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Well done to everyone attending the second 2018 Broadsword workshop in Dublin.

A special note to those who were learning the form for the first time this year. There was lots of practice in evidence, and the reward was realised. This year is the first time we’ve managed to cover the entire Broadsword form in 2 days. Everyone worked hard and got there in the end.
Now remember, you must practice at home and with your local instructor. That way you’ll be ready to refine and begin application testing at the next workshop.

To those who came seeking understanding beyond the sequence of movements, well done. Hard work was put in not only testing postures and movements to ensure Tai Chi principles were in place and active. But also in working the applications within the form.

The Broadsword is certainly a weapon whose intent is without doubt. Through applications training we begin to mature our ability to be fully present within our practice as a martial art while maintaining control of ourselves, and by extension our environment, maximally.

A good day.

See you all again in March, watch this space!
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Well done to everyone attending the second 2018 Broadsword workshop in Dublin.

A special note to those who were learning the form for the first time this year. There was lots of practice in evidence, and the reward was realised. This year is the first time we’ve managed to cover the entire Broadsword form in 2 days. Everyone worked hard and got there in the end. 
Now remember, you must practice at home and with your local instructor. That way you’ll be ready to refine and begin application testing at the next workshop.

To those who came seeking understanding beyond the sequence of movements, well done. Hard work was put in not only testing postures and movements to ensure Tai Chi principles were in place and active. But also in working the applications within the form. 

The Broadsword is certainly a weapon whose intent is without doubt. Through applications training we begin to mature our ability to be fully present within our practice as a martial art while maintaining control of ourselves, and by extension our environment, maximally.

A good day.

See you all again in March, watch this space!Image attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan

IMAC, reaching across borders. Martial arts practitioners working together developing the arts we love.This morning marked the first IMAC executive meeting of 2018. Representatives from Aikido, Taekwon-Do, Kickboxing, Karate, Kendo, Ninjitsu, Tang Soo Do & Tai-Chi met to discuss an agenda that included coaching development, vetting procedures, inclusion & disability awareness training, sports capital funding and the promotion of IMAC-recognised Martial Arts in Ireland ... See MoreSee Less

IMAC, reaching across borders. Martial arts practitioners working together developing the arts we love.

Day 2 of our Broadsword workshops will be running next Sunday, 11th Feb in Sandyford Community Centre. 10am Start time.

For those newly learning the broadsword form, we’ll continue from where we left off on day 1. For those who are returning to the form, we’ll continue with corrections of the form, and applications…

For those who missed day 1, and have already completed the form, come along and we’ll, ‘sharpen the blade’…

If you’re not yet up to the Broadsword and feel you’re missing out on your workshop action, we have an open workshop planned for the 11 March, again in Sandyford Community Centre.

Keep your eyes on your email and/or the Master Ding Academy Ireland Facebook page:

See you all soon..

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Day 2 of our Broadsword workshops will be running next Sunday, 11th Feb in Sandyford Community Centre. 10am Start time.

For those newly learning the broadsword form, we’ll continue from where we left off on day 1. For those who are returning to the form, we’ll continue with corrections of the form, and applications…

For those who missed day 1, and have already completed the form, come along and we’ll, ‘sharpen the blade’…

If you’re not yet up to the Broadsword and feel you’re missing out on your workshop action, we have an open workshop planned for the 11 March, again in Sandyford Community Centre. 

Keep your eyes on your email and/or the Master Ding Academy Ireland Facebook page:

See you all soon..

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3 weeks ago

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan

Tai chi for beginners in Phibsboro, now’s your chance...

Introductory Tai Chi Beginners Course (6 weeks)Sunday February 18th, 2018 - 5:00pmIyengar Yoga Centre North DublinBook your place by email on dublintaichisocial@gmail.com
or call 085 133 5110.

The sessions will include:
- Chi Kung (meditative practice),
- Warm-up exercises,
- Form (slow and linked movements),
- Partner work (testing principles and postures),
- Settling breathing exercises.

By practising all above we can learn how to relax, make our mind and body work in harmony and connect with others.

Price per 6 week course: €75 or 5 weeks - €63. Fee is payable on the start day of the course and non-refundable.
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Introductory Tai Chi Beginners Course (6 weeks)

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