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International Seniors’ Day Preparations in Great Britain 0

International Seniors’ Day Preparations in Great Britain

What’s happening in Great Britain for International Seniors’ Day? Where can you come and participate in the events that we are organising? On Sunday 01 October, in both Colchester and Edinburgh, we’re having a day of celebration based around the global video link-up at 15:00.   Branches around the country are organising displays and open […]
Finding Balance, Timing and Feeling at International Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland 0

Finding Balance, Timing and Feeling at International Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland

The first international workshop after CIT (Continuing Instructor in Training) Week is a particularly friendly and intimate event. Participants have been practising a potent mixture of foundation exercises and moves from the set.     We’ve been working on some of themes from CIT Week – balance, timing, feeling – and discovering that these can […]
Awareness Day Display in Edinburgh, Great Britain 0

Awareness Day Display in Edinburgh, Great Britain

For the second of TTCS Great Britain’s Awareness Day displays this year members from around the Scottish region were joined by early arrivals for the two-day international workshop. We did many sets, we attracted attention, we spoke to people and we ran taster sessions.  We brought a little bit of our International Awareness Day in […]
Fun, Learning, Balance in England 0

Fun, Learning, Balance in England

Over 100 people, including 25 new participants, enjoyed a beginners’ weekend at the European Centre in Colchester. While the weather was unusually hot, the group succeeded in getting all the way through the set. There was also some storytelling about Master Moy and how the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® arts came to Great […]
Afternoon Tea in South East Essex, Great Britain 0

Afternoon Tea in South East Essex, Great Britain

On 29th April, South East Essex branch members met at a local garden centre tea room to enjoy an afternoon tea together. The dress code was ‘wear your brightest tai chi T-shirt’ — and we did! The tea room kindly let us use their outside space to practice a tai chi set in the garden […]
Chinese New Year Banquet in Colchester, United Kingdom 0

Chinese New Year Banquet in Colchester, United Kingdom

Returning to the origin … participants at the Fung Lok Kok workshop in Colchester prepared and served a delicious Chinese New Year banquet for 150 people, with 20 invited guests. Speakers included Jim Nicholson of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, and Sir Bob Russell, High Steward of Colchester. Diners enjoyed watching a display of […]
Fung Loy Kok Workshop in Colchester, United Kingdom 0

Fung Loy Kok Workshop in Colchester, United Kingdom

Cultivating stillness …  Taoist saan fa chanting, practiced around a table; Confucian chanting including the Ten Thousand Buddhas sutra, practiced in front of the high shrine; and quiet sitting.  These are just some of the methods of cultivating stillness, under the gentle guidance and encouragement of workshop leaders Sean Dennison and Jim Nicholson.
Festive Party in United Kingdom 0

Festive Party in United Kingdom

The festive season started wonderfully for us in Great Britain with an intensive led by President Crispin Barker, a beautiful meal, crazy quiz and musical entertainment with full-blooded participation, including a rowdy and fun version of Twelve Days of Christmas with each group taking a verse/day and performing actions.  Can you identify any of the days […]
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