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Welcome to the blog for writing about T’ai Chi, Tao and related topics.

For up to date class times, venues and general news from Great River T’ai Chi and The T’ai Chi Centre, please click here for the general class news blog .

Many new and archived articles of more general interest regarding T’ai Chi are going to make their way from there to this page over the Spring. I hope you enjoy them.

Blogposts of interest

An early winter workshop

I am freshly home from 3 days studying with my T’ai Chi Master in South London at his first ‘early winter long weekend’. As ever, I learned so much and had a great time pushing hands with my classmates. Not enough is said of the deep ongoing conviviality that comes with moving around rooms withContinue reading “An early winter workshop”

Summer workshop ahoy

All are welcome to my teacher’s 4 day summer workshop in Kingston from 23-26 July, all the details are here. I’ll be there doing the register for the sessions and taking payments for my teacher, and of course, joining in with all the Taichi. I have missed my classmates a great deal and look forwardContinue reading “Summer workshop ahoy”

Words and swords

This week someone asked me to teach him some sword, sabre, staff, applications and sparring. He was a competitive fencer as a young man, so it will be interesting. It will be good to see if my body can do what it needs. Also, to see how I have softened (or not) over the twoContinue reading “Words and swords”

Softness

There is a line that comes to me at least once every week. Like so many things that have made a deep impression on me, and changed the way I go about my daily life, they were first spoken by my late T’ai Chi grandmaster John Kells. He said, ‘Softness is when our physicality noContinue reading “Softness”

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