Tuesday

 This was written 2500 years ago:


Now when strange things begin to happen,
laws and regulations become stricter;
Then stricter laws and regulations
mean more criminals and fugitives.

Soon everyone
is either a criminal or a fugitive,
And no one can untangle the mess.

(Tao Te Ching - verse 57)

Monday

 Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health. 

 
 Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.
 
 (Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Publication, May 2009)

Saturday

The perfect exercise?

University of California medical research discovered that tai chi can significantly boost the body's immune system response to virus infection.

Dr Bradley Willcox, Dr Craig Willcox and Dr Makoto Suzuki wrote a 25 year medical study (The Okinawa Program). They maintain that tai chi - with its ancient origins and incredible health benefits - is the ideal form of exercise for modern people. 

Tuesday

 Last night I was chatting with a young doctor who has been attending our tai chi school for a few years now. 


He has been working in the intensive care unit throughout the pandemic. 

The doctor was talking about how good PPE works and also about training with our school has improved his own health.

The doctor said that he used to get flu etc, basically whatever was doing the rounds that year. 

However, since attending our classes and training at home, he's not taken 1 day off work sick. 

He felt that the training has significantly affected his immune system.

Thursday

 The Chinese exercise practice of tai chi can significantly boost the body's immune system response to virus infection.

 
 (ABC Science, regarding a University of California study)

Tuesday

Covid-19 & induction course

Whilst social distancing measures remain in place, physical contact will not be permitted unless you bring somebody who is from your own household or in your 'social bubble'.

If you bring a permissible practice partner, you can undertake the standard induction course and (should you join the school) explore our complete syllabus with your partner.

Monday

Induction course - Monday 12th October

The next induction course starts Monday 12th October. Places must be booked on-line in advance (Covid-19 guidelines).

There are a limited number of places available. If you want to book a place, please send us an e-mail.

sifuwaller@outlook.com 

Tuesday

Induction course - Monday 12th October

The next induction course starts Monday 12th October. Places must be booked on-line in advance (Covid-19 guidelines).

There are a limited number of places available. If you want to book a place, please send us an e-mail.

sifuwaller@outlook.com 

Induction course Monday 14th September

 The next induction course starts Monday 14th September. Places must be booked on-line in advance (Covid-19 guidelines).

There are a limited number of places available. If you want to book a place, please send us an e-mail.

sifuwaller@outlook.com

TAI CHI - 3-week induction course - Monday 14th September

We have received the go-ahead to resume tai chi classes at St Andrew's Church hall in September.

The induction course will start @ 6:45 PM on 14th September.

Under the new Covid-19 guidelines, registration must take place on-line prior to the induction course.

If you are interested and want to attend, please let me know and I will send you a registration form.

sifuwaller@outlook.com