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News comes to Edinburgh from around the world

News comes to Edinburgh from around the world

To illustrate the ‘international’ component of our International Workshop, Marsha asked representatives from around the world to tell the Edinburgh participants some news of what’s going for the Society in their various home countries. We heard from Ireland, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Netherlands, Hungary, GB, Portugal – representatives are pictured, right to left. […]
Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin

Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin

We’re Skyping again, and this time Marsha calls Pegoty and Jean in Dunedin, Florida, where the Fenway renovation is swarming with carpenters and demolition crews. We hear of how the old elevator (pictured) was hoisted out of the building – or was it an illustration of the dan-yu? Members from Edinburgh will be on the […]
A wobble at the top of the kick

A wobble at the top of the kick

Tuesday in Edinburgh, and the catering crew encounters the equivalent of a ‘wobble at the top of the kick’, when the oven overheats and the smoke forces a brief evacuation of the kitchen. As well-trained tai-chi-er’s, Elizabeth and the team recover their balance and serve the planned (and delicious) sausage pasta bake only 10 minutes […]
Happy Anniversary, Kincardine, Ontario

Happy Anniversary, Kincardine, Ontario

Kincardine culminated several months of celebrating their fifteen years of practising the Taoist Arts on October 3rd 2015. Forty seven participants enjoyed an intensive in the afternoon. At a banquet in the evening, seventy five people, including our local member of the Provincial Parliament, Kincardine’s Mayor and a representative from Central Region Management Committee, listened […]
International Workshop in Kraków, Poland

International Workshop in Kraków, Poland

Five day International workshop in Krakow held from the 4th to 8th of July, gathered 245 participants from 11 countries: Canada, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Switzerland and Poland. What did we experience from Tony Kwong’s teachings? A little bit of everything: there were sets, tor yus, don yus, set’s elements practised […]
International Workshop held in Portland, Oregon

International Workshop held in Portland, Oregon

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, Portland Branch, hosted an International Workshop in Portland, Oregon on September 26-27.  The Workshop had one hundred participants from nine states and Canada.  The Workshop was led by Verity Rolfe, an international instructor from Vancouver, Canada, Pacific region. The Workshop included large and small group sessions, working […]
‘High five’ in Helmond

‘High five’ in Helmond

A good ‘high five’ uses all five fingers and not three or four. This is what we discovered during the International Instructors Workshop in Helmond (9-13 September). It has a great effect on our tai chi. This and many others things were taught by Joé Thibault and Louis Blaquière who were leading the workshop. The […]
International Workshop in Budapest

International Workshop in Budapest

In early September 167 participants from 8 countries gathered together in Budapest to attend a two-day international workshop led by Joé Thibault and Louis Blaquiere. In an easy-going and cheerful atmosphere, we had a chance to participate and enjoy a well-rounded and full program. A major focus was on the eyes, which help connect the […]
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