All tai chi classes have now moved competely online until further notice as and when the government change the restrictions on people gathering in an indoor space. The live online class schedule is on the live online class page. You …

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With the most recent government requirements to close all indoor sports and leisure activiities as well as the limit on all but essential travel I am supending all Tai Chi classes effective from Monday 23 March 2020.  In place of …

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Just a quick note to let you know I am setting up live online tai chi classes as from Monday. These are in addition to the normal classes which, are still open.  My aim is to run a live onlne …

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Given the latest press release from the Prime Minister this evening, I have decided to cut my holiday short and will be running classes again as from tomorrow evening (Tuesday). In response to government guidelines to minimise social contact,  for …

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Due to developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the following actions are to be taken at Tai Chi classes at all venues to minimise the risks associated with the spread of the coronavirus : 1. External and internal doors …

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Wolff’s law, developed by the German anatomist and surgeon Julius Wolff (1836–1902) in the 19th century, states that bone in a healthy person or animal will adapt to the loads under which it is placed.If loading on a particular bone …

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Understanding how you skeleton and muscles create movement is important in determining the most efficient way of moving. For example, hold your hand up, there are 4 ways to move it, one is forwards and backwards from the wrist, second …

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Breathing is a core part of Tai Chi with the aim being to extend, through relaxation, the length of the breath. Although the volume of your lungs is set by your genetics the speed at which you in-hale and exhale …

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Strength and flexibility work together when it comes to balance. Without sufficient of either then you will not be able to walk about. Balance requires strength of the large leg as well as small pelvic muscles as well as a …

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Balance is essentially about keeping even distribution of you weight around your center of gravity which must be maintained within the base of the body. This is relatively straight forward while you are standing still but there is an additional …

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