2018 Newsletters

Christmas Greetings from Shefford Tai Chi - December Newsletter 18th December 2018: Christmas Greetings from Shefford Tai Chi
Our last class is on Monday 17th December. Sunday classes resume on 30th December. Monday classes resume on 7th January 2019. Read more …
Christmas Greetings from Shefford Tai Chi - December Newsletter 23rd November 2018: Martial Arts as a Philosophy?
We seek a way to deal with chaos by resiliently moving within the chaos. Thinking cannot do this – it is inadequate to the task but it can help – which is its role. Fighting is probably the closest physical thing to the complexity and subtlety of group social interaction. We train so that our subconscious is able to work freely in the moment without restraint so that we can keep our heads when all about us are losing theirs. Read more …
When Change Happens - November Newsletter 1st November 2018: When Change Happens …
Over the years I have from time to time noticed changes in the way my body moves – recently I have noticed some small changes. Interestingly these changes have begun with very small perturbations in existing patterns – so small I could not properly describe them until a while later after more relaxed practice when they have grown bigger and more defined.
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Don't expect praise in a Tai Chi class 19th October 2018: Don’t expect praise in a Tai Chi class
I have noticed many cultural differences between studying Tai Chi in the east and in the west – perhaps the most difficult for beginners to understand is the completely different approach to the relationship of teacher to student – a good example is the lack of praise.
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Tai Chi Residential Weekend at Belsey Bridge 24th September 2018: Tai Chi Residential at Belsey Bridge
We had fabulous weather this year for our annual residential at Belsey Bridge near Bungay with everybody practicing hard and enjoying themselves in sunshine for the whole weekend.
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Tai Chi Residential Weekend, September 2018 31st July 2018: Tai Chi Residential Weekend, September 2018
A Tai Chi residential seminar weekend from Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon – an opportunity to learn, explore and develop your Tai Chi in a quiet relaxed atmosphere.
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Shefford Tai Chi Festival and Easter Classes - 22nd March 2018 Newsletter 22nd March 2018: Shefford Tai Chi Festival and Easter Classes
At this time of year we are very much looking forward to our festival at the Community Hall on April 28 – the hall will be open from 10.00 to 4.00 with a variety of demonstrations where you can join in and try for free. Read more …
Australian falls prevention project just like Tai Chi - 11th January 2018 Newsletter 11th January 2018: Australian falls prevention project just like Tai Chi
A new Australian falls prevention project reminds me very much of the Tai Chi practice we do in our classes with balance and walking exercises. Read more …