14-15 April Tai Ji Circle’s Easter Retreat with Shifu Liu
Our Easter Retreat was nearly a no-go event as the London Irish Centre where we had booked since February had forgotten our booking, we were saved by Stephen at the Islington Chinese Association who gave permission for us to use their lovely hall instead, what a huge relief it was available! So after warm ups and silk reeling in Camden Square Gardens we trooped off to Holloway and the welcoming warmth of the ICA premises. We studied Laojia Yi Lu the classic Chen Tai JI long form, with students following and watching movements of Shifu Liu, on day two we started with the meditative qi gong practice to give us energy and continued on through the routine.
Finishing with pick-a-posture from the form, for Shifu Liu to adjust and several students also got lucky and had a relaxing Tui Na Massage with Shifu Liu, who is also a specialist in Chinese Massage Therapy. Great weekend of training and thanks all around for those who came from near and far, and Shifu for teaching us.
1 April TJC’s Free tai chi class in the park
Free Saturday Chen Taiji in Camden Square today in the sunshine, large and small circles of Chansi gong, silk reeling exercises… come and try it, 12.00-13.30 every 1st Saturday of the month, next one is 4 June, Camden Square Gardens NW1.
11 March Chen 56 Competition Form Workshop
Great workshop with Shifu Liu working through the complexities of the specially formulated 56 movement Chen routine to show the Chen style taijiquan characteristics in the setting of a competition.
5 February Shifu Liu gives a Chen Tai Ji Demonstration for the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shifu Liu demonstrates Sifang Quan, his Chen Four Direction Fist Form at the ATCM Association’s 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration in London. This short routine practiced in both directions is well balanced, good for beginners to learn, is calming and a tai ji qi gong therapy for health and well-being.
4 February Chinese New Year at the Islington Chinese Association in London
Tai Ji Circle Chen Taijiquan demonstrations and practice session at the Islington Chinese Association, a lovely celebration and collaboration for us to be part of the ICA’s Fire Rooster party and celebrations. As always we are very grateful, and huge thanks go to our students who supported us, coming from far and wide across London to participate.
HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER 2017