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Angus Tai Chi Academy

Chinese Internal Arts for Health & Wellbeing

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Forthcoming Events


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Past events


Half day Workshop 15th March 2019

 

Our in-house workshop in Farnell Hall on Friday, 15th March was very well attended, with about 50 members turning up on a bright but very blustery morning.  The attendees ranged from recent beginners to those who had been doing Tai Chi for many years, so the morning focussed on the correct postures for Donyus and Toryus and incorporating this into the first 17 moves.  The refreshment breaks and the soup and sandwich lunch allowed plenty of time for the members of different classes to mingle and socialise and completed an enjoyable morning.

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Workshop 20th - 22nd August 2018

 

Close on the heels of Ben's workshop we had another workshop with an international instructor, also at Farnell Village Hall, this time led by Hanneke Verduyn of the Kin San Tai Chi Academy in the Netherlands. Although the main focus was on the Tai Chi set, Hanneke also introduced the Qigong Brocade, which was new to many of us.

 

Qigong is another ancient form of Chinese health and longevity exercise, which pre-dates Tai Chi by a few thousand years. The Qigong Brocade is a series of eight slow, flowing exercises practised by millions of people for exercise and relaxation, for meditation, as part of an alternative medicine program or as training for martial arts.

 

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Workshop 3rd - 5th July 2018

At the begining of July the Acadeny organised a 3 Day Tai Chi at Farnell Village Hall.  We were fortunate to have the international instructor Ben Chung of the Zhong Wen Taiji Academy in Canada.  In fact this was a truly international workshop with other attendees coming from Germany, Holand, Belgium, Canada and even England!

Ben was a disciple of our late Sifu Master Moy Lin-Shin, who modified the Yang Style Tai Chi 108-move set by emphasizing turning, stretching, rising and falling to develop the style of Tai Chi we practice. The workshop focused on the soft side of Tai Chi (Yin Movements), with the emphasis on the internal movement driving the moves and Ben spent a long time breaking down the early moves to illustrate this.  As always the workshop was quite intense and hard work, but it left us with a lot to think about and some new international friends.


Videos taken at this workshop can be viewed at  https://www.moytaichi.org/scotland-2018/


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