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Below is a Chi Gung video introduced by Sifu Cheung about two years ago.This exercise can increase the number of T cells up to four times for those who practise it regularly. Thus, giving the immunity a boost. He said “Many students around the world love it a lot and request me to make a DVD for this qigong.” He is freely sharing this with everyone.

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Keep this date open in your diary. FRIDAY 29th APRIL  to SUNDAY 1st MAY.

This will be the first Tai Chi retreat of 2011, at the beautiful All Saints Pastoral Centre in Hertfordshire www.allsaintspc.org.uk.

main building

gorgeous trees


I’m already looking forward to the week-end. This will be a place where you can start the Summer of 2011 by rejuvenating and revitalising your physical and mental energy.

E-mail me at info@hertstaichi.com as places are limited.

Details and prices to be confirmed.

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“On the 25th July 2010 at 11am. Tai Chi instructors across the country will be running a multi location Tai Chi lesson. This will be open to both beginners and experienced alike. The record for this type of event is 33,996. We are aiming for 40,000 participants. Each person taking part is being asked to donate just £1”.

This is a record attempt to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records

It’s for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity.

You can make a donation online at www.re-vitalise.co.uk/charity

Herts Tai Chi will be holding a Tai Chi class in Clarence Park, Hatfield Road St Albans at 11am on 25th July.

Please arrive in plenty of time to register your participation.

Directions By Road

From the North (M1)

Take the M10 exit at junction 7 to St Albans. At end of motorway take 2nd exit at rbt onto A405. At next rbt turn left onto A1081. Follow road for approx 1 mile until mini rbt (Great Northern pub on left). Turn right into Alma Road. At traffic lights turn right into Victoria Street and continue to junction with Crown pub. Go straight across into Clarence Road.

From the North (A1M)

Come off A1(M) at junction 3 onto A414 to St Albans. At next major rbt take A1081 exit to St Albans. Follow road for approx 1 mile until mini rbt (Great Northern pub on left). Turn right into Alma Road. At traffic lights turn right into Victoria Street and continue to junction with Crown pub. Go straight across into Clarence Road.

From the M25 (Clockwise)

Exit M25 at juntion 21A (A405). Follow signs to St. Albans from slip road. At Noke Hotel roundabout (Shell garage will be straight ahead), bear right on A405 and stay on A405 until London Colney rbt (traffic light controlled). Turn left onto A1081. Follow road for approx 1 mile until mini rbt (Great Northern pub on left). Turn right into Alma Road. At traffic lights turn right into Victoria Street and continue to junction with Crown pub. Go straight across into Clarence Road.

From the M25 (Counter-clockwise)

Exit M25 at juntion 22 (A1081). Follow signs to St. Albans from slip road. At London Colney rbt (traffic light controlled) exit onto A1081. Follow road for approx 1 mile until mini rbt (Great Northern pub on left). Turn right into Alma Road. At traffic lights turn right into Victoria Street and continue to junction with Crown pub. Go straight across into Clarence Road.

Parking

A small amount of parking is available at the Clarence Road entrance if not the station car park can be used or surrounding roads but please do not block driveways and be aware of local parking restrictions.

Public Transport

St Albans City station is on the Thameslink service from Kings Cross Thameslink (20 mins). Turn left out of St. Albans City station into Station Way and cross Hatfield Road into Clarence Park.

Here is a map of the location.

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The record attempt will be for a class of 30 minutes duration. We will likely carry on for longer, feel free to continue or stop after the 30mins. There will also be some social time. Bring a picinic. There is also a restaurant/coffee shop  in the park.

Let me know if you are attending or just turn up!

See you there.

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Herts Tai Chi classes are in South Hertfordshire and North London. The public classes are in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead and Barnet North London. All other classes held throughout the week are privately funded by various organisations.

With so many Tai Chi classes around these days, you need to choose one carefully.

To find a successful and good quality class ask yourself  two questions:-

1.  What should I look for when I’m choosing a Tai Chi class to try out?

2.  What do I want from a Tai Chi class?

The answer to the first question is:

The Teacher should be experienced – I have 25yrs of practicing Tai Chi and 20yrs of teaching. Roughly estimated as about 19,000hrs of my own personal practice.

High quality Tai Chi from high level masters – My teachers are, Master John Ding 7th generation traditional Yang style, Master Dong Traditional Yang style, Master Sangeetam founder of the Golden Flower Yang style Short Form. These are the two basic questions to ask to determine the quality of the class you choose to visit. The second question is “What do you want to get out of a Tai Chi class “?

The answer to the second question:-

Martial Art or Relaxation? – Through Tai Chi I teach the art of relaxation as a foundation for healing. If you continue to learn, the applications of the Tai Chi Form i.e martial applications, can be learnt. I’ve studied the martial side of Tai Chi Chuan which is it’s highest and purest expression. Currently in my Tai Chi journey I lean more towards the healing aspects of Tai Chi.

Strict discipline or an easy going class? – If you want to be shouted at and ‘licked into shape’ my classes are most probably not for you. Like- wise, if you want a class that’s so laid back, you could fall asleep  then my class is not the place for you to be. If you want an informal, relaxed and focused atmosphere, then I think you’ll enjoy learning with me. I like to be light-hearted, focused and have fun.

Do you want to learn ‘secrets of the orient’…….then you may be disappointed. I teach powerful core concepts that are fundamental to successful development. (traditionally these concepts have been called ‘secrets’ in the past, mainly because teachers were reluctant or unwilling to share them freely with everyone)

Feel free to use this site as a resource, whether you join a class or not. As the site develops you will have access to information,DVDs, CDs and online lessons. Join me in building a Tai Chi community based on Vital Health, Fulfillment of the Human Spirit and the Integral Way.

To Your Very Good Health

Michael

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