We are extremely proud to announce the first ever visit by Master John Ding to Northampton on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019. If you have ever been curious to know how far a Tai Chi practitioner can go, or to just experience what a high level mastery of internal energy feels like, this is for you. You will learn and experience more than I can adequately describe in words. People travel from around the world to find Master John Ding....yet he is coming here! It is an amazing event and a great opportunity for all of us here in the Midlands. I do hope you consider booking one or both days and that I will see you there.
Master Ding Academy Midlands Region
Master Ding is the 1st disciple of Master Ip Tai Tak who was the 1st disciple of Master Yang Sau Chung, who was the world’s foremost leading authority on his family’s Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. In fact, having studied at length under all three disciples of Yang Sau Chung, Master Ding is sought after internationally and has extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. He is one of the few teachers in the West able to demonstrate the higher aspects of the Art. Noted for his clear demonstrations of internal energy, ‘CHI’, he is also the editor of Tai Chi & Alternative Health, an international and the UK’s leading Tai Chi magazine, published since 1994 and heads a Tai Chi organisation with clubs across many countries.
The Master Class workshops will involve Tai Chi principles, postures, applications and hands-on tuition with plenty of opportunity for questions. They are suitable for all levels and styles of Tai Chi Chuan practitioner (including external martial arts practitioners). Each workshop will give you a better understanding and clearer insight into different aspects of Tai Chi Chuan.
A rare opportunity to study under Master Ding - a chance not to be missed by any practitioners - beginners or advanced level, seeking to further their understanding and improve their standard of Tai Chi Chuan.
Venue: Fernie Fields Sports Club, Moulton, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 7BD. Plenty of parking available. If you have transport problems within Northampton, we may be able to arrange a car share.
Saturday 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.00 - Tai Chi principles and concepts:
All Tai Chi movements are based on common principles and concepts. Without these the movements are empty. Only by understanding and incorporating these principles into your daily Tai Chi practices will you be able to harness the full potential of CHI and use it for health, healing or self-defence. Absolute beginners to advanced welcome.
Sunday 09.30-12.00 - Tai Chi Push Hands:
Push Hands is a form of exercise practised in pairs aiming to increase ones' sensitivity to the opponent force. It helps one to develop ‘Teng Ging’ or ‘knowing how to interpret energy’ and then use the skill to deal with any forces. There is a Chinese saying, “Knowing oneself and one’s opponent will make one hundred times victorious in a hundred battles”. Absolute beginners to advanced welcome.
Sunday 13.00-15.30 - Tai Chi Self-Defence Applications:
There have been many misconceptions about the practical application of Tai Chi Chuan for self-defence, the art often being regarded as only a health exercise. This is a mistaken view as each Tai Chi posture has a logical practical self-defence application. If a posture cannot be used, the move is clearly incorrect. At a high level, Tai Chi Chuan movements simultaneously achieve the apparent paradox of effortlessness and tremendous power. The subtlety of such skill cannot be adequately described - only felt. Absolute beginners to advanced welcome.
Payment before 27th July:
One Day £90
Two Days £160
Payment after 27th July:
One Day £100
Two Days £180
NOTE : Places are limited. You are advised to book early. All fees paid are non-refundable, unless event is cancelled. To register, please email email@example.com. We can then ask for the info we need and give you payment details
(There will also be the opportunity to purchase a simple buffet/sandwich LUNCH on both days. When the venue let us know the costs we will contact you to ask if you want this additional option)