Category Archive: Newsletter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Six, April 2018

Mary Dann | April 2, 2018 |

Welcome all to our sixth Newsletter, this spring we shine the spotlight on Mundon.

  • The bow
  • The Ten Essences of Tai Chi
  • Spotlight on Mundon
  • Performing the Set – Brush Knee and Twist Steps; Chop with Fist; Step up, Deflect, Parry, Punch; Appear to Close Entrance
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Jane Twyman
  • Thought for the quarter
  • Reminders

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Six, April 2018

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Five, January 2018

Mary Dann | January 1, 2018 |

TEN YEARS OF CELEBRATION AT THE ESSEX ACADEMY

HAPPY NEW YEAR

In our first Newsletter of 2018, we take a look back at the founding of the academy, share memories, experiences and celebrations.

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Five, January 2018

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Four, October 2017

Mary Dann | October 1, 2017 |

Welcome to our final Newsletter of 2017, this quarter we have collated the following content for your enjoyment…

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Attitudes, hints and cautions, Or, Practice makes perfect
  • The Ten Essences of Tai Chi
  • Fail fast and often. Learn. And improve.
  • Performing the set – Stork cools wings, Brush knee, Play the pei-pa, and the Brush knee and Twist step sequence
  • Many lives, in many days. News from you and your classes
  • Reminders
  • Thought for the quarter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Four, October 2017

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Three, July 2017

Mary Dann | July 19, 2017 |

Welcome all to our third Newsletter of 2017, this quarter we have the following topics for your perusal…

  • Holding the Ball of Chi
  • The founder of Tai Chi in the west, Mr Moy Lin-Shin (1931–1998)
  • Many lives, in many days
  • Tai Chi and chronic pain
  • Guidelines for and expectations of members at classes of the Essex Tai Chi Academy
  • Performing the set – Single whip, Step up and Raise Hands
  • The ten essences of Tai Chi
  • Thought for the quarter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Three, July 2017

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Two, April 2017

Mary Dann | April 7, 2017 |

The symbol central to our logo is ‘T’ai’, with the same sound but different meaning to the ‘T’ai’ in ‘T’ai Chi’. It is a hexagram from the 5,000-year-old Daoist classic, the I Ching.

A hexagram consists of two trigrams, each made up of three lines – solid, broken, or both. The broken lines represent Yin energy, and the solid lines, Yang energy. The upper trigram represents Earth (pure Yin), and the lower, Heaven (pure Yang).

Yin and Yang have motions associated with them. The light, heavenly Yang energy tends to rise, while the heavy, earthly Yin energy tends to sink. As the two energies meet and commune with one another peace and harmony are achieved and great accomplishments become possible.

And so this symbol represents peace, harmony and goodwill.

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Two, April 2017

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter One, January 2017

Mary Dann | January 7, 2017 |

Happy New Year, and a very Happy Chinese New Year* to everyone.

Your instructors thought it might be a good idea to produce a quarterly Newsletter to give you some of the information that it’s not always possible to include in class.

We hope you enjoy reading it and perhaps even printing the odd copy to leave somewhere strategic so that we can continue to increase the number of students who enjoy and benefit from Tai Chi.

Contributions welcome, please let us know what you think.

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter One, January 2017

*Mandarin – Cong Xi Fa Cai

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