World Health Qigong Day 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019 is World Health Qigong Day. To celebrate there will be a free seminar, followed by a world record attempt and then a 2 hour training session in Telford (they call it a boot camp but it really isn’t going to be strenuous). Whilst the event is free, it is essential that you pre-book as there will be certificate of participation. The focus will be on the the Five Animals form. This will be a free opportunity to train with some of the best Qigong instructors in the country and is highly recommended.

More details and the registration details are available here:

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a Short Rest

As you know, there was no class this evening due to it being a Bank Holiday. However, this doesn't mean that we can't learn something. If you find the time, you should have a look at Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei's website. There's a lot of content in English including demonstrations, tutorials and interviews.

There is also a page about Grandmaster Liming Yue's month teaching at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Meanwhile, our class will be neck to normal next week.

Not Just About Moving Slowly…

This week is a full moon and we'll be finishing the class with a little bit of Qigong.

Most people believe that Taiqichuan is only a form of gentle exercise but it is, in fact, a fully-fledged martial art. In our class we tend to train only the softer side but we do, occasionally, demonstrate some of the practical application. Being a martial art, it means that Chen Style Taiqichuan also includes some weapons training. Here is an example of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei (when he was quite young) doing the Chen Style Taiqichuan “Pear Blosson” Spear form.