The Dragon's Head Blog
European Centre Colchester
Three Beginner Weekends in Great Britain
The weekend of 18-19 June saw three beginner weekends occurring, in Cambridge, Colchester and Edinburgh. Over 200 people appeared to learn and practice Taoist Tai Chi® arts in these three locations. In their own words (and pictures)…. Cambridge – A very enjoyable weekend. Friendly instructors and good food. I would recommend to others. [Pete] – What […]
Tea Party in the Style of the Sixties
The tea party at Colchester has become an annual event. This time it had a 60’s theme and was at the weekend. As always there was lots of fun and lots of food.
Gardening Day at the Centre in Colchester, England
What do you think of when you think of Taoist Tai Chi® arts? Here in Colchester we are busy with gardening, tai chi and plenty of food. The dragon now has eyes.
Colchester – coming to a close
The latest International Workshop in Great Britain closed with a vote of thanks by Crispin, and a show of appreciation by the participants. Andrew gave news of the Fenway, and everyone gave a big cheer for the kitchen team.
Colchester workshop – all together
All together – 193 participants for 5 days, and a further 51 for the weekend – plus volunteer helpers.
Colchester – Sunday morning at Home
Early Sunday morning in Colchester, before the programme starts, participants visit the shrine, and practice together.
Colchester – whole-body turning
Saturday afternoon – Andrew asked Theo from Cambridge and Yvonne from Netherlands to practice Single Whip, and talk about how it feels.
Colchester fishing update part 2
Saturday morning: Catherine from Suffolk has been seen to walk with the aid of two trekking poles, so Andrew invited her to find her inner fishing rod instead. The effects were clear to see, and she spoke of how it felt. Dave from Cambridgeshire has lived with MS for many years, and always speaks very […]
Colchester – the Weekend starts here
Saturday morning, and another 60 people join the International Workshop. The Set now fills the hall, before words of welcome for the new arrivals.
Colchester fishing update part 1
On Friday night, while reviewing our Needle at Sea Bottom, Andrew asked Crispin to demonstrate how the structure is like a fishing rod, and soon we were all catching fish together.
A Morning Set at IWS in Colchester, UK
In Great Britain, Colchester hosted a five-day International Workshop led by Andrew Hung, from Toronto in Canada. Here is part of the story of the program exploring the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. In Colchester, Friday morning started with a set and a time for quiet standing.
Opening the Shoulder at IWS in Colchester, UK
In Great Britain, Colchester hosted a five-day International Workshop led by Andrew Hung, from Toronto in Canada. Here is part of the story of the program exploring the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. On Friday afternoon in Colchester Andrew invited Johan from the Netherlands to talk about the functioning of the shoulder. Jim from Great Britain […]
Exploring the Danyu at IWS in Colchester, UK
In Great Britain, Colchester hosted a five-day International Workshop led by Andrew Hung, from Toronto in Canada. Here is part of the story of this program exploring the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. The Thursday afternoon session worked on the danyu. We did some; Andrew explained some principles. The conversation with the French-speakers was as light […]
Luncheon Celebrating Chinese New Year in Colchester, UK
In Great Britain, Colchester hosted a five-day International Workshop led by Andrew Hung, from Toronto in Canada. On Thursday at lunchtime we hosted a Chinese New Year celebration which started with a keenly anticipated lion dance. Our invited guests included Sir Bob Russell, former Member of Parliament for Colchester and now High Steward of Colchester, […]
Seasonal Celebrations at the European Centre
On Friday evening at the European Centre in Colchester the weekend’s activities began with chanting the “Ten Thousand Bhuddas” sutra for the Autumn Moon Festival. This was followed on Saturday morning with over a hundred participants taking part in our last intensive of the year. Everyone joined in with the karaoke dan-yus singing “Jingle Bells” […]
Happy to Help
Here are just a few of the generous people who contributed to the Colchester Food Bank this Christmas. The food bank support people in need in the local area. The local branch that organised the collection wish to thank everyone for their kind donations – we weighed in at 193.7 kg, which gave us a nice target for next […]
School visit to the centre
Pupils from St George’s School took some time out from their classroom lessons to visit the Taoist Tai Chi European Centre in Colchester. After a long walk from their school they were welcomed by a small team of volunteers. They sat enthralled, listening to the story of The Crane and the Snake and Master Moy’s […]