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2 months ago
Master Ding Academy HQ
Following the recent Government announcement to allow the re-opening of gyms/sports halls from the 25th July 2020, we would like to inform all members that Master Ding Academy HQ will be opening from the 1st August 2020.
To ensure safety of all participants and instructors, we have set up a comprehensive guideline in accordance to the Government Health & Safety that we should all take responsibility. You should also all familiarise with the Government Health & Safety guideline which is available on the internet.
Before resuming your normal class after lockdown, all students must complete and sign the Pre-Screening form. You can bring the form on the first day of class or email it back to us. This form will also be provided at the Academy. We also have a guideline which must be strictly followed by all students attending the class. Please email us for the Pre-Ccreening Form and Master Ding Academy Guideline.
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3 months ago
Hope that you are all well and safe.
Just a note to say that the August Retreat 2020 is cancelled as Princess Helena College is unable to let their college during August given the current Covid-19 pandemic. However the date for the 2020 December Retreat 12th - 19th is still booked and going ahead unless there is a second wave of coronavirus in the winter.
As most of the MDA Masterclasses have been cancelled from March to August due to Covid-19 pandemic, I will be rescheduling some of them to be held at MDA HQ London later this year. If you are interested do check for updates in MDA website Events page.
Snake Form & Applications Thurs, 8th -11th October 2020
Take care and stay safe.
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Thank you Sifu
Thanks for the update Sifu. Stay well ☯️
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4 months ago
Tai Chi & Alternative Health Issue 95 Editorial
The current Covid-19 outbreak which began in Winter 2019 has affected all our of lives in one way or another. Some of us may have been infected by the virus, but worse still some of us may have lost loved ones or friends to it during this period. The situation is uniquely sombre and presents a significant challenge to all of us in the entire world. No one is immune the effect. We should remain alert, continue to take care, and stay safe and healthy to overcome this virus even when the lockdown is easing. Only when we are healthy, will we be able carry on looking after our loved ones. We should heed government advice given but also build our own immunity to the virus. Take the opportunity that is available to all of us during this period of time, to carry on practising our Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan independently. We can use this time to reflect upon our past endeavours - to fully appraise what we have done well and what we have done less well within our recent training. Then let us use and act on these findings to look forward to new goals and prospects that otherwise would not have presented themselves; to help refine our practice; to concentrate and improve our Chi flow so that we can support immunity and nurture our health.
In this issue, we have a number of articles not only on how we can help independent daily practice but also on how Tai Chi has helped groups of people. John Poon’s article, “ Tai Chi for health & well-being for kids ” gives an account on how much children he has taught have benefited from their lessons and hopes that more schools will introduce Tai Chi Chuan as part of their Physical Education lessons or as an after school activity. Azeem Mushtaq gives his reflections on Tai Chi training whilst in lockdown and shares his insight into how training in this way, allows the art to become a part of you, and can transcend to spiritual practice. Nick Cheang takes us on a journey of Wu Chi. He provides us with an understanding and insight not only into the importance of a very simple concept of Wu Chi but also helps us to develop the technique of the standing posture. Ross Cousens continues with his the second part of series on Tai Chi and Progression by focusing on setting goals, how they allow us to manage our progress towards a defined target, and their importance in progress of training. Tan Bowles describes how her year has whizzed by, by giving an account of what can happen in a year of Tai Chi training as a beginner, and how much she is looking forward to the start of the second year Tai Chi journey. Master Alan Ding also looks at one of the important Tai Chi principle of Sōng ( 鬆 ); one of the most fundamental concepts that makes Tai Chi Chuan distinct compared to other exercises and it is an idea that translates to every facet of traditional Tai Chi Chuan. Integration of the Sōng principle is paramount to begin to understand the capabilities the discipline has to offer and is a must read.
Once again, another packed and informative magazine, to help you in gaining better understanding and insight of the ancient Chinese Art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan. Hopefully we can all resume normal Tai Chi classes soon.
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Thank you Sifu, I hope everyone is keeping fit and well
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