Is Tai chi easy?

I came across this article the other day. It's written about Yang style but the principles are the same. I often think that Tai Chi is a bit like Yoga in that there are different levels that you can work at. In our class we may all be doing the same silk reeling moves or the same form at the same time but we're all working at different levels of ability. The beginners are learning to wave their arms and trying to remember the sequence. Higher levels are trying to 'internalise' the moves. Higher levels still may be thinking about application. I'm sure there are many levels above my own where they focus on things I can't understand yet.

In this week's class we'll be looking at the 18 Step Form.

Another Bank Holiday

Please remember that there is no training tonight (Monday 6th May 2019) so the next class will be 13th May (see the table below).

All Upcoming Classes and Bank Holidays:

Monday 6th May 2019 - May Bank Holiday

Monday 13th May 2019 - Normal Training (11 Step Form)

Monday 20th May 2019 - Normal Training (Qigong)

Monday 27th May 2019 - Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 3rd June 2019 - Normal Training (Pushing Hands)

A Practice Reminder from Fred

Fred has kindly filmed himself doing his forms in a mirror so that you can follow him from behind but still see what his hands are doing. The first video is the Chen 11 Form and the second is the Eight Brocades Qigong.

Note: Fred only filmed these to help people remember the moves and he would prefer that they aren’t shared too widely.

Training As Normal

We are back training again tomorrow and we will be focusing on the 11 step form. There are quite a few Back Holidays at this time of year, so these are our training days due the next few weeks:

All Upcoming Classes and Bank Holidays:

Monday 29th April 2019 - Normal Training

Monday 6th May 2019 - May Bank Holiday

Monday 13th May 2019 - Normal Training

Monday 20th May 2019 - Normal Training (Qigong)

Monday 27th May 2019 - Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 3rd June 2019 - Normal Training (Pushing Hands)

No Training Easter Monday & a Practice Reminder from Fred

Please remember that there is no training on Easter Monday so the next class will be 29th April (see the table below).

All Upcoming Classes and Bank Holidays:

Monday 22nd April 2019 - Easter Bank Holiday

Monday 29th April 2019 - Normal Training

Monday 6th May 2019 - May Bank Holiday

Monday 13th May 2019 - Normal Training

Monday 20th May 2019 - Normal Training (Qigong)

Monday 27th May 2019 - Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 3rd June 2019 - Normal Training (Pushing Hands)

A Practice Reminder from Fred

Fred has kindly filmed himself doing his forms in a mirror so that you can follow him from behind but still see what his hands are doing. The first video is the Chen 11 Form and the second is the Eight Brocades Qigong.

Note: Fred only filmed these to help people remember the moves and he would prefer that they aren’t shared too widely.