Advancement of the sword form

Advancement of the sword form

Congratulations to the Sword short form class, who finished their form at the end of November. It was great experience and the short sword form is very dynamic and has some beautiful postures. There was a good attendance and some mental toughness with the class as we had to endure some chilli nights in the garden, with the odd drop of rain here and there.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Hi all, I just wanted to briefly discuss, the importance of taking the correct nutrition for health and for training. Being a vegan, it has now become very easy to obtain your supplements from various sources. However, being a vegan, we caught in the price trap, that it becomes expensive because the products are organic, non GMO, Gluten free and pure Vegan. This is one of the major issues of being a Vegan. For the next few weeks I will post a series of information here on the website to help you gain a better understanding in how you can improve your health and performance in Tai Chi and other activities, however for this article I will keep it to Tai Chi.

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Busy Students

Busy Students

You all move at such incredible speed, it is impossible for me to keep up with you all and the things that you all get up to.  Is here is an update.Liz, recently went to America, to visit her family and friends, and held a workshop in Seattle. So well done Liz and always good to know that there is always some time for Tai Chi, regardless of where you are.

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Ten Years of Tai Chi

Ten Years of Tai Chi

Come January 2018, the school will have been running for ten years. Sue and I arrived here in January 2008 and what an incredible journey it has been. I will write an article in January to celebrate the event, but I welcome some suggestions as in how we can all enjoy this special day. Let me know in the comments box below.

On another note, I would like to say thank you to all of you for a great year, even though we have all had our set backs in life,

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Hidden Talent - Wooden Swords

Hidden Talent - Wooden Swords

There is so much talent within the school, but not necessarily with just Tai Chi. I have been trying to resolve a particular problem for the sword class, which is to able them to purchase a wooden sword for training and to bring to the class. However as most of us know, living in Cyprus can be frustrating when having to import products and swords being one of them, as it can become quite an expensive task.

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Beginners sword class starts next week

Beginners sword class starts next week

It has been three years since I started teaching the first sword form class to the students and now we have an advanced group and a new beginners group as well, which has made very happy to see people overcoming the belief that training to use a sword is purely a Marshall art. It is a instead something very powerful and beautiful to take up, as the sword form, promotes health and raises the and strengthens your Qi.

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The Garden is ready

The Garden is ready

I would like to say a very big thank you to all of you came along on Saturday and helped prepare the garden for us all to train in. It was a great team effort, and for you all to give up your Saturday morning was really kind of you. There was a lot to do and everyone worked so hard and tirelessly, I am so humbled and grateful to have you all in my life.So thank you to Sue Worwood, Machi, Soty, Yianna, Paola, Nicoletta, Diane, Liz, Chris, Constantinos, Song and Amaryllis for all of your help and for bringing

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Beginners Sword form Class

Beginners Sword form Class

Hi all, I will be starting a new beginners sword form class soon and I would like to invite all beginners, who would like to be part of a weekly class learning the traditional Yang Style Tai Chi 32 step short sword form. The form is practised slowly the same as the regular forms, so need to worry, I promise no jumping off walls and fighting each other. This is a solo form, and below I have included a small video of part of the form for you to all get a feeling in how its practised.

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Thank you from Grand Master John

Thank you from Grand Master John

A big heart felt thank you to all of you who attended the ceremony for our recently departed and munched love, Grand Master John. It was a beautiful ceremony made great by all of you who turned up and prayed for him and thankingthose of you who could not make it, praying from a distance. It was all felt and every single one of you who contributed by praying, meditating and just sending your love has helped him to safely cross to the other side.

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Ceremony for Grand Master John

Grand Master Johns funeral will be held on the 18th January 2017, so in order to give our thanks and to offer him a safe and peaceful journey to spirit world, I would like to invite you to a gathering at the school on 18th January starting at 7:30 pm and will run to 9:30 pm. It will be a drop in session, where you will be able to pray and meditate on your own in the silence of our offerings. You can stay as long as you like or for the whole two hours, it is up to you and if you are unable to make it, your prayers from wherever you are will be gratefully received.

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Tales of the Tassles

Tales of the Tassles

As most of you know, a group of students came together to learn the Yang style sword form. This was a while back and since then they have completed both long and short forms. i would like to congratulate them all for recently completing the long form and for working outside in all weathers, working hard as the forms are quite demanding and raising themselves to a standard, which is very good.

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