philosophy of the art is based around it. But both theory and practice are equally important in Tai Chi Chuan. Endless theorising with ideas and debate will yield little result in the physical. Likewise mere repetition of movement without input from the ideas contained within Tai Chi principles and concepts will also reap little benefit. A Yin-Yang balance must be achieved between the two. Yin Yang describes all things Tai Chi Chuan and beyond and whilst the Yin-Yang symbol may look fairly simple it carries a much more profound meaning. Perhaps in much the same way that Tai Chi Chuan may look a simple exercise until you begin to do it!

Spend the day exploring this principle its application within Tai Chi Chuan
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Open Workshop: Yin Yang Concept

Open Workshop: Yin Yang Concept

Sunday February 21st, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday February 21st, 2016 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish Tennis Club
St John the Baptist Church of Ireland, Seafield Road West
Dublin,  3 Map

Yin Yang, a principle concept with the practice of Tai Chi Chuan. Within are concepts of substantial and insubstantial, flow and continuity of state, mind and body.

Join the group exploring this concept and how it applies within the context of Tai Chi Chuan.

Principles and Applications.

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Ta Lu and Applictions

Ta Lu and Applictions

Saturday November 21st, 2015 - 10:00am - Saturday November 21st, 2015 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
Clontarf,   Map

Ta Lu is a dynamic partner exercise within the Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Syllabus. See below an excerpt from the Master Ding Academy website explaining Gau Sau exercises, (partner work), of which Ta Lu is one.

‘Often Tai Chi Chuan practitioners prefer to practice on their own with minimal physical contact with others, in the belief that if they train long and diligent enough, they will be able to gain the awesome power that is available through the traditional art. Unfortunately, this is a mistaken view. A traditional method requires a traditional approach, and whilst individual practice is important, it forms only one aspect of Tai Chi Chuan training. Traditional Tai Chi Chuan requires participation in paired practice (Gau Sau) to enable you to polish your Tai Chi skills.

For a practitioner to be able to develop the acumen, and harvest the opportunities that are abundant in the art, there is a prerequisite that it must include the exchange of hands or Gau Sau. By doing this, will enable you to work with different people of different levels to help you to gain experience and refine and enhance your Tai Chi Chuan ability. Gau Sau training can be something as simple as posture testing but can also be developed in stages to include Push Hands, Sensitivity, Ta Lu, and martial applications. What is often forgotten is that the path of Tai Chi Chuan can only be negotiated through experiential learning. Only by working with people, will you begin to feel and discover the various aspects of Tai Chi Chuan talked about by masters.

It is often said that a teacher can only guide you on a journey and it is ultimately the practitioner that has to travel along its path. Part of this process is to feel what is not possible to adequately describe in words and only in doing so will you be able to harmonise the mind, body and spirit. Too often have practitioners over intellectualised Tai Chi Chuan and have subsequently lost their way. By being continually grounded and incorporating Gau Sau as part of your Tai Chi Chuan training, a practitioner has the potential ability to realize capabilities beyond that of known limitations.’

The day will cover 4 Corners, 3 Step Ta Lu and Ta Lu form. Those new to the Ta Lu exercise will begin with 4 corners, graduating to 3 Step. For those with experience in Ta Lu, we will be practicing the Ta Lu form, and relevant applications.

This workshop is open to all who wish to learn. A minimum of 1 year Tai Chi experience is recommended.
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Master Ding visiting Dublin

Master Ding visiting Dublin

Saturday October 24th, 2015 - 10:00am - Saturday October 24th, 2015 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

This year’s visit to Dublin by Sifu Ding is almost upon us, if you’re interested in experiencing Tai Chi from a Master of the Art, here’s your chance.

Sifu Ding will be teaching an open masterclass on Saturday October 24th. The Subject for the day will be:

Spiral action within Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan: how to bring power from structure.

This session is suitable for all levels. So if you’re a beginner, you don’t need to be thinking, ‘am I good enough to go?’, If you want to go, then go, you already have what’s needed.

Likewise, for those with experience in Tai Chi, a little or a lot, there are always further depths to investigate.

I guarantee, whatever the size of you cup, it’ll be filled by the end of the day..

Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield rd West, Clontarf, Dublin.
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Ross Cousens
Master Ding Academy Ireland
www.masterdingacademy.ie
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Free Tai Chi taster session at the Blue Fire Street Festival

Free Tai Chi taster session at the Blue Fire Street Festival

Saturday September 19th, 2015 - 12:00pm - Saturday September 19th, 2015 - 1:00pm

Smithfield Sq
Smithfield
Dublin,   Map

Take the opportunity to try Tai Chi at the Bluefire Street Fest this weekend.

We’ll be running the session from 12 noon to 1pm, Smithfield Square, Dublin.

The session will be interactive, you’ll all be trying out Tai Chi first hand, with a number of other experienced Tai Chi practitioners.

The Session will conclude with a short Tai Chi form, weapons and applications demonstration.

Hope to see you there.

Did I mention that it’s free?
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Tai Chi Chuan Workshop: Martial Applications

Tai Chi Chuan Workshop: Martial Applications

Saturday August 29th, 2015 - 10:00am - Saturday August 29th, 2015 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

To think of someone practicing Tai Chi Chuan is to conjure images of the old folks in the park in Hong Kong, silk suits flapping in the breeze, moving with slow deliberate softness, all in unison, faces calm and serene.
We can almost see the benefit they are getting from this practice. Bodies’ soft and pliable, minds still like a lake in the morning. Wellness guaranteed.

Of course Tai Chi Chuan comes from a different time. A time when daily struggle was a certainty, work was physically hard and long, and wellness carried a very different meaning. It meant ending the day alive and healthy enough to go out tomorrow and provide, and defend what’s yours.

This is the world in which Tai Chi Chuan evolved. Tai Chi Chuan, The fighting art based on the principles of Tai Chi. Those principles of softness, sensitivity and flow. All within a context of focussed intention.

Take a day to explore this vital aspect of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan practice. This event is open to all interested in finding out what Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art is about and how the concepts of softness, sensitivity, flow and intention can be put to practical use.
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Free Tai Chi at the Malahide Has It Festival

Free Tai Chi at the Malahide Has It Festival

Sunday July 26th, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday July 26th, 2015 - 11:00am

The Green
Dublin,   Map

A quiet Summers Sunday morning, a perfect time to get up and move ourselves before the Festival starts proper.

A one hour session with a short demonstration and introduction to the principles of Tai Chi, what it is, how it works, and how to make it work for ourselves.

Followed by a nice coffee at a local coffee house..

1 interested  ·  11 going
Tai Chi Chuan Workshop: Sinking and Rooting

Tai Chi Chuan Workshop: Sinking and Rooting

Sunday May 3rd, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday May 3rd, 2015 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish Tennis Club
St John the Baptist Church of Ireland, Seafield Road West
Dublin,  3 Map

Everything we do in Tai Chi Chuan is from a stable, rooted base.

Imagine pushing a car on the road, now, imagine if you were standing in an ice skating rink instead…

No rooting means no ability to express power.

Spend a day learning about sinking and rooting, and more importantly, developing and testing your ability to sink and root in the face of oncoming pressure. This may take the form of a simple push, or a more energetic punch, you decide..
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Women in Martial Arts: Tai Chi Chuan. Session 2

Women in Martial Arts: Tai Chi Chuan. Session 2

Sunday April 19th, 2015 - 12:00am

Yoga Dublin

How do we overcome someone of superior strength?
With skill and the ability to listen to their force and flow with it instead of resisting.
Spend 2 hours this Sunday looking at how we can use this idea in a self defence context.

This event is part funded by the Irish Sports Council through the Irish Martial Arts Commission. Discounts for introductory courses are available on the day.

While this is an opportunity for women to experience the aspect of Tai Chi Chuan, it's not just for women, you can bring your men folk too!!
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Pushing Hands and Applications Workshop

Pushing Hands and Applications Workshop

Sunday March 15th, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday March 15th, 2015 - 4:00pm

http://bit.ly/1uGB5RK Map

In Chi Kung we centralise, in Form we circulate, in Pushing Hands we apply.

3 going
Women in Martial Arts: Tai Chi Chuan

Women in Martial Arts: Tai Chi Chuan

Sunday March 8th, 2015 - 1:00pm - Sunday March 8th, 2015 - 3:00pm

http://www.yogadublin.com/

You don't need all strength to be good at martial arts' Try a different way using sensitivity. flow and redirection to take control.

This event is suitable for anyone who wishes to try Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art.

It's not just for women, you can bring your men folk too!

4 going
Tai Chi Workshop: Connection and Applications

Tai Chi Workshop: Connection and Applications

Saturday September 13th, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday September 13th, 2014 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
Clontarf,   Map

You can practice Chi Kung and Form at hoom, but only through regular contact with a partner can you develop the skill of connection to anothers system.

1 interested  ·  3 going
Sifu Ding visiting Dublin

Sifu Ding visiting Dublin

Sunday July 13th, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday July 13th, 2014 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
Clontarf,   Map

One day open Masterclass workshop hosting Master Ding in his only visit to Ireland this year.

Topic: Ting Jin: or Listening Energy.

Ting Jin as described in Master Ip's book: Tai Chi Revelations: Principles and Concepts:

'To Listen is to measure or assess the intensity of your partner's force. In push hands, one uses Ting Jin to detect the partner's intention. One 'listens' from the Xin (or 'heart') as if one is using the ears ... Listen before you react to your partner's force. Ting Jin must be accurate and swift. One can then follow your partner’s movements effortlessly.'

Fee: MDA members: €90. Non members: €100

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and personally work with a real Master of the Art of Tai Chi. This will be Master Ding's only visit to Ireland this year so if you wish to experience Tai Chi first hand...

Book your place.

This Masterclass is open to all who are interested in furthering thier knowledge and skill in the fabulous art of Tai Chi Chuan.
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Tai Chi Workshop: Ta Lu and Applications

Tai Chi Workshop: Ta Lu and Applications

Sunday May 25th, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday May 25th, 2014 - 4:00pm

Cork, Ireland
Cork,  T21 and T23 Map

Explore the the four corners of the square: Pull, Split, Elbow and Shoulder strikes.

1 going
Tai Chi Workshop: Sinking and Rooting

Tai Chi Workshop: Sinking and Rooting

Saturday May 10th, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday May 10th, 2014 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
Clontarf,   Map

The basis of Tai Chi Chuan practice. Without being able to sink and root energy, how can we expect to be able to express energy?

3 going
Free Stress Busting Workshop in Dalkey

Free Stress Busting Workshop in Dalkey

Tuesday April 8th, 2014 - 10:30am - Tuesday April 8th, 2014 - 11:30am

Yoga Village, 4b St Patricks rd, Dalkey, Co Dublin Map

The workshop will be using Tai Chi and Chi Kung concepts to develop a simple daily practice that can be used to:

Bust accumulated stress
Help avoid stress accumulating in the future

Tai Chi Pushing Hands and Applications

Tai Chi Pushing Hands and Applications

Saturday March 8th, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday March 8th, 2014 - 4:00pm

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
Clontarf,  D3 Map

Focusing on Tai Chi principles and appliction of:
– Peng (ward off), Lui (Roll-back) Jai (Press) & Aun (push))

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Applied Tai Chi Principles: Intention and Spiral action

Applied Tai Chi Principles: Intention and Spiral action

Saturday January 25th, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday January 25th, 2014 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
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When the intention (Yi) arrives, energy (Chi) will also arrive.

1 interested  ·  5 going
Sifu Ding Masterclass in Dublin

Sifu Ding Masterclass in Dublin

Friday October 11th, 2013 - 7:00pm - Sunday October 13th, 2013 - 3:30pm

Clontarf, Ireland
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Sifu Ding will be returning to Dublin this October following last year’s successful visit. The Saturday and Sunday Master classes are open all who are interested in learning about Tai Chi Chuan, with or without prior experience.

The weekend will focus on the three main aspect of learning Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan:

1. Centralising energy through Chi Kung
2. Circulating energy through the Form
3. Applying energy through Gau Sau: partner work and posture testing.

October
Fri 11th: Instructors session 7:00 - 9:30pm. Open to MDA Instructors and those attending the Advanced Level 1 course in Preston and Limehouse.

Sat 12th: 10:00am – 4:00pm. Principles and Concepts: Centralising.
The first element in the triad of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan focuses primarily in bringing the energy, Chi to settle and concentrate at the Tan Tien point. The primary method in achieving this is through Chi Kung. The mind is quietened, the body relaxes, tension dissolves – mind and body working in harmony.

Sun 13th: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Principles and Concepts: Circulating.
Once you learn how to centre and concentrate Chi at the Tan Tien point, the second element of the triad of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan focuses on the circulation of Chi through the body. The form contains within it flowing circular movements. Carrying them out with a relaxed body devoid of muscular tension in unison with a quiet mind gives Chi direction, so that it can flow naturally within the body. As the energy circulates, the mind/body state deepens and you begin to change and grow.

The final and third element of the triad of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan emphasises the application of Chi, rather than its development and circulation within the body. Posture testing, Push Hands, and Combat Application all form part of this element of Tai Chi Chuan practice. Partner practice of this nature provides a point of reference to measure your own progress and will ensure you are on the right track. It is an opportunity for both parties to help each other refine movements and postures and gain better insight and understanding of applied energy.

Application will form the common thread through both days of this Masterclass. The efficacy of both Centralising and Circulating aspects will be tested throughout the weekend through this vital aspect of our practice.



Saturday and Sunday will also see a continuation of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword, (Dao), Form corrections and Applications. This is open to those who have completed the long form and attended an MDA Introductory Broadsword Workshop.
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Tai Chi Broadsword

Tai Chi Broadsword

Saturday September 21st, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday September 21st, 2013 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
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Form Correction and Applications. MDA Members only.

1 interested  ·  4 going
Tai Chi Workshop: Pushing Hands and Applications

Tai Chi Workshop: Pushing Hands and Applications

Saturday August 10th, 2013 - 10:00am

Clontarf, Ireland
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Two person exercises developing sensitivity and connection and experssion of power.

6 going
Cork Workshop. Priciples Tun: Togetherness

Cork Workshop. Priciples Tun: Togetherness

Saturday June 29th, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday June 29th, 2013 - 4:00pm

St Anthonys Boys School, Ballinlough, Cork

The concept of coordination is vital to the correct practice of Tai Chi Chuan. This can be seen in the many references within the Tai Chi classics:

• For every move, the whole body should be coordinated, agile and light
• Coordination of both the upper and lower body
• Internal and External in togetherness
• Continuity without breakage

Coordination within oneself, with your training partner and within your environment.

A one day workshop exploring this concept within Tai Chi Chuan form, partnerwork and application.

All who are interested in broadening their experience in Tai Chi Chuan and welcome. All levels.
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Tai Chi Workshop: Sinking and Rooting

Tai Chi Workshop: Sinking and Rooting

Saturday June 8th, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday June 8th, 2013 - 4:00pm

Clontarf, Ireland
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A one day workshop exploring concepts of Sinking and Rooting as applies to Tai Chi form, Pushing Hands and Applications.

Contact Ross Cousens for details. ross@masterdingacademy.com

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