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July 2019

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Happy Easter Everyone. 

I hope you are all well and rested. 
Term 2 starts this week and I am looking forward to seeing you all again.

Term 2, 2019 (10 weeks)
Wednesday April 24 - Croydon 
Thursday April 25 - Chirnside Park (even though it's ANZAC Day)
Saturday April 27 - Mooroolbark
Monday April 29 - Blackburn. (9 weeks)

I have started a new class at Wyreena on Thursdays at 1:30 pm. We will be doing Ba Gua, which is a more modern style of Tai Chi which focuses on circular and continuous movements and is a little bit more rigorous than normal Tai Chi. It is really great fun. 
Here are a few examples.........
Daoist Bagua Master Lu Zijian 118 years old (2 minutes)
BaguaZhang(Eng sub)-Bát quái chưởng
(30 seconds)  
Another good example here, the second part of the final fight scene from The One, Jet Li.
10 Tenets of Taiqiquan.
Being empty, agile and keeping energy at the top of the head.
Pulling the chest in and stretching the back.
Relaxing the waist.
Being able to differentiate “full” and “empty”.
Lower the shoulders and let the elbows fall freely.
Using creative thought, rather than muscular strength.
Link what is high with what is low, what is low with what is high.
Joining the inside with the outside.
Changing the movement without interruption.
Searching for calm in the middle of movement.
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Welcome to our final newsletter for 2018 from our new MailChimp account!!

Hope you enjoy the read!!

Dates for your diary

The last classes for the year are this week with a special break up class at our Mooroolbark venue this coming Saturday 15th December from 11am to 12.30pm.  You are all welcome to attend. 

The first class for 2019 will be on
  • 12, 1 and 2pm Wednesday 30th January at the Wyreena venue
  • 6.30pm and 7.30pm Thursday 31st January at Chirnside Park;
  • 11am Saturday 2nd February at Mooroolbark
  • 1pm Monday 4th February at Eley Rd Blackburn


Eley Rd, Blackburn is our newest venue, combining our Blackburn and Mitcham classes commencing first term next year.

The class will be led by Jane and Josephine and run for one hour, in 2 parts.  Students requiring a shorter session are welcome for the first half hour of Qi Gong. The second half will be instruction in Taijiquan. This will be cater for both beginners and intermediate students.

Venue address: 87 Eley Rd, Blackburn
Time: 1pm
 All welcome.
The significance of the Tai Chi salute: As well as representing Yin and Yang, the right hollow fist represents skill, the left open palm represents virtue, and the left thumb over the hollow space in the right fist represents equality and unity.

Story from Trish

"In the 25 years of learning and practising Tai Chi, I have always struggled with having good balance, especially when doing a kick!!  That has changed in just a few months!  

Konrad starting talking about 'drawing up the pelvic floor muscles' to help engage the core muscles, and to imagine a thread drawing up from there, through the body and up through the top of the head.  This helps us to stand tall and straight.

Well what a difference!!  With daily practice I can now see that my balance has improved greatly!!



Jokes Corner

"I've been telling people about dried grapes - just raisin' awareness! 

What's another name for a tai chi instructor? A slow coach! ( a Konrad original) 


Konrad, Josephine and Jane were judges in this year's National WTQA competition at Monash University.
Below is a photo from our Spring Festival at Chirnside Park.
VIDEOS of interest.......
World Taijiquan Championships - Women's Group A Compulsory Chen Taijiquan - 1st Place CHN
More Awesome Bagua Against Grappling (八卦vs擒拿)
HEALTH TALK. Modern medicine finally discovers meridians. Jerry Tennant: Healing is Voltage -- The Physics of Emotions | EU2017
HEALTH TALK. Water has memory II - Prof. Bernd Kroeplin Water research Germany
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