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6 days 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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1 month 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
Thank you Sifu🙏😊
Hope that you are all well and safe.
However, during this period of Covid-19 pandemic, we have been informed of the sad news that two members of Master Ding Academy have passed away – Ricky Wu from London and Sebastiano from Piombino, Italy. May they rest in peace. We send our heartfelt condolence and sympathies to their family and friends.
On a bright note, William Mak, Ross Cousens, Dave Faurelle and Sifu have been working on a streaming website. It is now ready online. If you are interested, do register as a member of the site for free:
Just click the above website and it will take you to the Home Page
At the moment, we have the video of 15-Minute Tai Chi Beginners package and Yang 200 Celebration Show held in September 1999 in London to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Yang Lu Chan, Founder of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. There are some preview video clips available. They are currently working on step-by-step lessons for Part 1, 2 and 3 of the traditional Yang Style Long Form. Hopefully these should be available soon online too in the near future. Do check out this new site for more details. Feel free to share this new streaming website with your relatives and friends. Remember it is free to join!
If you have some time, do us your feedback of the site so that we can continue to improve this site further and make it more user friendly.
On a last note, stay healthy and safe. Continue your Chi Kung and Tai Chi practice.
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So very sorry to hear of the loss of two members - these are very sad times. Thank you for the initiative to help our practice - it is much appreciated. Stay safe everyone.
Sad news. R.I.P. I have the long form, probably the same recording of the 1999 show in London but it is on a VHS tape. All well and good except that I have nothing on which to play it.
May Ricky Wu & Sebastiano rest in peace,my respects to there family.
This is fantastic thank you 🙏🏼
Master Ding, Can you post small sample videos of your products? Thanks. 1 minute is fine.
Hope that you and your family are all keeping well, safe and healthy during this period of Covid-19 pandemic. My family and I are all well.
Given the time available to most of us, we should try to use this opportunity to practice our Chi Kung and Tai Chi regularly so as to build up our immunity and keep the virus away. Also follow the Government advice to combat the virius.
Keep safe and take care.
May the Chi be with you all always.
p.s. Don't forget, if you are a fully paid member of Master Ding Academy, you can get a free annual subscription to our digital Tai Chi & Alternative Health magazine. Just create an account on this site: www.taichialternativehealth.com and let us know by email so that we can activate your new account to start receiving the magazine. ... See MoreSee Less
I am not a member of your Academy , however, I have subscribed to your magazine for years. Is it still possible to subscribe online ?? Thank you for all your FB postings.
Master Ding, maybe you will considerer posting some video clips of your Tai Chi? 🙏
Thank you Sifu
Many thanks Sifu
Thank You Sifu 🙏❤️🙏
Saluti master ding .
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