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Master Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Master Ding’s visit to Dublin October 1st. Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass:

Topic: Sensitivity and Connection.

Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass.

A commonly used work within Tai Chi practice is, ‘relax’. Why do we relax? We relax so that we might find stillness within the body, and within the mind.
Once still we can develop sensitivity.
Sensitivity to ourselves allowing connection all parts of the body and mind
Sensitivity to others allowing connection with another’s system.

Cost:
MDA members: €90
Non members: €100

Contact ross@masterdingacademy.com to book your place.

Master Ding visiting DublinSunday October 1st, 2017 - 9:00amClontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the BaptistMaster Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Master Ding’s visit to Dublin October 1st. Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass:

Topic: Sensitivity and Connection.

Sifu Ding will be in Dublin teaching a one day, open masterclass.

A commonly used work within Tai Chi practice is, ‘relax’. Why do we relax? We relax so that we might find stillness within the body, and within the mind.
Once still we can develop sensitivity.
Sensitivity to ourselves allowing connection all parts of the body and mind
Sensitivity to others allowing connection with another’s system.

Cost:
MDA members: €90
Non members: €100

Contact ross@masterdingacademy.com to book your place.
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Master Ding visiting Dublin

Wow, the last 2 weeks have gone by quickly, September is fast approaching and with it Tai Chi classes are ready to resume. Time to get back to regular practice.

If you’ve taken a break from Tai Chi and want to get back on the train, there’s no better time than now. As always, the biggest obstacle to returning to classes is in our own head. Put it aside and come on down.

Returns are always welcome.

Please note first classes back will be Tuesday 5th Sept.

See you all soon.
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Wow, the last 2 weeks have gone by quickly, September is fast approaching and with it Tai Chi classes are ready to resume. Time to get back to regular practice.

If you’ve taken a break from Tai Chi and want to get back on the train, there’s no better time than now. As always, the biggest obstacle to returning to classes is in our own head. Put it aside and come on down. 

Returns are always welcome.

Please note first classes back will be Tuesday 5th Sept.

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Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan

Issue 87 of TCAH is here. Take a look.

Within are articles on:

Bu Dui Ding: Not confronting or disengaging.
Posture testing: Sit back, push left, push right.
The physicality of Zen practice.
Training tips: Why should I commit to Tai Chi?
Wu De: Martial Arts Morals and Ethics.

Plenty to read here, and alot to ponder...Tai Chi & Alternative Health
Issue 87 of the magazine is now out.

Why not take up an annual subscription of the quarterly digital copy.
Just go to: www.taichialternativehealth.com

Here is the editorial of Issue 87

Ting Jin (Listening energy) is an important aspect of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training. To listen is to measure or assess the intensity of the opponent’s force. This can be practiced through posture testing and sensitivity training such as push hands, ta lu etc. Here, one uses Ting Jin to detect the opponent’s intention. One “listens” from the Xin (or “heart”) as if one is using the ears. Initiate the flow of the Chi then express it through the hands. Hence, use the Xin to initiate the Yi (or intention), then use Yi to initiate the Chi to circulate through the body. Listen before you react to the opponent’s force. The acquired skill of Ting Jin enables you act naturally with swift accuracy. With such skill, one can softly adhere and follow the opponent’s movements effortlessly. This is an element of applied Tai Chi and can only be achieved through Gau Sau (an exchange of hands) with a partner. Gau Sau is a prerequisite to be able to apply Chi, but partner practice will also help to deepen your understanding further of your solo form practice so as to improve and take your Tai Chi to the next level.

In this issue, Master Alan Ding examines and dissects apart Wu De (武德)- martial arts morals and ethics, to further our Martial Arts development. Master John Ding focuses on the importance of linking movements in our form practice through Posture testing - Cho Hau Jo Yau Teui (Sit Back to Push Left & Right). Nick Cheang’s article, “Why should I commit to Tai Chi”, gives us an insight on why students take up Tai Chi initially and end up with more than they expected.

We have an abstract from Julian Daizan Skinner’s book, “The physicality of Zen Practice” to give you an insight and understanding of some similarities to our Chi Kung practice. We also welcome our new contributor from Canada, Neil Ripski, with his article “Mind Teaches Body, Body Teaches Mind”. Here he looks at the role of the mind in the training of the body through Tai Chi practice. Last and but not least, we publish feedbacks from the August Masterclass on Chuen Kuen Se Ying held in Hamburg.

Another informative magazine, to help you gain better understanding and insight of ancient Chinese Art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan.
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Issue 87 of TCAH is here. Take a look.

Within are articles on:

Bu Dui Ding: Not confronting or disengaging.
Posture testing: Sit back, push left, push right.
The physicality of Zen practice.
Training tips: Why should I commit to Tai Chi?
Wu De: Martial Arts Morals and Ethics.

Plenty to read here, and alot to ponder...

 

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