Celebrating 10 years of Tai Chi

Celebrating 10 years of Tai Chi The original tasters across the borough were organised by us with Shizendo. They aimed to encourage local people aged 50 years and older to take part in physical activity and promote mindfulness. Sharon Whitewick, who has been attending classes for 10 years said: “We did the free trials and[…]

The health benefits of tai chi

The health benefits of tai chi This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Updated: December 4, 2015 Published: May, 2009 Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.”[…]

Sword Course Dates 2019

Sunday 3rd March Sunday 14th April Sunday 26th May Sunday 7th July Sunday 22nd September Sunday 3rd November Way of the Tai Chi Sword – Yang Style Taijijian by Sam Masich Apparatus training is an essential part of the Yang Style Taijiquan curriculum. Of the two short weapons, Dao, or Sabre and Jian, or Straightsword[…]

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[…]