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First people in the world to do tai chi 0

First people in the world to do tai chi

When I was a kid I had two left feet. I was good at sport but anything that required grace, timing, co-ordination and balance was not an option for me, or my sister for that matter. You see both Jacqui and I cannot tell left from right. When we were forced to learn dancing at […]
New Zealand beginner’s first weekend 0

New Zealand beginner’s first weekend

The Learn Tai Chi in a Weekend program was held in Tauranga, New Zealand, on August 12-14. There were four absolute beginners surrounded over the weekend by six to eight instructors. What a ratio to ensure maximum learning. It was a daunting prospect for us newbies but the atmosphere over the whole weekend was relaxed […]
Tai chi adventures in wonderland 0

Tai chi adventures in wonderland

  There were tables and chairs set out across the room and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea. A somewhat mad affair in Lewis Carroll’s version, but in Nelson, New Zealand, it was quite civilised – the Queen of Hearts didn’t shout “Off with his head!”   A huge amount of work […]
Inaugural Seniors’ Workshop in New Zealand 0

Inaugural Seniors’ Workshop in New Zealand

A group of 16 seniors came together in Tauranga, New Zealand on Monday April 4, for the first seniors’ workshop to be held in New Zealand. After the participants worked on the foundations in the morning, with particular emphasis on danyus, the group left the clubrooms for a visit to the historic Elms Gardens the […]
Together Again in Wellington, New Zealand 0

Together Again in Wellington, New Zealand

Wherein a continuing instructor reports on an international workshop of Taoist Tai Chi® arts held in Wellington, New Zealand, March 16-20, 2016. Arriving early on the first day of the international workshop, I was thrilled to meet up with old friends and acquaintances from past workshops and other tai chi events. There is a real […]
In the news in New Zealand 0

In the news in New Zealand

Celebrating 25 years of tai chi Tauranga Taoist Tai Chi members are celebrating 25 years of the traditional exercise in New Zealand by completing 25 sets of more than 100 movements non-stop today. Read article > Slow-moving meditators complete Tai Chi marathon Silence filled the Tauranga Taioist Tai Chi studio yesterday as its members celebrated […]
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