Category Archives: movement

The Art of Standing Still – Part 1

As a family we love walking. We are fortunate to live in the heart of the South Downs National Park and as such there are many varied and beautiful routes that stem right from our doorstep. It is common on … Continue reading

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Basic movement patterns and body coherence

When I was a college student I used to give guitar lessons. It was a great way to earn money without being too time consuming and I soon realised that I really liked the teaching process, not to mention the … Continue reading

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Guest post by Antonia Stringer

I don’t often read fiction books however on the run up to our recent retreat in Morocco I read an excellent and very funny book. It is titled ‘this book will save your life’ by the author A.M. Homes. The … Continue reading

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It’s not what you do…

 It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it – that’s what gets results. Exercise is a bit like food, we are what we eat and we are how we use our bodies. So it is well … Continue reading

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An Interview with Chen Bing

‘After ten years of training Laojia all day, everyday, it only took me 2 and ½ hours to learn Xinjia’ says Chen Bing smiling at us. ‘It’s easy!’ he adds, ‘once you know the basics’. Everyone groans, because inevitably this … Continue reading

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An Interview with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

First published in 2015 in Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine Last year I was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang. I’m not one who goes in for hero worship in any shape or form but … Continue reading

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Tai Chi, Fascia & Biotensegrity

I have always had a deep passion for nature and in particular I am consistently fascinated at how all of Earth’s inhabitants, from the tiniest of bacteria to the biggest of mammals, are inextricably linked through one vast ecological web. … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced

first published in Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine 2015 Daniel: ‘When do I learn how to punch?‘ Mr. Miyagi: ‘Better to learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, then karate good, everything good. Balance bad, then better pack up, … Continue reading

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Squeeze in some Squatting

First published in ‘Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts’ magazine Spring 2014 Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting and teaching many different people from all sorts of walks of life. From teenagers to 90 year olds, … Continue reading

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