Tai Chi Sword Course 3rd June

The Jian is a narrow-blade, double-edged sword, respected as the “King of Short Weapons” in China for millennia. Wielding the Jian requires the highest of skill, and the sword user must strive to the heights of spirit and morality. In addition to the obvious self-defense uses, swords were commonly carried by scholars for their elegance[…]

Shi Zen Do Sword Course 21st May

Shi Zen Do Weapons Course             Sunday 21st May 2017 Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise Gravesend Kent, DA13 9LB                       10 am – 1 pm                             Training session will cover Tai Chi Sword, structure of the training session will be kata/form with a look to practical application . Also how the use of the[…]

Dragon Body

From author Jonathan Bluestein’s groundbreaking book, Research of Martial Arts: “… Dragon Body: The Internalists train the ability to constantly apply three-dimensional coiling and spiraling movements. Moving the entire body in this fashion is nicknamed “Dragon Body” in Chinese by some practitioners, because it is an imitation of how the folklore Chinese dragons move around[…]

Tai Chi News

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as[…]