Category Archives: Health and Fitness

A whole new year…

As I write my last post  of 2016 the shortest day of the year (or the longest night – it depends how you look at it) is upon us. After the solstice and the imminent Christmas celebrations the days start … Continue reading

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Postulating Posture – Part 1

For most people our posture is something that is generally unconscious. It is  something largely unfelt that operates autonomously behind the scenes of the commonly valued and perhaps more superficial physical attributes such as being thin or having pronounced muscular … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced

First published in no. 46 edition of  ‘Tai Chi Chuan’ Magazine Daniel: “When do I learn how to punch?”  Mr. Miyagi: “Better to learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, then karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, then better pack … Continue reading

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Holidays…

Having just returned from a wonderful fortnights holiday in Greece it is a real pleasure to get back to teaching and writing again. All of my courses and classes are starting this week so it will be great to see … Continue reading

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Practise Makes Progress

When I was 13 years old I was desperate to learn how to play the guitar and so after cajoling my poor parents enough I managed to get hold of a fairly decent instrument. Unfortunately, simply owning a nice looking … Continue reading

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Season of mists…

No matter how old we get the start of September seems to remind us of going back to school. It’s the early morning Autumnal chill and the long shadows that do it. Whether you loved or hated school (or something … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Delivers Friendship

‘Tai Chi delivers friendship’. I first saw this phrase when I went to stay with Master Chen’s son, Chen Jun, in Zhengzhou back in 2004. There was a large picture of Master Chen senior in the living room with beautiful … Continue reading

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