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It has been an important part of the work at the Chi Clinic to
provide post therapy classes where a return to fitness may be made fun and where one might learn an art that is practiced
Tony has been teaching such forms since 1963 in several manners or disciplines. Chi-Do Animal
Forms exercises are a safe way to exercise and strengthen all the systems of the body, to prepare the mind for learning, to
free the Chi meridians, to cleanse the body with passive stretches and to learn more about who you are.
The 24 forms simplified Yang style is taught from the opening
postures to conclusion with indications of the applications and the free flow of Chi energy. Tony is a Gold medalist in this form and a highly
respected teacher, registered as an Advanced Instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.
The classes are a little informal and allow each to learn at their own rate with the benefit of a highly
|Chi Kung for the more experienced
The classes are held each Wednesday evening from 7pm till 8.30
followed by advanced, 32 sword and instructor training till 9pm..
Please arrive a few minutes before 7 if you can but latecomers are not turned away.
We start by warming up and then do stretching exercises followed by the Tai
Chi 24 forms and some meditation. Classes finish with the Ba Duan Jin or 8 Pieces of Brocade for warming
down and meditation.
essential that you disclose any medical condition that may affect your ability to do moderate exercise and if you are feeling
unwell at any time.
Class fees are £10 per session per student who is employed
or £80 for 10 consecutive lessons. A student may be accepted from the age of 14 to 70. Class
sizes are limited so please book your place and expect to attend regularly to get the
best out of the teaching.
In all classes the deeper spiritual aspects of chi energy are taught and through replication
of the techniques, each student is taught to a high level of awareness. We teach instructors at these classes so beginners
are always welcome and there is always someone there to give one to one attention for a period in the class. Friendly
encouragement with good humour.
Tai Chi Applications Seminars in the manner of Chi-Do are held occasionally on
Sunday's. Not the traditionally taught applications but those developed over many years involving spiraling energy,
Fibonacci principles and the use of physics as well as body fitness training and Self Defence.
The 24 forms is seen by some as a starter class but with correct
training it has everything you will need to progress to more complicated forms. The depth of learning is quite simply vast.
The only limit is your own learning ability and attitude. At any age from 14 to 80 is the right time to start learning.
If you want to just treat it as
an exercise form, that is one approach but for insights into the workings of Chi energy and how to use this for promotion
of good, holistic health and mind, then a good, highly experienced and knowledgeable teacher is essential.
The long classes are proving to be a valuable forum for exchange of ideas and concepts. Immersion
in an art is the best way to learn and to allow the time to just play, where there is no competitiveness or ego builds confidence
£10 FOR EXISTING STUDENTS & £15 FOR VISITORS. Please ensure that you
arrive before the class starts at 10.30 am. There will be short break for lunch at 12.30 and finish at 3pm. Please remember
to bring something to eat as it takes too long to go to the shops in a half hour break.
The 24 forms postures.
Opening form, part the wild horses mane, crane spreads its wing, brush knee and step, strum
the lute, repulse the monkey, grasp the sparrows tail, turn to grasp the sparrows tail right, enter single whip, wave hands
like clouds, single whip into pat on high horse, kick with heel right, box the ears, kick with heel left, snake creeps down
to the left, golden rooster stands on one leg, snake creeps down to the right, golden rooster into fair lady plays with shuttles
right and left, pick up the needle from sea bottom, flash hands, turn and back fist, parry and strike, false closing, closing