Autumn Newsletter Monday 21 November 2005 at 5:15 pm
The Autumn Newsletter is out. Members should get their copy in the post.
You can view the PDF version.
Tai Chi for Health - released Thursday 20 October 2005 at 10:28 am
Tai Chi for HealthThe new book - Tai Chi for Health - written by TCUGB member Master Liming Yue and Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei was officially released at the International Tai Chi Festival and the third International Exchange Competition opening ceremony in China in August 2005. It is now available to purchase online at http://www.shop.taichicentre.com.
This full colour book focuses on the health benefits of Tai Chi, concentrating on the official Chen Style 18 Short Form, Silk Reeling Energy and Qigong exercises. The book contains detailed illustrated instructions and in-depth discussion of the theories behind the practice. The text offers an unprecedented insight into the techniques and theory of Chen Style Tai Chi. The authors bring together their vast knowledge, teaching experience and cultural understanding to create a work that is accessible to western students whilst keeping all the important detail often lost in translations. You can see samples of the book or download the PDF version of the book at: http://www.chenzhenglei.taichicentre.com
Euro Wirral Tai Chi Competition Friday 23 September 2005 at 6:28 pm
The taichi college tells us:
Congratulations to Sarah Pearson-Pek who did us proud in the recent Euro Wirral Tai Chi Competition.
She came is 2nd place in the Tai Chi forms Intermediate and 3rd place in the Beginners weapons with the Sabre Form.
The British Cehen Style Tai Chi College is proud of her efforts.
Well done Sarah!
Tai Chi Scam, Instructors Beware Wednesday 14 September 2005 at 9:24 pmQuite a few instructors have had this email:
My name is Williams, i lived at Powerscroft Road, Hackney. I have a son who is interested in learning Tai Chi, So i mail to confirm if you can teach my son .
I will like you to tell me your qualifications and how many years you have been teaching Tai Chi.
Moreso, i will like you to tell me how much it will cost me for 6 months (1hr a day and 5 times a week) and your phone number for easy communications and your Mailing Address where the payment will be send to.. As i'm ready to make all neccessary payment as soon as possibe.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
NB: He is a Beginner..
This is a scam. The idea is you forward a price to them, they send a cheque which will normally be more than you asked for, e.g. cost = £3000.00, cheque equals £5000.00. Immediately they say "not a problem, bank the cheque, just send us a cheque for the difference". Eventually their cheque bounces, and you are £2000.00 out of pocket. This is also a form of money laundering.
thanks to Antony Court and David Hackett for the heads up.
CMC in Hong Kong Wednesday 24 August 2005 at 10:43 pmA member is heading for Hong Kong in October hoping to participate in some morning Tíai Chi sessions. If anyone knows of a suitable contact, please send it to me and I'll pass it along.
Yuen Feng Shu information sought Wednesday 24 August 2005 at 10:40 pmThe TCUGB got this request for help, if you have any information send it to me and I'll pass it along. (John Johnston)
I am after some help! I got this link of Master Wang Haijun website.
I am currently learning and teaching a Martial Art style called "Yuen Feng Shu" (Combined Soft Arts) in UK.
I am trying to trace the history of this style, sadly my Instructor died in april 2001. His Instructor possibly a Rob Gilston from Cumbria went to China with some Chinese families through "The Chinese Cultural Society" do you have any info on this as well?
A Chinese family who were involved was mentioned to me one person called Richard Ling plus other Ling family members who were living and still may live in Newcastle (this would of been 60's or 70's) and up and down the Chinese Communities (Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, possibly even Manchester. Other Chinese families were also involved Lee's, Chan, etc.
Any help would be great as this style and my Instructor means a lot to me, and I told him I would find the other people involved. Would you please ask around the Chinese community. There were also some Martial Art demonstration pictures on a Chinatown website I found.
I was also told these Ling's and Lee's families did Martial Art and Weapons demonstrations up and down the country.
The 3rd Totnes Festival Of Chinese Arts Saturday 30 July 2005 at 09:51 amUnion Member Matthew Rochford let us know about the The 3rd Totnes Festival Of Chinese Arts which is on Saturday 15 Sunday 16 October 2005
Quite a few Union members are involved including Luke Shepherd, Angus Clark and instructors from Zhong Ding.
Last years event saw 500 people through the doors and raised a lot of money for charity.
Totnes Civic Hall, South Devon (above Totnes Market)
10am - 4pm (Saturday) - 11-5pm (Sunday)
Celebrating the richness of Traditional Chinese Arts (martial,
cultural and healing) in an atmosphere of co-operation and openness.
- Lion Dance - Festival Shows - Workshops
- Tai Chi - Kung Fu - Qi Gong - Acupuncture - Chinese Brush Painting -Kids Workshops
- Health Awareness (MS, Epilepsy, Elderly, Mobility) - Tui Na Massage-Herbal Medicine
Things kick off at 10.30am. There will be two main Festival Shows this year featuring an amazing Lion Dance and some awesome Kung Fu and Tai Chi Demos.
Talks, workshops and Tui Na Massage sessions will run in between the shows.
•Costs: £1 entrance fee, kids p. All Saturday Workshops only £2 (£1
for children). All Talks are free.
•Tui Na Massage is available at only £2 per session.
•All profits go to charity (The Rowcroft Hospice and The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society).
TAI CHI CHUAN MAGAZINE Issue 20 out Now Saturday 16 July 2005 at 10:44 amTAI CHI CHUAN MAGAZINE
The art of effortless power - Peter Ralston's Cheng Hsin T'ui Shou by Klaus-Heinrich Peters
Tíai Chi, Falls and Balance by Mike Tabrett & Sandra Core
Meet Libi Welthy
Meet Bernie Nash
Book Review The Middle Path of Tai Chi
European Internal Arts Journal Issue 2 out Now Saturday 16 July 2005 at 10:35 amA special publication for serious practitioners of Chinese Internal Arts. 156 pages in English & French. Produced twice yearly. Issue No 2 includes Mike Sigman - Full Interview , Yiquan, An Overview of Qigong, Baguazhang, Yangsheng Daoyin Gong, Epi Van De Pol Interview among many other articles. Single issue £8.00 or two year subscription £30. buy online
AGM Tuesday 14 June 2005 at 10:38 pmTCUGB AGM NOTTINGHAM - 18 JUNE 2005 Venue: Sport Nottingham Leisure Complex Meadow Lane Nottingham
The Technical Panel meeting is at 1pm.
The Executive meeting is at 2pm.
The AGM is at 3pm until 4pm.
17th British Open Tai Chi Championships Results Saturday 11 June 2005 at 7:57 pm17th British Open Tai Chi Championships Results
TRUE STORIES OF QIGONG HEALING Saturday 07 May 2005 at 08:43 amTCUGB instructor Paul H. Crompton let us know about a new book he is publishing:
TRUE STORIES OF QIGONG HEALING
by Master Yap Soon Yeong and Dr. Chok Hiew, Ph.D
Published by Paul H. Crompton Ltd. 13.95
ISBN 1 874250 61 8
Master Yap was born in Malaysia and studied qigong, praying mantis and tai chi, as well as several forms of healing peculiar to the Malay peninsula. (more)
Spring 2005 Newsletter Wednesday 04 May 2005 at 7:21 pmSpring 2005 Newsletter pdf
News of the TCUGB AGM, major events and more.
TCUGB AGM NOTTINGHAM - 18 JUNE 2005 Saturday 23 April 2005 at 8:26 pmTCUGB AGM NOTTINGHAM
The AGM of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. Also there is an informal pushing hands meet in Nottingham on the morning of the same day and at the same venue.
West Yorkshire Teachers self facilitating workshops Wednesday 06 April 2005 at 6:04 pmJohn Rowland is organising an interesting series of workshops, he tells us:
It is looking likely that some self facilitating workshops will get off the ground here in West Yorkshire. They would be during the day and suitable mainly for teachers who want to push hands, exchange ideas and exchange experiences, skills, etc. with others. People of all styles would be welcome. It would provide a space where people who mainly teach beginners could extend themselves and hone long-neglected skills.
The first get-together will be on Thursday, the 21st April at 10.30 am. (more)
pre- competition Judges Seminar at British Open Tuesday 05 April 2005 at 09:03 amThere will be a Judges Seminar at the BRITISH OPEN TAI CHI CHAMPIONSHIPS
9.30-10.30 am, at Oxford on the 10th April. Judges who wish to attend and talk/demonstrate their style can do so.
Please contact Gary Wragg or Dan Docherty prior to the event.
The report on the 1ST JUDGES SEMINAR, Nottingham, Sunday February the 13th, 2005.
1ST JUDGES SEMINAR, Nottingham, Sunday February the 13th, 2005 Tuesday 05 April 2005 at 08:57 amA report on the 1ST JUDGES SEMINAR, Nottingham, Sunday February the 13th, 2005 by TCUGB chairman Gary Wragg, has been published.
Judging Points of Tai Chi Page update Tuesday 05 April 2005 at 08:51 amThe Judging Points of Tai Chi Page has been updated, with the additon of information for the WU STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN.
Sun Style BaGua DVDs Friday 25 March 2005 at 10:40 amUnion instructor Joanna Zorya tells us she has made some more instructional videos. The latest two titles are:
A Martial Foundation for Baguazhang
Sun Style Baguazhang
More details can be found DVDs: SUN LU TANG
Joanna also has some online articles the latest on is The Way of Water
Lilun Topic Issue 2 Wednesday 23 March 2005 at 6:25 pmLilun Topic Issue 2 is out: Wu Tai Chi - Uk
Wu Tai Chi - Uk have allowed us to publish a couple of extracts on our articles page.
Nottingham Open Results 13 Feb 2005 Monday 14 March 2005 at 5:50 pmNottingham Open Results 13 Feb 2005
European InternalArts journal Wednesday 02 March 2005 at 5:51 pm2nd issue in production!
A message from the editors
Dear friends We are currently preparing the 2nd issue of the European Internal Arts Journal which we intend to publish in May 2005.
Whilst we have a number of high quality articles on hand we welcome contributions in the following areas. (more)
Studios Available to Hire at Moving Arts Base Wednesday 02 March 2005 at 4:35 pmMoving Arts Base
134 Liverpool Road
Tel 020 7609 6969/ 07906 903 838
Moving Arts Base (more)
Brian Cookman Sunday 20 February 2005 at 08:36 amBrian Cookman one our long-standing members passed away on Friday 18th February 2005 at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, at the age of 59.
Brian emailed me early January after returning from holiday in South Africa. During his holiday he became aware of some pains and following a scan discovered he has cancerous growths. Despite this harsh news he remained (at least of the surface) in very good spirits and asked friends and fellow taiji players to meditate to help him through his difficult times.
In the early days of the Unionís magazine Brian helped me out with professional layout advice and was always on hand when I needed to learn some new software. On a few occasions he happened to be in Glasgow on business and we met now and again for a few drinks and a chat. At the last Tai Chi Caledonia he was delighted to be invited to teach at the weekend and by all accounts his work was very well received by all who attended his courses. Brian also contributed much to the Tai Chi Health Forum. Despite my Scottish roots I had a great affection for Brianís qualities which to me, in a true sense, carried the very essence of a English gentleman. In all my dealings with Brian he was friendly, helpful with never a bad word to say for anyone. His passing is sad loss to the internal arts community.
Proposed ban of swords in Scotland Sunday 06 February 2005 at 09:48 amEva Koskuba tells us more about the Proposed ban of swords in Scotland:
I think Ronnie has already written on behalf of TCUGB to oppose the above bill. But I thought you might be personally interested in this petition against the proposed bill to ban the sale and use of swords in Scotland.
There's an article about it here, and lots more on the web if you search under 'Scottish sword ban'
McConnell cracks down on knife crime
Martial arts and re-enactment groups will be badly affected if this bill goes through, and many people think it will pave the way for similar legislation in England. If you agree, please feel free pass it on to others who might be interested.
BRITISH OPEN TAI CHI CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 05 February 2005 at 1:15 pmBRITISH OPEN TAI CHI CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE 11th FESTIVAL OF CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS & THE 17th BRITISH OPEN TAI CHI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Open to all styles / associations
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL FORMS
JUNIOR & VETERAN FORMS
CHINESE FULL CONTACT WEAPONS
Come & watch or take part at BLACKBIRD LEYS LEISURE CENTRE, Pegasus Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford.
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2005, DOORS OPEN 9am, STARTS 10am.
Comments are off Thursday 06 January 2005 at 6:51 pmI've remove the opportunity to comment on the posts here. We were getting a hugh amout of comment spam advertising various unsavory websites.
If you do wish to comment on anything on the board, please let me know via email and I'll post it for you.
TAI CHI CHUAN MAGAZINE Winter 2004 Saturday 01 January 2005 at 10:16 amnew issue of the magazine should have arrive at members addresses. You can buy extra copies, or instructor members can get exta copies to distribute to students.
You can read some of the magazine online.
We are adding to new sections to the site:
Meet The Teacher which will have the text from that section of the magazine.
and the magazine letters page.
Happy New Year