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We’ve had a great week, focussing on deepening our understanding of Tai Chi and its application within the body.

Deeper levels of release and connection were achieved than ever before.

Now we’re ready to share, classes resume from April 3rd onwards.

See you all soon.

Ross

PS, if you see one of those in the attached picture, be careful, they might surprise you!
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We’ve had a great week, focussing on deepening our understanding of Tai Chi and its application within the body. 

Deeper levels of release and connection were achieved than ever before.

Now we’re ready to share, classes resume from April 3rd onwards. 

See you all soon.

Ross

PS, if you see one of those in the attached picture, be careful, they might surprise you!Image attachment

It’s that time again, Easter time and the Master Ding Academy Instructor Retreat is with us.

Next week MDA Instructors from across Europe will be converging on Princess Helena College in the UK for a week of instruction from Masters’ John and Alan Ding. All to deepen our understanding and ability in training and teaching Tai Chi.

We can then bring back that knowledge and share it with all seeking to learn.

When we learn, you learn…

So, Ross’s classes will be closed next week, (26th – 29th March) , reopening after Easter Monday, Tuesday 3rd of April.

See you all soon.
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It’s that time again, Easter time and the Master Ding Academy Instructor Retreat is with us.
 
Next week MDA Instructors from across Europe will be converging on Princess Helena College in the UK for a week of instruction from Masters’ John and Alan Ding. All to deepen our understanding and ability in training and teaching Tai Chi.

We can then bring back that knowledge and share it with all seeking to learn.

When we learn, you learn…

So, Ross’s classes will be closed next week, (26th – 29th March) , reopening after Easter Monday, Tuesday 3rd of April.

See you all soon.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Workshop 2018: Soong.

It’s not the easiest of concepts to explore. Every fibre of our being tells us either fight or flight is the answer.
Of course, what we want to achieve is a place in the middle ground. To embody qualities of stability along with softness and flexibility.
We begin from the belief that to be stable we must be strong. But when we test our ability to stay stable using strength we experience brittle hardness.
However, when we learn to Soong, we let go of strength and begin to learn how to express power. They may sound the same but are wholly different. Once experienced, never forgotten.

Well done to those attending last weekends Soong workshop. Again, partner work was the key. The amount of form we know is mostly irrelevant, our ability to insert and maintain the principles under pressure is of real interest.

Young and old, male and female, all can, and did, make it work.

See you next time...
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1 month ago

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan

The Snake Form, a great opportunity to test your limits..Chueng Kuen Se Ying (Snake Form Long Fist)
Masterclasses 2018

Another exciting year!
Another great opportunity to learn and refine the Chuen Kuen Se Ying created by Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak, 5th Generation of the Yang Style and first disciple of Master Yang Sau Chung, Yang Style lineage holder.

These two masterclass courses will be conducted by Master John Ding, 6th Generation Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and first disciple of Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak.
He is “open” in his teaching and believes the key to learning is to experience Tai Chi Chuan for what it really is.

At this 4 days intensive course, you will learn the entire Long Fist Snake form. The daily training kicked off with Chi Kung III, Daoist exercises and then straight into learning, correcting, testing and applications of the Snake form postures under the watchful eyes of Master Ding. The training will be hard but enjoyable and fun at the same time.

The 2018 Masterclasses will be held in two countries:

May: Thursday, 17th to 20th 10am – 4 pm
MDA HQ London, United Kingdom
Contact MDA HQ London for more details :
t: +44(0)207 780 1818
e: info@masterdingacademy.com

July: Monday, 30th July to 2nd August 10am – 4 pm
Hamburg, Germany
Contact Ute Andresen for more details :
t: 04661 67 55 11
e: taichi-nf@versanet.de

The open course is suitable for all styles of Tai Chi practitioners with at least 3 years’ experience including external martial practitioners who are interested in internal martial arts.
In addition, it will also help those who have learnt this special form before, to refine and gain further deeper understanding of the potent form.

Come and join us in learning this powerful direct and subtly deflective movement for internal martial applications.

A rare opportunity not to be missed!

Places are limited.

You are advised to book early to get the discounted course fee - click this link:

www.masterdingacademy.com/event/special-master-class-cheung-kuen-se-ying-long-fist-snake-form

For more information, contact us : info@masterdingacademy.com

Or check out the details on the events page of Master Ding Academy website:
www.masterdingacademy.com

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“The result of Master Ip’s repeated refinements gave rise to a form that may appear simple to the onlooker, yet hidden within is an unforgiving, complex and profound practical and theoretical system that will allow the practitioner to develop and mature on many levels. Those who learnt the form, very quickly realised its characteristically uncompromising and tortuous nature, and soon after it became known as ‘Cheung Kuen Se Ying’ – literally translated as the Long Fist Snake Form.

All forms, including the Cheung Kuen Se Ying, are learnt and used as tools because they enable practitioners to substantiate their understanding of Tai Chi Chuan principles and concepts. High level Tai Chi Chuan then, is the translation of those ideals into situations beyond the structural bounds of form practice. Ultimately pure Tai Chi Chuan has no need for a form – it is simply applied concepts”.

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The Snake Form, a great opportunity to test your limits..

1 month ago

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan

Developing the next generation of Tai Chi Chuan instructors...In 2018, given the increased interest from MDA instructors and experienced practitioners in having more intensive training to deepen their understanding, teaching skills and improve level of traditional Tai Chi Chuan, Master Ding will be conducting a number of these special courses in 2018 at different locations within Europe. These courses are usually followed with weekend Open masterclasses for all levels.

A golden opportunity to meet and train with more experienced practitioners and improve your "Kung Fu" in traditional Tai Chi Chuan.

The dates and location are as follows:
May 11th Dublin
Contact Ross Cousens

June 7th - 8th Piombino
Contact Valter Stefanni

**July 13th-15th** London
Advanced Level 1 Part Two course
** Please note that this course has been changed to September 7th - 9th

Sept 28th-29th Dublin
Contact Ross Cousens

Nov 29th-30th Florence
Contact Cedric Randolph

Dec 7th-9th London
Annual Instructors Weekend Course

More information about these special courses are available on the MDA events page of the website:

www.masterdingacademy.com/eventcalendar
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