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We had to wait over two years, but we finally managed to get together for a weekends training with Master Ding in Dublin. I was unsure how the weekend would go given the nature of recent years; I shouldn’t have been concerned.

We began with a day of Instructor and senior student training. After casting an eye over our form, Master Ding knew exactly where we needed to focus our efforts. Cue a day of focused partner work, steering us in the right direction for further weeks and months of personal practice.

The next two days were open Masterclasses, suitable for all levels to join. The days topics were Power through Posture: beyond balance to stability, and Yin and Yang: the ebb and flow of Tai Chi. Master Ding gives us clear, simple partner exercises that allow us to experience concepts, not just intellectually, but physically, in the body and in our interactions with our training partners. New starters and experienced practitioners working together to understand, then further refine that understanding, through hands on training.

I never cease to be impressed by people’s willingness to move out of their comfort zone and try something new. Thanks to those who travelled, from the Irish midlands, Cork, and from further afield, London and France, your being there makes a real difference. And a special shout out to all those who were attending for the first time. Well done. A good time was had by all.

Until next time, keep training and have fun!
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We had to wait over two years, but we finally managed to get together for a weekends training with Master Ding in Dublin. I was unsure how the weekend would go given the nature of recent years; I shouldn’t have been concerned.

We began with a day of Instructor and senior student training. After casting an eye over our form, Master Ding knew exactly where we needed to focus our efforts. Cue a day of focused partner work, steering us in the right direction for further weeks and months of personal practice.

The next two days were open Masterclasses, suitable for all levels to join. The days topics were Power through Posture: beyond balance to stability, and Yin and Yang: the ebb and flow of Tai Chi. Master Ding gives us clear, simple partner exercises that allow us to experience concepts, not just intellectually, but physically, in the body and in our interactions with our training partners. New starters and experienced practitioners working together to understand, then further refine that understanding, through hands on training.

I never cease to be impressed by people’s willingness to move out of their comfort zone and try something new. Thanks to those who travelled, from the Irish midlands, Cork, and from further afield, London and France, your being there makes a real difference. And a special shout out to all those who were attending for the first time. Well done. A good time was had by all.

Until next time, keep training and have fun!Image attachment

Master Ding's visit is drawing closer, he'll be teaching open Masterclasses suitable for all levels on Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June.

Earlybird discount rates are available but expire close of play May 20th, that's this Friday, time flies...

If you're interested, contact Ross Cousens by email ross@masterdingacademy.com
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Master Dings visit is drawing closer, hell be teaching open Masterclasses suitable for all levels on Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June.

Earlybird discount rates are available but expire close of play May 20th, thats this Friday, time flies...

If youre interested, contact Ross Cousens by email ross@masterdingacademy.com

Master Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Sifu Ding’s return to Ireland this Summer. It’s been a long time but we’re finally able to reopen for Masterclasses and Workshops.

Sifu Ding will be teaching two open day Masterclasses:

Saturday June 11th Stability through Structure.

Tai Chi isn’t about just balance, but stability. Ie being able maintain balance under pressure. We’ll spend the day developing this ability through simple, clearly explained partner exercises.

Sunday June 12th Yin/Yang Concept within Tai Chi practice.

At it’s core, Tai Chi is about ebb and flow, stability and yielding at the right time, spontaneously, instantaneously and seamlessly. We’ll spend the day exploring this fliud process of change through simple, clearly explained partner exercises.

Masterclasses are open to all levels of experience.

If you’re interested, contact Ross Cousens at ross@masterdingacademy.com
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Master Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Sifu Ding’s return to Ireland this Summer. It’s been a long time but we’re finally able to reopen for Masterclasses and Workshops.

Sifu Ding will be teaching two open day Masterclasses:

Saturday June 11th Stability through Structure. 

Tai Chi isn’t about just balance, but stability. Ie being able maintain balance under pressure. We’ll spend the day developing this ability through simple, clearly explained partner exercises.  

Sunday June 12th Yin/Yang Concept within Tai Chi practice.

At it’s core, Tai Chi is about ebb and flow, stability and yielding at the right time, spontaneously, instantaneously and seamlessly. We’ll spend the day exploring this fliud process of change through simple, clearly explained partner exercises. 

Masterclasses are open to all levels of experience.

If you’re interested, contact Ross Cousens at ross@masterdingacademy.comImage attachment

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Is this in Malahide Ross?

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder the classes will not be running next week, April 11th – 14th.

Our annual Instructor Retreat in the UK has returned. It’s the time when we as MDA Instructors meet and train with master Ding, progressing our Art and sharpening our skills, so that we can return as better Instructors for all of you.

Classes will resume after Easter, April 19th.

See you all soon.

Ross
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Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder the classes will not be running next week, April 11th – 14th.

Our annual Instructor Retreat in the UK has returned. It’s the time when we as MDA Instructors meet and train with master Ding, progressing our Art and sharpening our skills, so that we can return as better Instructors for all of you.

Classes will resume after Easter, April 19th.

See you all soon.

Ross

Have you always wanted to try Tai Chi? Have you seen those groups of people in the park, moving with unhurried grace, as if floating..

Now's your chance. Introductory Courses commencing in:

Clontarf 19th April
Dundrum 20th April
Ranelagh 21st April
Malahide 25th April

To get something new you have to do something new...

Contact Ross at ross@masterdingacademy.com for booking details.
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Have you always wanted to try Tai Chi? Have you seen those groups of people in the park, moving with unhurried grace, as if floating..

Nows your chance. Introductory Courses commencing in:

Clontarf 19th April
Dundrum 20th April
Ranelagh 21st April
Malahide 25th April

To get something new you have to do something new...

Contact Ross at ross@masterdingacademy.com for booking details.Image attachment

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Castleknock??

A little light at the end of the tunnel is great for the heart.

With restrictions lifting we’re able to begin returning to a normal schedule for our Tai Chi classes.

As such, from Monday 24th Jan onwards, classes in Malahide, Clontarf, Dundrum and Ranelagh will be returning to normal schedule, that being 90min class plus a further 30min extra training for those who have completed the long form.

Masks will continue to be worn in class at all times.

We’re also looking at options for a workshops schedule, and a visit by Master Ding to Dublin in June, keep your eyes on Facebook and emails.

Info to follow!

See you all soon.

Ross
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A little light at the end of the tunnel is great for the heart.

With restrictions lifting we’re able to begin returning to a normal schedule for our Tai Chi classes.

As such, from Monday 24th Jan onwards, classes in Malahide, Clontarf, Dundrum and Ranelagh will be returning to normal schedule, that being 90min class plus a further 30min extra training for those who have completed the long form.

Masks will continue to be worn in class at all times. 

We’re also looking at options for a workshops schedule, and a visit by Master Ding to Dublin in June, keep your eyes on Facebook and emails. 

Info to follow!

See you all soon.

RossImage attachment

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Are there any spaces in your Malahide class for a beginner Ross?

Any idea when back in Leixlip Ross?

At last we can begin to return to our training proper. Looking forwards to stepping up a gear… ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone, 2022 begins with blue skies, long may that continue!

It’s been a strange time and it’s certainly not over yet. Having said that, our classes will be reopening and continuing as we were in late 2021. What does that mean? Quite simply it means looking after ourselves and each other without living under a rock. We’ll achieve this by:

1: Being mindful of our contacts. If we’re not well, we stay at home.
2: Complete a screening form and bring it with you to the first class. You don’t need to bring a form every week, but you do need to advise of any change in status. No form, no class.
3: Mask up. Masks must always be worn in class, for all our protection. No mask, no class.
4: Booking in for classes. We need to continue to manage numbers in our class space. As such, to attend you need to book your place. No booking, no class.

After saying all that, we’re here to teach Tai Chi and that’s best done face to face, so, classes will be resuming from the beginning of next week, ie in Malahide from Monday Jan 10th onwards.

If your practice has faltered a little during these times, it’s ok, there’s always a place, all we need to do is get back on the horse and this is the perfect time.

If you want to attend, get in touch and we’ll secure your place.

Looking forwards to seeing you soon.

Ross
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Hi everyone, 2022 begins with blue skies, long may that continue!

It’s been a strange time and it’s certainly not over yet. Having said that, our classes will be reopening and continuing as we were in late 2021. What does that mean? Quite simply it means looking after ourselves and each other without living under a rock. We’ll achieve this by:

1: Being mindful of our contacts. If we’re not well, we stay at home.
2: Complete a screening form and bring it with you to the first class. You don’t need to bring a form every week, but you do need to advise of any change in status. No form, no class.
3: Mask up. Masks must always be worn in class, for all our protection. No mask, no class.
4: Booking in for classes. We need to continue to manage numbers in our class space. As such, to attend you need to book your place. No booking, no class.

After saying all that, we’re here to teach Tai Chi and that’s best done face to face, so, classes will be resuming from the beginning of next week, ie in Malahide from Monday Jan 10th onwards.

If your practice has faltered a little during these times, it’s ok, there’s always a place, all we need to do is get back on the horse and this is the perfect time.

If you want to attend, get in touch and we’ll secure your place.

Looking forwards to seeing you soon.

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