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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?

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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.

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.

RossImage attachment

Hi Everyone,

December’s here, this is our last week of classes and we find another year has passed. A second year that’s tested all those attributes we seek to develop through our Tai Chi practice.

The strength to stand firm when we must,
The wisdom to yield when we should,
The sensitivity to understand the forces within our surroundings, moving with those forces and steering their power towards a positive place. For ourselves and those around us.

This year has seen a return to some form of activity, but not in the way are accustomed to. We began the early months with two differing zoom options. A 12 week, 2 class per week Introductory Course and an Open/Close spiral class for those with Tai Chi experience. I’ll be the first to admit I was hesitant, at its core, Tai Chi is all about interaction and without face to face contact I was unsure how it would work. You all did better than I could have hoped, after opening the session I could walk away and let you all catch up and chatter amongst yourselves before we began. It seems at least that carried over from in person classes naturally.

Then at last we were able to reopen regular sessions, these too were different, class lengths were curtailed and our much-enjoyed partner work all but eliminated. But again, those who could attend did, and the bonds of Tai Chi friendship were renewed. Along the way we even brought some newcomers into the family.

So, while 2021 was running curtailed, it was by no means at a loss. We could still get together and practice our art, everyone having some fun in the process, for me that’s a win.

For those who didn’t manage to rejoin classes, it’s ok, this is a complicated time. Just be sure in the knowledge that when you’re ready, your place is waiting, and so are your friends.

So 2021, thanks for the chance to test how well our Tai Chi works, we look forward to the future.

Everyone have a good Christmas break and we’ll see you in the New Year.

Ross
Master Ding Academy Ireland
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Hi Everyone,

December’s here, this is our last week of classes and we find another year has passed. A second year that’s tested all those attributes we seek to develop through our Tai Chi practice. 

The strength to stand firm when we must, 
The wisdom to yield when we should, 
The sensitivity to understand the forces within our surroundings, moving with those forces and steering their power towards a positive place. For ourselves and those around us.

This year has seen a return to some form of activity, but not in the way are accustomed to. We began the early months with two differing zoom options. A 12 week, 2 class per week Introductory Course and an Open/Close spiral class for those with Tai Chi experience. I’ll be the first to admit I was hesitant, at its core, Tai Chi is all about interaction and without face to face contact I was unsure how it would work. You all did better than I could have hoped, after opening the session I could walk away and let you all catch up and chatter amongst yourselves before we began. It seems at least that carried over from in person classes naturally.

Then at last we were able to reopen regular sessions, these too were different, class lengths were curtailed and our much-enjoyed partner work all but eliminated. But again, those who could attend did, and the bonds of Tai Chi friendship were renewed. Along the way we even brought some newcomers into the family. 

So, while 2021 was running curtailed, it was by no means at a loss. We could still get together and practice our art, everyone having some fun in the process, for me that’s a win. 

For those who didn’t manage to rejoin classes, it’s ok, this is a complicated time. Just be sure in the knowledge that when you’re ready, your place is waiting, and so are your friends.

So 2021, thanks for the chance to test how well our Tai Chi works, we look forward to the future.

Everyone have a good Christmas break and we’ll see you in the New Year.

Ross
Master Ding Academy Ireland

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I am impressed to read how you made the best of this unusual situation in 2021. All the best to you, Sheila and our Irish friends🍀. Have a chillaxing Christmas time. Hope to see you all next year!

Lovely words Ross! A very happy Christmas to you and all the Tai Chi family. Here’s to 2022 ☯️

Happy Christmas Ross, Sheila and everyone else in the academy

Very eloquent Ross.......Best Wishes to You all ☯☯☯

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