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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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Squeeze in some Squatting

First published in ‘Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts’ magazine Spring 2014 Over the last ten years of teaching Taiji full-time I have had the pleasure of meeting many different people from all sorts of walks of life. From teenagers … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: The Power of Perception

first published in the 2013 spring/summer edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine If you took footage of a sportsperson engaging in their chosen pursuit and slowed it right down you would immediately be able to see much more … Continue reading

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Training with Master Chen – 2013

June has been a busy month. It began with seven days of intensive training with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang at his annual gathering in Reading organised and hosted by Karel and Eva. Since learning to drive last year (better late … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Partner Work

Many people do not realise that as well as solo practise in Tai Chi we also have various levels of partner work known as Tui-Shou or pushing-hands. Pushing-hands is the first basic step in appreciating Tai Chi as a martial … Continue reading

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April Showers: Enjoying Our Senses

Now that the weather has improved practising Tai Chi outside has become even more enjoyable. Most early mornings you can find me training for a few hours on our patio or in lush West Dean Gardens next to our house. … Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger…

Anyone who has seen the incredible Ang Lee film ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ will have an idea of the amazing grace, poise and power associated with wielding a sword (and I am very happy to hear that there is a … Continue reading

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