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Master Ding visiting Dublin

Master Ding visiting Dublin

Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 3:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

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.
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Past Workshops
Chi Kung, a cornerstone practice

Chi Kung, a cornerstone practice

Saturday July 8th, 2017 - 10:00am - Saturday July 8th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Master Ding Academy Ireland - Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
Clontarf,  D3 Map

June is here already and our next Tai Chi workshop is just around the corner, on Saturday July 8th we will be running a Chi Kung workshop in the Clontarf Parish Centre.


It is said that whilst the Tai Chi Chuan forms give Chi energy direction and speed, it is Chi Kung that stimulates, concentrates and develops the Chi in the first place.

Chi Kung is a unique ancient Chinese exercise system based on the Taoist principles of harmony, simplicity and naturalness, and its aim is to cultivate, focus and balance the flow of Chi within the body, relaxing the mind, strengthening and improving health.

This workshop will focus on the 8 posture Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung system, focusing on body posture and breathing. Once the basics of the postures are established we will be using partner exercises to look at energy work, specifically integration of one's own system and connection with others.

This day is open to anyone interested in experiencing Chi Kung first hand and is open to all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Through practice we cultivate, through partner work we truly learn.


Date: Saturday 8th July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre


Members €70
Non members €80

If you’re interested, or have any questions, let me know.

Ross
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Open workshop: Sinking and Rooting.

Open workshop: Sinking and Rooting.

Sunday May 14th, 2017 - 10:00am - Monday May 15th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Time flies and our second open workshop for 2017 is almost upon us.

The next event will be running on May 14th and the topic for the day will be ‘sinking and rooting’.

A fundamental aspect of Tai Chi Chuan practice is the development of a firm ‘root’. This is the ability to sink the energy in the body and develop strong stability.
Stability in quietness, but more importantly, stability under pressure.
The morning will be spent understanding how to neutralise external forces and earth them away. Ie Strength without confrontation.
In the afternoon we will focus on bringing energy out of the structure and expressing. Without a strong root, we will be incapable of expression of energy.

Open workshops are open to all, regardless of level of experience.

MDA members: €70
Non members: €80

Any questions? Let me know.
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Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword (Dao) form workshop

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword (Dao) form workshop

Sunday February 26th, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday February 26th, 2017 - 4:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

Broadsword workshop Broadsword Form part 2, and applications.

Part two of 3 one day workshops covering the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan Broadsword, (Dao), form.

This workshop is open to those who have completed the first one day workshop. We will be continuing with learning the broadsword form, and introducing broadsword applications.

This day is also open to those who have completed the Broadsword form and wish to polish finer aspects of their form and delve deeper into applications.

Date: Sunday 26th Feb, 10am - 4pm.
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield rd West.
Cost: €70

Contact Ross Cousens for details and bookings.

mobile: 0877 527 013
email: ross@masterdingacademy.com
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Master Ding visiting Dublin Jan 17

Master Ding visiting Dublin Jan 17

Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - 3:00pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

An open workshop hosted by Master Ding. Suitable for all levels and styles of Tai Chi practitioner.

The topic for the day will be: Flow.

Flow in our solo practice and how to bring that flow into partner-work and application.

Price for the day:

Master Ding Academy members: €90
Non members: €100

Take the opportunity to shake off winter and hit the groud running in 2017!

Contact ross@masterdingacademy.com for bookings.
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Tai Chi Masters John and Alan Ding visiting Dublin

Tai Chi Masters John and Alan Ding visiting Dublin

Friday October 28th, 2016 - 6:30pm - Monday October 31st, 2016 - 3:30pm

Clontarf Parish, Church of Saint John the Baptist
Seafield Road West, Clontarf
Dublin,  3 Map

MDA Ireland is lucky to host not one but two Tai Chi Masters during the bank holiday weekend of 28th – 31st Oct 2016.

This is a great opportunity to meet and feel authentic Tai Chi Chuan from two individuals who have dedicated their lives to the ongoing development and dissemination of this beautiful art to all who are interested in learning.

One of the signs of a good teacher is the ability to teach a group of varying levels of experience, introducing a novice to the art while simultaneously filling the cup of the most experienced practitioner. The teacher’s ability to effortlessly determine the level of the student and find that learning that will bring them to the next level makes any day attended of full worth.

There will be two different sections to the weekend. There will be two one day open workshops. These two days will be covering the fundamental principles of Tai Chi practice and are suitable for all levels of Tai Chi practitioner.
There will also be two closed sessions for Instructor and senior level students. These sessions will focus on deeper aspects of the art.

The programme for the weekend will be:

Friday 28th Oct 6:30 – 10:00pm
Power Development
Closed session €40
Location: Clontarf Scots and Presbyterian Church Hall
www.clontarfchurch.ie/map

Saturday 29th Oct 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tai Chi 3 Pillars Day 1: Chi Kung and Form
Open session MDA members €90. Non MDA members €100
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist
www.google.ie/maps/search/clontarf+parish+centre/@53.3620084,-6.2044931,16z/data=!3m1!4b1

Sunday 30th Oct 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tai Chi 3 Pillars Day 2: Gau Sau, Pushing Hands
Open session MDA members €90. Non MDA members €100
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist
www.google.ie/maps/search/clontarf+parish+centre/@53.3620084,-6.2044931,16z/data=!3m1!4b1

Monday 31st Oct 9:30am – 3:30pm
Fa Jin: Expression of Power
Closed Session €100
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist
www.google.ie/maps/search/clontarf+parish+centre/@53.3620084,-6.2044931,16z/data=!3m1!4b1


Contact Ross Cousens for booking details
ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 0877 527 013
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