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Highly skilled practitioners tend to remark that to gain their skill you must spend quality time with someone who has gone deep. It could be that those skimming the surface of many individuals (famous or not) never get the opportunity to explore deeper teachings, reducing their chance of seeing what is really going on. One may stay safe, but risk being fraudulent to your deepest self, the one that directed you to seek out the Art in the first place.
So, by and large, if you meet someone highly skilled, it is because they settled under a good enough teacher long enough.
Certain truths are non-negotiable.
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Highly skilled practitioners tend to remark that to gain their skill you must spend quality time with someone who has gone deep. It could be that those skimming the surface of many individuals (famous or not) never get the opportunity to explore deeper teachings, reducing their chance of seeing what is really going on. One may stay safe, but risk being fraudulent to your deepest self, the one that directed you to seek out the Art in the first place.
So, by and large, if you meet someone highly skilled, it is because they settled under a good enough teacher long enough.
Certain truths are non-negotiable.

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So that's like,it's a knock out going back to the start again wet & soggy.(game show from the 70's 80's.

As a beginner the texts of the Tai Chi Classics are by turns exciting, magical, impenetrable and useless.
Nothing replaces personal practice, knowledgeable teaching and useful training partners.
However the Classics can help encourage and hold all this together.
The value of the Classics is immeasurable (if the Art in your lineage is alive).
Keep the Art Alive.
#taichi #martialarts #meditation #wellness #kungfu #strength #alive
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As a beginner the texts of the Tai Chi Classics are by turns exciting, magical, impenetrable and useless.
Nothing replaces personal practice, knowledgeable teaching and useful training partners.
However the Classics can help encourage and hold all this together.
The value of the Classics is immeasurable (if the Art in your lineage is alive).
Keep the Art Alive.
#taichi #martialarts #meditation #wellness #kungfu #strength #alive

Tai Chi Chuan means Supreme Ultimate Fist, meaning the most elevated martial art expression possible. The Supreme Ultimate is a Taoist philosophical concept. Use Tai Chi training to keep cutting through to your idea of supreme ultimate. As you get closer, your idea of supreme ultimate will change. So keep dispelling delusion and cut through to it again. Repeat this until death. To those sufficiently behind you on the journey, you will seem to be at the Supreme Ultimate.
Train Tai Chi daily. Stay grounded. Live reality, experience the unlimited.
#taichi #martialarts #yoga #chikung #qigong #meditation #mindful #paradox #bereal
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Tai Chi Chuan means Supreme Ultimate Fist, meaning the most elevated martial art expression possible. The Supreme Ultimate is a Taoist philosophical concept. Use Tai Chi training to keep cutting through to your idea of supreme ultimate. As you get closer, your idea of supreme ultimate will change. So keep dispelling delusion and cut through to it again. Repeat this until death. To those sufficiently behind you on the journey, you will seem to be at the Supreme Ultimate.
Train Tai Chi daily. Stay grounded. Live reality, experience the unlimited.
#taichi #martialarts #yoga #chikung #qigong #meditation #mindful #paradox #bereal

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Glad you liked it Stephen. Yes. If you train the art without allowing it to change you, you will become like a pot bound plant. Free yourself from fixed views to begin fulfilling your possibility. This is in the direction of the supreme ultimate.

Sorry I've not been for a while again. Work and house commitments..... I will be there soon

This I have saved,I like the saying,train till death supreme ultimate a way of life?

Doing single leg Chi Kung posture four, moving into posture five and then suddenly realising you were supposed to be concentrating on the professional cricket match.
Luckily your colleagues around you are aware of your Tai Chi obsession and just laugh affectionately.
#taichi #addiction #positive #martialarts #chikung #qigong #mindfulness #meditation #obsessive
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Doing single leg Chi Kung posture four, moving into posture five and then suddenly realising you were supposed to be concentrating on the professional cricket match.
Luckily your colleagues around you are aware of your Tai Chi obsession and just laugh affectionately.
#taichi #addiction #positive #martialarts #chikung #qigong #mindfulness #meditation #obsessive

Bringing a traditional system alive is the only thing that makes sense. Without being able to draw successfully on the work of the ancestors, we are alone in our endeavour. Our training methods turn pages in history into lived reality. We train Mind, Body and Spirit from beginner to advanced levels.
Feel, know, embrace The Tao (The Way).
#taichi #qigong #kungfu #martialarts #wellbeing #mindfulness #meditation #fitness #yoga #spiritual #selfdefence #selfdevelopment #enlightenment #tao
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Bringing a traditional system alive is the only thing that makes sense. Without being able to draw successfully on the work of the ancestors, we are alone in our endeavour. Our training methods turn pages in history into lived reality. We train Mind, Body and Spirit from beginner to advanced levels.
Feel, know, embrace The Tao (The Way).
#taichi #qigong #kungfu #martialarts #wellbeing #mindfulness #meditation #fitness #yoga #spiritual #selfdefence #selfdevelopment #enlightenment #tao

4 months ago

Master Ding Academy Midlands Traditional Tai Chi Chuan

Day two of Master John and Alan Ding visiting Northampton. Pretty much 30 again for push hands and applications. So grateful for the Dings coming to visit us and show us the potential of Tai Chi. Many thanks to all of you that could come training this weekend. We all hope and wish for their return next year. It was very, very successful. Everyone seems totally blown away by the sheer presence and power of these accomplished Masters and all we were able to experience and learn. Sifu John Ding also promised that everyone will never have laughed and had so much fun training before. This was also true. As he always says, "the subtleties of internal application cannot be adequately described in words, but must be experienced and felt".
Thanks as well to the venue staff. The catering was excellent. Fernie Fields is a charity, run by volunteers. Well worth looking into for your sporting or other event needs. They have a lot of facilities.
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First day of Master John Ding and Alan Ding in Northampton completed. Around 30 of us got together and trained Yi and Spiralling. Tomorrow, push hands and then applications. Great people, great time.
18 of us went to celebrate after at The Mayflower. More fun!
All of us can't wait for tomorrow!
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What a fabulous opportunity for everyone ūüėä

The food was great .ūüôā

Happening tomorrow. If you want to come it is still possible. We'll make room for you.
For those who are coming, see you all tomorrow!
All the best,
Nick Cheang.
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Happening tomorrow. If you want to come it is still possible. Well make room for you. 
For those who are coming, see you all tomorrow!
All the best,
Nick Cheang.

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I hope everyone has a great time and lots of Tai Chi love to you and Rachel

Hope all goes well. With you in spirit if not in body.

There are still a few spaces, but they are booking up. If you'd like to be part of this, do contact us. We will do our best to fit you in.
You can train with them on Saturday, Sunday or both days.
#taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #Master
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There are still a few spaces, but they are booking up. If youd like to be part of this, do contact us. We will do our best to fit you in.
You can train with them on Saturday, Sunday or both days.
#taichi #taichinorthampton #northampton #martialarts #wellness #yoga #chikung #qigong #master
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