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Early bird discounts for the Tai Chi weekend with Master John and Alan Ding expire 27/07. Limited places. Do contact us for booking info.
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Early bird discounts for the Tai Chi weekend with Master John and Alan Ding expire 27/07. Limited places. Do contact us for booking info.
#taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #master

 

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International Tai Chi Master John Ding, 6th Generation Yang Style, is coming to teach us in Northampton for the first time on the weekend of August 10th-11th. Clear demonstrations of the true power of internal martial arts along with the training methods and attitude to achieve such excellence will be experienced. For more info on how you can be there, visit our event on www.facebook.com/mdamidlands or the events calendar at midlandsuk.masterdingacademy.com or the events page at www.deeperbeing.com Or email nick@masterdingacademy.com or call 07984748712 #taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #master

I am happy to confirm that two great Masters and lineage holders of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan are coming to teach in Northampton this August 10th - 11th. Master John Ding, founder of our organisation and Master Alan Ding, his son. They know, teach and apply all aspects of the art to the highest levels, sharing internationally.
Book now to seize the opportunity!
All welcome, regardless of age or experience. This is about discovery.
For detailed info email nick@masterdingacademy.com or visit our Facebook event.
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I am happy to confirm that two great Masters and lineage holders of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan are coming to teach in Northampton this August 10th - 11th. Master John Ding, founder of our organisation and Master Alan Ding, his son. They know, teach and apply all aspects of the art to the highest levels, sharing internationally.
Book now to seize the opportunity!
All welcome, regardless of age or experience. This is about discovery.
For detailed info email nick@masterdingacademy.com or visit our Facebook event.

 

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Clear demonstrations of the true power of internal martial arts along with the training methods and attitude to achieve such excellence will be experienced. Amazing! For more info on how you can be there, visit our event on www.facebook.com/mdamidlands or the events calendar at midlandsuk.masterdingacademy.com or the events page at www.deeperbeing.com Or email nick@masterdingacademy.com or call 07984748712 #taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #master

International Tai Chi Master John Ding, 6th Generation Yang Style, is coming to teach us in Northampton for the first time on the weekend of August 10th-11th.
Clear demonstrations of the true power of internal martial arts along with the training methods and attitude to achieve such excellence will be experienced.
For more info on how you can be there, visit our event on Master Ding Academy Midlands Traditional Tai Chi Chuan or the events calendar at midlandsuk.masterdingacademy.com or the events page at www.deeperbeing.com
Or email nick@masterdingacademy.com or call 07984748712
#taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #masterding #classes #workshop #retreat #master
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International Tai Chi Master John Ding, 6th Generation Yang Style, is coming to teach us in Northampton for the first time on the weekend of August 10th-11th.
Clear demonstrations of the true power of internal martial arts along with the training methods and attitude to achieve such excellence will be experienced.
For more info on how you can be there, visit our event on www.facebook.com/mdamidlands or the events calendar at midlandsuk.masterdingacademy.com or the events page at www.deeperbeing.com
Or email nick@masterdingacademy.com or call 07984748712
#taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #masterding #classes #workshop #retreat #master

Master Ding's first visit to Northampton. Be there.
midlandsuk.masterdingacademy.com
www.deeperbeing.com

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Master Dings first visit to Northampton. Be there.
midlandsuk.masterdingacademy.com
www.deeperbeing.com

#taichi #northampton #martialarts #meditation #wellness #workshop #classes

2019 Master Ding Open Residential Retreat This year the two Master Ding's Open Residential Retreat at Princess Helena College, Preston, Hertfordshire, UK will be held on the following dates: Sat, 17th – 24th August or 14th – 21st December 2019 These specially organised residential retreats are open to all levels of Tai Chi styles practitioners (i.e. complete beginners to advanced levels) and also other styles of martial arts practitioners. A rare opportunity to study under Master Ding - a chance not to be missed by any one seeking to further their understanding and improve their standards in this fascinating ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan. As is said in the Tai Chi classics, “The subtlety of Tai Chi Chuan is such that a small error in the beginning will take you a long way from the end goal”. In addition, the week will enable you to take time out of your normal busy routine to relax, energise and bring about the harmony and balance to the mind, body and spirit. There will undoubtedly be lots of fun and a chance to meet and make new friends with the same interest. Feel free to circulate this information to your relatives and friends who may be interested. Once again, do not forget, that these Open Retreats are suitable for complete beginners (with no knowledge of Tai Chi Chuan) to experienced practitioners of any styles of Tai Chi Chuan and also other external styles of martial arts. All are welcome. Book your place now to get your discounted course fee! Do contact us for more details: info@masterdingacademy.com ... See MoreSee Less

Unless you delve a little deeper, you'll never see the treasure right there, within your grasp. Today the monthly Saturday morning class really had breakthroughs and got to feel the treasure. These people, by commiting to the Tai Chi way, gained in knowledge and understanding of internal energy. Those looking for good mental and physical health, stood together with those looking for high level martial arts knowledge. Tai Chi caters for all.
Here at MDA Midlands we offer an intact lineage through our mentor Master John Ding, traceable right back to the founder of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Lu Chan.

I like this photo. I took it in Thailand recently. If you imagine each circle centre is a person. The whole circle would be someone who understands how to stand whole, even when things (real or imagined) are intruding. The other fragmented circles are how people often end up when trying to shy away from what they are meeting (whether another person or a past, present or future event).
As a warrior's path, Tai Chi works mind, body and spirit to become stronger and stronger. Not as a shell, but as something with increasing density at its core. This produces the solidity and great strength required for gentleness, kindness and truth.
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Unless you delve a little deeper, youll never see the treasure right there, within your grasp. Today the monthly Saturday morning class really had breakthroughs and got to feel the treasure. These people, by commiting to the Tai Chi way, gained in knowledge and understanding of internal energy. Those looking for good mental and physical health, stood together with those looking for high level martial arts knowledge. Tai Chi caters for all.   
Here at MDA Midlands we offer an intact lineage through our mentor Master John Ding, traceable right back to the founder of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Lu Chan. 

I like this photo. I took it in Thailand recently. If you imagine each circle centre is a person. The whole circle would be someone who understands how to stand whole, even when things (real or imagined) are intruding. The other fragmented circles are how people often end up when trying to shy away from what they are meeting (whether another person or a past, present or future event).
As a warriors path, Tai Chi works mind, body and spirit to become stronger and stronger. Not as a shell, but as something with increasing density at its core. This produces the solidity and great strength required for gentleness, kindness and truth.

 

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Thank you for this morning Nick. I really enjoyed the session & learnt too.

Do you do things so that you will feel good?
Will Tai Chi be like that?
Yes and no.
Tai Chi is like good medicine.
Does good medicine always make you feel good? Or is the purpose of medicine to make you better? Sometimes good medicine tastes bitter.

Needing to feel good won't always make you better.
Want to feel good? - eat sweet and fatty food, drink alcohol, take drugs, watch sex and violence on TV etc etc.
Over time this way of feeling good will take its toll. You will feel bad.

Ditch wanting to feel good.
Take good medicine to feel better instead - do Tai Chi, walk more, meet people with good intentions, eat healthier, begin to sort yourself out. You'll feel good. Begin Tai Chi.
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Do you do things so that you will feel good?
Will Tai Chi be like that?
Yes and no.
Tai Chi is like good medicine. 
Does good medicine always make you feel good? Or is the purpose of medicine to make you better? Sometimes good medicine tastes bitter.

Needing to feel good wont always make you better.
Want to feel good? - eat sweet and fatty food, drink alcohol, take drugs, watch sex and violence on TV etc etc.
Over time this way of feeling good will take its toll. You will feel bad.

Ditch wanting to feel good. 
Take good medicine to feel better instead - do Tai Chi, walk more, meet people with good intentions, eat healthier, begin to sort yourself out. Youll feel good. Begin Tai Chi.

 

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Wise words Brother

True words indeed.

Totally agree. Wow what a place to be.

What good doctors order,do to feel.

- great setting ūüĎĀ

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Hope you guys have been ok. I've been away for four days on Master Ding's Open Internal Kung Fu/Tai Chi intensive at Limehouse Basin HQ, London.
Here's some photos of us scrambling to photograph the white board before Sifu Ding wiped it off.

Advanced class is on as normal tomorrow, even though it's a Bank Holiday. Hope to see local advanced students there!
- Nick Cheang.
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Hope you guys have been ok. Ive been away for four days on Master Dings Open Internal Kung Fu/Tai Chi intensive at Limehouse Basin HQ, London.
Heres some photos of us scrambling to photograph the white board before Sifu Ding wiped it off.

Advanced class is on as normal tomorrow, even though its a Bank Holiday. Hope to see local advanced students there!
- Nick Cheang.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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He's never met me and yet still managed to list everything I need to do!!

Any sign of the long form video yet?

Next week (15th - 19th April) classes in Northampton will be shut for an Easter break.
We're back again, starting with the advanced class on the bank holiday Monday, 22nd April.
Try taking the time you would normally set aside for your class to do some personal Tai Chi training. See what it feels like and what happens as a result.
If I don't see you this week, see you soon. Best wishes,
Nick.
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Next week (15th - 19th April) classes in Northampton will be shut for an Easter break.
Were back again, starting with the advanced class on the bank holiday Monday, 22nd April.
Try taking the time you would normally set aside for your class to do some personal Tai Chi training. See what it feels like and what happens as a result. 
If I dont see you this week, see you soon. Best wishes,
Nick.
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