My teacher Mark Raudva of The T’ai Chi Centre is welcoming beginners for the first time in many years, Tuesday nights, 7-8.15pm, Holy Trinity Church Hall, near Tooting Bec tube. Classes cost £15 and details can be found here. There is no class on 7th March 2023, classes resume on 14th. I will be attendingContinue reading “Beginners class with my teacher in South London”
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A recent T’ai Chi practice spot Happy New Year! In November 2022 I began writing a Substack about Tao, the embodied life and art where earth matters. You can read it here. My Grandmaster John Kells wrote hundreds of pieces for his students about the practice and spirit of what he taught. Returning to readingContinue reading “Writings”
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”
A place to practice
It’s been a while since I posted. There was a huge fire where I lived and I lost my studio, half of all my possessions, my community, place in nature and the river, which had been my home for 8 years. But I am well, no one was hurt and life has changed in soContinue reading “A place to practice”
T’ai Chi and health
Collated reports from medical studies on the health benefits of T’ai Chi Ch’uan.
Two sides of the mountain
Yin and yang are always in transformation.
T’ai Chi and working with nature
The correct touch in T’ai Chi and working with the natural world are essentially the same.
In praise of difficulty
An alternative to frictionless surfaces and the idea of making everything easy.