Category Archives: Tai Chi

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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Movement Retreat – Andalucia 2019

To travel and discover new and amazing places is one of life’s great pleasures and Antonia and I have just returned from a wonderful to trip to Las Chimeneas in the Alpujarra mountains of Granada in Southern Spain. I have … 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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Tai Chi, Fascia & Biotensegrity

I have always had a deep passion for nature which is one of the reasons why I love Tai Chi so much. In particular I am consistently fascinated at how all of Earth’s inhabitants, from the tiniest of bacteria to … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced

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, go home. Understand?”  Excerpt from ‘The Karate Kid’ (1984) For … Continue reading

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Squeeze in some Squatting

First published in ‘Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts’ magazine Spring 2014 Over the last ten years of teaching Taiji full-time I have had the pleasure of meeting many different people from all sorts of walks of life. From teenagers … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: The Power of Perception

first published in the 2013 spring/summer edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine If you took footage of a sportsperson engaging in their chosen pursuit and slowed it right down you would immediately be able to see much more … Continue reading

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