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.
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.
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 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