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I had a very enjoyable time at last Sunday’s Push Hands session held at Fawkner Park, South Yarra.
I managed to drag myself out of bed and do 30 minutes of Chi Kung to loosen up before driving to town which took about an hour. Memo to self – don’t drive down Toorak Road -too busy!
Well, I survived the ‘ordeals’ – finding a parking spot and training. We had nine turn up, four Tai Chi practitioners and five Wing Chun practitioners. Training ranged from gentle to vigorous (without the killer moves :). Interesting to experience Chi Sao vs Push Hands.
We trained for two hours with a ten minute break in between. Ten minute rotations between participants.
Come along to this free Push Hands session. I’ll be there, it should be fun.
- Sunday May 20th
- 10.00am-12 noon
- Fawkner Park – South Yarra (Armadale Road entrance)
- Friendly, non-competitive push hands (tui shou) practice and play for anyone – old, young, beginners, masters.
- Team up with someone and discuss what you’d like to do – and what you’d not like to do!
- Ten minute exchanges timed by a bell – but you can rest as well!
- Learn, share and enjoy
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I’m constantly reviewing my training schedule and today I decided to get back into practicing Square Tai Chi in my form’s session.
For those not familiar with the term it’s a stop and start method of practicing Tai Chi, particularly suitable for beginners. Here’s a previous post of mine explaining it in more detail Square Tai Chi vs Round Tai Chi.
Praciticing square Tai Chi before I do the round form has the following benefits: [Read more…]
I’ve just got back from the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference held in Ghent, Belgium – and what a trip!
During the conference I ran short early morning Tai Chi sessions for attendees to energise them for the upcoming day. I had to get up at 5.00am, get ready and then catch the number nine bus at 6.25am so I could be there by 7.30am, which was earlier than I anticipated.
Well, the bumpy bus ride and the short walk to the conference centre through the biting cold wind and rain stopped me from falling asleep.
The 15 minute sessions began at 8.00am and I made myself available to anyone who wanted to keep training after 8.15am and a few stayed on. We had a small but keen group each morning and I went through different aspects of Tai Chi to give the participants a taste of Tai Chi.
Here’s what we did …