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‘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 […]
Study concludes: GP’s should prescribe Tai Chi

Study concludes: GP’s should prescribe Tai Chi

A Study by the University of British Columbia concluded that: “Tai Chi can improve some physical performance outcomes in four chronic conditions…but not at the expense of worsening pain or dyspnoea [breathlessness],” ……. “may provide a suitable exercise stimulus for people with several comorbidities,” and could be used as a complementary therapy in some long term conditions.” Read […]
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 […]
Taoist Tai Chi helps with “very grim” Parkinson’s challenge

Taoist Tai Chi helps with “very grim” Parkinson’s challenge

Simple activities like putting on a coat were becoming a challenge for Assunta Scaini as she struggled with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as constant tremors, stiffness, fatigue, poor balance and frequent falls. Assunta started practicing Taoist Tai Chi in Toronto 30 years ago. Within just a few weeks she started to feel good again […]
Development surge underway in downtown Dunedin

Development surge underway in downtown Dunedin

Meanwhile, a short distance south of downtown, the Taoist Tai Chi Society is deep into its formidable rehabilitation of the 1920s era Mediterranean-style Fenway hotel property on Edgewater Drive (Alternate 19) it bought three years ago for $2.8 million. The interior has been gutted and the structure is being reinforced where needed, society President Pegoty Packman […]
Brightening up a grey summer

Brightening up a grey summer

Awareness Day in East Anglia, Great Britain, August 29 2015           A meal and an intensive on Friday night, then chanting, jai and Awareness Day on Saturday, the one day of the week it didn’t rain, made for a full and enjoyable weekend. We accompanied a rock concert in the park […]
Reaching out the Portuguese Speaking Community in Greater Toronto Area

Reaching out the Portuguese Speaking Community in Greater Toronto Area

Over the last years the Portuguese Association has been continuously sending information about the International Awareness Day (IAD) to the Portuguese Language Media of Toronto. The objective has been to reach out  the considerably big Portuguese Speaking Community resident in Greater Toronto Area. In 2011 the contact with the Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto opened […]
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