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This is where to find out about our History series of workshops, led by our most senior Instructors and often by Chief Instructor Neil R. Hall. Most of these are aimed at people who have one of the teaching qualifications from Teaching Assistant up, but some are open more widely. Check the details for each workshop.

The Zoom link for on line workshops will be sent to you by e-mail.

Unless it says otherwise, the workshops are free of charge.

Your Tai Chi is a Myth

For Tai Chi Teachers
Thursday 20th January, 6-7.30 p.m.
On Line

People often criticise the stories about how Tai Chi evolved. Sadly, much of the criticism seeks only to replace one myth with another, with each myth intended to justifiy a particular style or way of teaching, or to appeal to a marketable audience. Founding your Tai Chi on a myth is like building your house on the sand. This workshop helps you see through the common myths that you may have unwittingly accepted, to found your art on something more solid.

Your TaeKwonDo is a Myth

For TKD Teachers
Thursday 17th February, 6-7.30 p.m.
On Line

General Choi set about creating a founding myth when he developed TaeKwonDo, and you may already be aware of the many critiques of that. But are you aware of the much more deep seated myths that TaeKwonDo has incorporated and seems to perpetuate? Many of these shape how we think about our art and how we teach our students. This workshop helps you identify and see through the common myths that you may have unwittingly accepted.

Your Budo is a Myth

For Mugai students and anyone in LCTKD who is interested
Thursday 23rd June, 6-7.30 p.m.
On Line

How often do we hear tales of the Samurai and their code of "Bushido," which we try to follow for ourselves. But the Samurai were not what you think and Bushido is a modern invention. So where does that leave us? This workshop explores what the Samurai really were, whether they had a code at all, and what that means for our martial arts.

Embedding History in your TaeKwonDo Teaching

For TKD Teachers
Thursday 4th August, 6-7.30 p.m.
On Line

Too often getting students to understand TaeKwonDo history is relegated to "theory" tests, where the teacher hands out a piece of paper with questions and their answers. It's a rote learning that at best perpetuates myth and at worst is forgotten the day after the exam it is swotted for. This workshop explores ways of bringing TaeKwonDo history to life in each and every class, in a way that engages and inspires your students.

Embedding History in your Tai Chi Teaching

For Tai Chi Teachers
Thursday 6th October, 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
Badsey

Tai Chi teachers are good at understanding the importance of history in informing their Tai Chi, but not so good at making that other than a series of little homilies. This workshop helps you learn to teach history through practice, and so embed it in your Tai Chi and that of your students.