We were truly thrilled to be able to put on our first Gekiken (sword sparring) workshop for our Mugai Ryu students, plus a TKD student who joined us for all the fun. Thanks to Robert Tyrrell who made it possible with the loan of all the kit. The video gives just a sense of the speed and precision required. There are also some really cool photos in our collection, which you can see with the link below.
World Tai Chi Day
A huge thank you and well done to all those who joined us for our World Tai Chi Day events at the magnificent Batsford Arboretum and the National Trust's beautiful Coughton Court on Saturday 30th April.
From tiny babies to people in their 80s, it was great to see so many people joining us. Thanks also to David O'Brien at Batsford and Louise Morey at Coughton Court for leading the events, and to all those Instructors, Tutors, Assistant Instructors and Teaching Assistants who helped out.
You can see our full set of photos in our special dropbox folder, and especially if you came to the Coughton Court event you should take a look to find yourself! Thanks to Russell Morey and Karen Meadows for contributing photos.
By the way, we have a new series of summer classes at Coughton Court. Visit our Coughton Court Page to find out more.
Well done to Mike Hudson, who became the first of our 2020 Instructor course intake to qualify as a Full Instructor. Here he is getting his certificate at Coughton Court on World Tai Chi Day, from Senior Instructor Louise Morey. The 2020 course was unusual and particularly difficult as the course sessions were held on line and not in person. Mike, and the others on the course, then continued training in person between and after lockdowns, so they have had issues to face that previous Instructors had not had to deal with in their training.
New Range of Workshops Added
We are very pleased to say that our 2022 workshops programme has been extended with the addition of a third theme, Fitness, with three free workshops open to all our students.
There's an amazing 15 free workshops in our programme this year, now grouped into the three annual themes of fluidity, fitness and history, and some really interesting things are in the programme.
If you would like to know more about any in the current programme, just contact us for details.