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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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8 interested  ·  8 going
Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 4:00pm

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

To see Tai Chi performed by a Master is to see the basics performed well. When watching their form there is a magnetic quality, you know you’re seeing something special and you just can’t look away.

One of those qualities is the unification of body with mind within movement. We see harmony within their movement that allows effortless expression of power.

We’ll spend the day in partner work developing our ability to integrate all parts of ourselves, integrate with our partner, and through that unity, express power through movement from the centre.

Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. Those new to the Academy are most welcome.
Cost: MDA members: €70, non members: €80.
Date: 19th November. 10am – 4pm
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.

Contact Ross Cousens to book a place.
e: ross@masterdingacademy
m: 0877 527 013
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11 interested  ·  4 going
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Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Tai Chi workshop. Moving from the centre: expression of power

Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 4:00pm

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

To see Tai Chi performed by a Master is to see the basics performed well. When watching their form there is a magnetic quality, you know you’re seeing something special and you just can’t look away.

One of those qualities is the unification of body with mind within movement. We see harmony within their movement that allows effortless expression of power.

We’ll spend the day in partner work developing our ability to integrate all parts of ourselves, integrate with our partner, and through that unity, express power through movement from the centre.

Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. Those new to the Academy are most welcome.
Cost: MDA members: €70, non members: €80.
Date: 19th November. 10am – 4pm
Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.

Contact Ross Cousens to book a place.
e: ross@masterdingacademy
m: 0877 527 013
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11 interested  ·  4 going
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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8 interested  ·  8 going
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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