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4 days ago

Master Ding Traditional Tai Chi

MDA Open Residential Tai Chi Chuan Retreat
Friday, 15th - Friday,22nd December 2017

The last 2017 Open MDA Residential Retreat for all styles of Tai Chi (from complete beginners to Advanced) practitioners and external martial arts practitioners. Complete package - full board and lodging plus intensive Tai Chi Chuan training at the lovely venue.

An excellent opportunity to train with Master Ding and his instructors to gain better your understanding and improve your Tai Chi Chuan.

Discounted course fee for booking early.

Do not miss out on this training retreat!

Book you place now.

For more details contact us:
e: info@masterdingacademy.com
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MDA Open Residential Tai Chi Chuan Retreat
Friday, 15th - Friday,22nd December 2017

The last 2017 Open MDA Residential Retreat for all styles of Tai Chi (from complete beginners to Advanced) practitioners and external martial arts practitioners. Complete package - full board and lodging plus intensive Tai Chi Chuan training at the lovely venue.
 
An excellent opportunity to train with Master Ding and his instructors to gain better your understanding and improve your Tai Chi Chuan.

Discounted course fee for booking early.

Do not miss out on this training retreat!

Book you place now.

For more details contact us:
e: info@masterdingacademy.com

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Great memories.

Looking forward...🙃

Booked already!

5 days ago

Master Ding Traditional Tai Chi

Another great opportunity to train with Master Alan Ding, Chief Instructor of Master Ding Academy.
Book your place now!
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Another great opportunity to train with Master Alan Ding, Chief Instructor of Master Ding Academy. 
Book your place now!

I have a student, Paul Gammage, who began Tai Chi two years ago. From the off he came to almost all classes and workshops, before discovering that he learnt best in private lessons. He trains every single day for hours. It really shows. Today he sent some feedback that he agreed I could share. If any of you want to share your own feedback, do message it to me and I'll publish it and if necessary I'll of course help you edit it so it says what you want. This is unedited. Those who know Paul know his prodigious writing capacities 🙂
- Nick Cheang.

"I feel happier about what I do and the way I do it than I ever have before. A lot of the tension and tautness seems to have disappeared from my body. Mentally, the 'wanting to be as good as somebody else' has gone. I am as good as I am. I am happy with that, for once. I only ever learn and understand more. I only ever improve. I never get worse. I felt, for a long time, that it was an uphill struggle. A futile Sisyphean task. I'm NEVER going to be any bloody good at this! I realised that my Achilles heel was my self-doubt. It's no uphill struggle anymore. No rolling a boulder to the top of the mountain, only to watch it roll back down to where I started. The terrain is still rather rugged, but the seemingly insurmountable mountain of the first couple of years has a flag on its summit with my name on it. Many fail to scale said mountain. Many turn back at base camp. Many get half way up and decide that it's too much like hard work. I feel pleased with myself that I conquered the mountain of the first couple of years. Your faith in me gave me faith in myself. Erm, ta."
- Paul Gammage.
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Nice information paul

Nice

2 months ago

Master Ding Traditional Tai Chi

Tai Chi & Alternative Health
Issue 87 of the magazine is now out.

Why not take up an annual subscription of the quarterly digital copy.
Just go to: www.taichialternativehealth.com

Here is the editorial of Issue 87

Ting Jin (Listening energy) is an important aspect of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training. To listen is to measure or assess the intensity of the opponent’s force. This can be practiced through posture testing and sensitivity training such as push hands, ta lu etc. Here, one uses Ting Jin to detect the opponent’s intention. One “listens” from the Xin (or “heart”) as if one is using the ears. Initiate the flow of the Chi then express it through the hands. Hence, use the Xin to initiate the Yi (or intention), then use Yi to initiate the Chi to circulate through the body. Listen before you react to the opponent’s force. The acquired skill of Ting Jin enables you act naturally with swift accuracy. With such skill, one can softly adhere and follow the opponent’s movements effortlessly. This is an element of applied Tai Chi and can only be achieved through Gau Sau (an exchange of hands) with a partner. Gau Sau is a prerequisite to be able to apply Chi, but partner practice will also help to deepen your understanding further of your solo form practice so as to improve and take your Tai Chi to the next level.

In this issue, Master Alan Ding examines and dissects apart Wu De (武德)- martial arts morals and ethics, to further our Martial Arts development. Master John Ding focuses on the importance of linking movements in our form practice through Posture testing - Cho Hau Jo Yau Teui (Sit Back to Push Left & Right). Nick Cheang’s article, “Why should I commit to Tai Chi”, gives us an insight on why students take up Tai Chi initially and end up with more than they expected.

We have an abstract from Julian Daizan Skinner’s book, “The physicality of Zen Practice” to give you an insight and understanding of some similarities to our Chi Kung practice. We also welcome our new contributor from Canada, Neil Ripski, with his article “Mind Teaches Body, Body Teaches Mind”. Here he looks at the role of the mind in the training of the body through Tai Chi practice. Last and but not least, we publish feedbacks from the August Masterclass on Chuen Kuen Se Ying held in Hamburg.

Another informative magazine, to help you gain better understanding and insight of ancient Chinese Art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan.
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Tai Chi & Alternative Health 
Issue 87 of the magazine is now out.

Why not take up an annual subscription of the quarterly digital copy. 
Just go to:  www.taichialternativehealth.com

Here is the editorial of Issue 87

Ting Jin (Listening energy) is an important aspect of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training. To listen is to measure or assess the intensity of the opponent’s force. This can be practiced through posture testing and sensitivity training such as push hands, ta lu etc. Here, one uses Ting Jin to detect the opponent’s intention. One “listens” from the Xin (or “heart”) as if one is using the ears. Initiate the flow of the Chi then express it through the hands. Hence, use the Xin to initiate the Yi (or intention), then use Yi to initiate the Chi to circulate through the body. Listen before you react to the opponent’s force. The acquired skill of Ting Jin enables you act naturally with swift accuracy. With such skill, one can softly adhere and follow the opponent’s movements effortlessly. This is an element of applied Tai Chi and can only be achieved through Gau Sau (an exchange of hands) with a partner. Gau Sau is a prerequisite to be able to apply Chi, but partner practice will also help to deepen your understanding further of your solo form practice so as to improve and take your Tai Chi to the next level.

In this issue, Master Alan Ding examines and dissects apart Wu De (武德)- martial arts morals and ethics, to further our Martial Arts development. Master John Ding focuses on the importance of linking movements in our form practice through Posture testing - Cho Hau Jo Yau Teui (Sit Back to Push Left & Right). Nick Cheang’s article, “Why should I commit to Tai Chi”, gives us an insight on why students take up Tai Chi initially and end up with more than they expected.

We have an abstract from Julian Daizan Skinner’s book, “The physicality of Zen Practice” to give you an insight and understanding of some similarities to our Chi Kung practice. We also welcome our new contributor from Canada, Neil Ripski, with his article “Mind Teaches Body, Body Teaches Mind”. Here he looks at the role of the mind in the training of the body through Tai Chi practice. Last and but not least, we publish feedbacks from the August Masterclass on Chuen Kuen Se Ying held in Hamburg.  

Another informative magazine, to help you gain better understanding and insight of ancient Chinese Art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan.

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