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On November 7, the day of the planned 50th Anniversary celebrations, we gathered from all four branches in Italy for an Awareness Zoom.  Once more aware of the power of Taoist Tai ChiTM arts, of not being alone, of sharing Master Moy’s wise teachings.   It has been such an opportunity to be happy together, to share experiences, to […]
A happy constraint 0

A happy constraint

I must say that, until recently, I was not constant in my individual practice: a few exercises and only occasionally, given that our club was there for practicing with the others, so …The lockdown made it impossible to practice in a group and therefore practicing alone was the only option. It was a happy constraint […]
a set-saver on the wall 0

a set-saver on the wall

I work in an Epidemiology Department so, from the very beginning, the lock-down found me in so called smart working, meaning working at home with a big load, many hours a day, seven days a week. Tense and tired, I started practicing foundations, every now and then during the day, just to stretch and slow […]
My Tai Chi – a little every day 0

My Tai Chi – a little every day

The first time I practiced Tai Chi I overwhelmed my instructors with questions: why you do it like this, why you do it like that? It took some time for me to understand that perfection of and in the movement is not the goal. I have been patiently taught to imitate, listen, trust, make mistakes, […]
Every-day discovery 0

Every-day discovery

I have always known that Tai Chi works miracles on my health, but during this lockdown I have rediscovered its benefits in a more in-depth way, thanks to the perseverance in practising almost every day. After two months, I feel that my physical and mental health has enormously benefited from it! Initially, I could not […]
Straight to the goal! 0

Straight to the goal!

                          While we are all trying to deepen our personal practice and staying home, we were touched by the inspiring testimony of the members from the group “Five Fingers” (a group that has been practicing Taoist Tai Chi for three years), in Livorno, […]
Italy, first intensive of 2020 0

Italy, first intensive of 2020

In Florence last Saturday, after sharing the joy of practice in an intensive, the evening ended with a very Italian Tiramisù prepared by a member, to participate in the launch of the Society 50th anniversary!     Best wishes to all of us, lucky heirs of Master Moy’s teachings, all around the world 
Celebrating a Quarter of a Century in Italy 2

Celebrating a Quarter of a Century in Italy

Here we are in Florence celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Italy. We have spent a quarter of a century practicing, sharing, growing, overcoming problems and never missing having fun! We had a demo and a banquet in the evening followed by a weekend workshop with Carmen Capilla. Ciao a […]
Awareness Day in Italy 0

Awareness Day in Italy

In October we celebrated Taoist Tai Chi Awareness Day in the beautiful Piazza del Popolo, in Rome. It was a glorious sunny day and we had the opportunity to meet many persons.  We exchanged information and invited people to try the art, right there in the square.  And also in the four cities where we have […]
International Workshop in Rome, Italy 0

International Workshop in Rome, Italy

In Rome spring welcomed 96 members from seven countries (Czech Republic, Great Britain, Hungary, USA, Switzerland, Ireland and Italy) for the international workshop held by a joyful Carmen Capilla from Madrid, Spain. We worked on the foundations and on different parts of the set. The focus was on experiencing Taoist Tai Chi® as an internal […]
Saturday Nov 26: The Tiger’s Mouth in Italy 0

Saturday Nov 26: The Tiger’s Mouth in Italy

On Saturday November 26, 2016 “The Tiger’s Mouth” took place, an event that was held in our clubhouse in Florence and was attended by members from all Italian branches, non-members, doctors and health professionals. It was an important opportunity for all to share experiences and information. Gianluigi Occhipinti, rheumatologist, although not be present, made available […]
Awareness Day in Italy 0

Awareness Day in Italy

On Saturday October 8th, for the third time we celebrated the national Awareness Day, in the beautiful Piazza del Popolo in Rome.  Taoist Tai Chi® arts, “internal arts” as we know, were shown in the middle of “external art”, with churches, fountains, sculptures, arches from the XVI century witnessing the event, together with Michelangelo, Bernini […]
International Workshop in Rome 1

International Workshop in Rome

The weekend of the 9th and 10th of April Rome experienced another exciting international workshop, led by Paul Davies, member of the FLK Board of Directors and the ERC, and Kerstin Gummelt, member of the ERC. Participating were 87 people from seven different countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany and Italy). Paul reminded us that […]
Portugal, Italy & Spain Instructors Gathering 0

Portugal, Italy & Spain Instructors Gathering

  Southern European Centre, 20-21 June 2015 This weekend the Southern European Centre held our annual Instructors Gathering. For the first time the event included Italy, with 65 participants in total. Saturday morning was a Tai Chi session led by Madalena Carmona, Lucia Tiribilli and Jesús Vicens. Connecting the pushing from the feet with the […]
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