Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tai Chi Seminar

On the third weekend of May I attended a Tai Chi Seminar; it was held at our school in Mudgeeraba. Our Sigung [head of the academy] travelled down from Brisbane to teach us & all of the Tai Chi instructors got to have lunch with him – which was a real treat!

Most people think that Tai Chi is just for relaxation & health, but the photos of the day definitely show how you can use this gentle art for defending yourself with some not so gentle moves!

Sigung taught us how to use the circles within circles to our advantage, should we ever need to apply the fighting side of Tai Chi to defend ourselves with – it was wonderful to spend nearly six hours with a man who has 50 years experience & knowledge of the martial arts.

We held a similar seminar last year & over 40 people attended, this year there was only 14 students but in the end the smaller group worked to our advantage; because as you can see from the photos we all got the opportunity of being personally instructed by Sigung. Trust me when I say this is something that doesn’t happen even if you are an instructor – so we all knew how lucky we were!

It was a day filled with lots of laughter [when we got moves wrong & fell over], yummy food, the love of learning & a new insight into the art of Tai Chi :)

Until next time, take care, stay safe & make sure you hug & kiss the ones you love.

Mish :)

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