Kung Fu Course this weekend

February 3rd, 2009

The association is running a Feng Shou Kung Fu course this Saturday 7th February and Kung Fu weapons Sunday 8th February.  Details are on the association website.

2nd February Class

February 2nd, 2009

Tonight’s class is still on despite the snow – if you can get to the class and back safely I’ll see you there.

Tai Chi on Coventry Communities website

January 15th, 2009

There’s a new Tai Chi article up at the Evening Telegraph Coventry Communities website. Hopefully a similar article should make it into the free Earlsdon Blog paper that the telegraph distribute in Earlsdon.

First class of 2009

January 5th, 2009

The first class of the new year will be Monday 12th January.  Usual time of 7:20pm at Earlsdon Primary School.

Last Class before Christmas

December 11th, 2008

The last class before Christmas will be this coming Monday 15th December.  Classes resume on Monday 12th January.

‘The Tao of Long Life’ republished

November 23rd, 2008

Hot off the presses, we have just received the republished book ‘The Tao of Long Life’ by Chee Soo.  Details of the book can be found on the seahorse books website.  In case anyone would like to buy a copy I’ll bring a couple to course next Monday.

Coventry Communities Website

November 20th, 2008

Follow the link to read  a new article about our Tai Chi class on the Coventry Communities website.

How I started Tai Chi

November 14th, 2008

I have a vague childhood memory of watching Tai Chi on TV.  I was intrigued and captivated by the smooth flowing movements.

Some time in 1999 after playing squash at a local gym I noticed  a Tai Chi class listed and decided to give it a try.

Memories of my first classes all blur together.  Having a desk job and not doing a great deal of physical exercise I found the movements difficult to copy at first but slowly began to pick it up.

I remember going to one class after a stressful day and feeling very calm and relaxed afterwards.  Just after I left the class another motorist cut me up and where before that might have wound me up I found having recently done some Tai Chi it didn’t bother me any more.

At first I thought some of the things my teacher said were a bit crazy, particularly concerning diet.  One of the things he suggested was that you should try and reduce your fluid intake.  Conventional wisdom is that you should drink lots of water.  I gradually introduced the Chang Ming diet and found having cut out a lot of toxins that I just didn’t need to drink so much and felt better as a result.  Like everything in Tai Chi we encourage people to prove the principles to themselves.

Classes running until Christmas

November 14th, 2008

Classes are back after the school half term and running until the Christmas holidays.