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World Tai Chi Day 27th April 2024

ETCA Admin2 | April 4, 2024 |

World Tai Chi Day Briefing – Important Change of Venue.

Each year we celebrate World Tai Chi Day.  This year it will be held on Saturday 27th April 2024, and we intend to meet at Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon 
Postcode: CM9 5JQ. (Not Hyland’s House)

For those of you who are new to the Academy what is World Tai Chi Day? It is a global celebration of Tai Chi involving hundreds of towns and cities in over 80 nations who at 10.00 their local time perform a Tai Chi set. As the world turns a ‘band of tai chi’ is performed around the world.

To learn more about the day see here.  Even if you are very new to the Academy please come along and be a part of something very special.

Our plan for 2024 is to perform the set in Promenade Park Maldon next to the tennis courts then generally socialise and perhaps bring a picnic.  It is important to be here by 9.45am as we have to start the set at precisely 10.00am. There are carparks nearby.



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AGM and Chinese New Year

ETCA Admin2 | February 26, 2024 |

AGM Saturday 10th February 2024

About 88 people attended this year’s AGM. Promise of a busy interesting day.
For the AGM, seated on the Stage were Lisa Kay Chair. Judy Lee-Fenton Vice Chair, Marin Bishop Treasurer and Cait Goddard Membership/ Minutes Secretary.
Rest of the attending Instructors and Assistants were seated in the front row.
Well, after the official business was complete the day kicked off with coffee then with members divided into two halves the 108 Tai Chi set was successfully done by each half.
The day continued with the customary Chinese take-away from Lian. A visit from a New Year Dragon, which gave us pleasure and amusement, with a dance to the rhythm of the drums.
Followed up by demonstrations of all the forms that our Academy teach, Lok Hup, Sword, Sabre, Fan, Yi Yin Jing and Qigong. Plus another two sets of Tai Chi.

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Sword and Sabre 2024 Class Dates

ETCA Admin2 | August 15, 2023 |


Saturday 13th January                         Sabre

Saturday 27th January                         Sword

Saturday 10th February                       Sabre

Saturday 24th February                      Sword

Saturday  9th March                             Sabre

Saturday 16th March                            Sword

Saturday  6th April                               Sabre

Saturday 27th April                              Sword

Saturday 11th May                                Sabre

Saturday 18th May                                Sword

Saturday  8th June                               Sabre

Saturday 29th June                              Sword

Saturday  27th July                               Sabre

Saturday 3rd August                            Sword

Saturday  17th August                          Sabre

Saturday 7th September                      Sword

Saturday 21st September                    Sabre

Saturday  12th October                        Sword

Saturday 26th October                         Sabre

Saturday 9th November                      Sword

Saturday 16th November                     Sabre

Saturday 30th November                    Sword

Saturday 14th December                     Sabre

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A Unique World Tai Chi Day

Trevor Endacott | May 9, 2020 |

At 10.00 on Saturday 25th April, we were due to meet at Great Totham to celebrate with a Tai Chi set, along with Tai Chi’ers around the world.  However as this year, we are subject to social distancing, plans had to be altered and members marked the occasion in their own homes and gardens.

We’ll make up for it next year!!

Here’s some pictures.

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