Category Archive: Newsletter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Eleven, July 2019

Trevor Endacott | July 18, 2019 |

Welcome, to our Eleventh Newsletter, July 2019.

  • Congratulations
  • Workshop with James Elser
  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • An example of the depth of Mr. Moy’s knowledge
  • Jacqueline Twyman’s thoughts
  • Reminders
  • Stay Active
  • Au revoir to Mary (with thanks and love)

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Eleventh, July 2019

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Ten, April 2019

Trevor Endacott | April 12, 2019 |
  • The tor-yu
  • Members Forum
  • Mr. Moy Lin Shin 1939-1998
  • Tai Chi for Health
  • Felsted (The Five Principles of Tai Chi)
  • Reminders
  • Thoughts for the quarter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Ten, April 2019

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Nine, January 2019

Trevor Endacott | January 5, 2019 |
Welcome, to Newsletter number nine, Beaming in on Black Notley January 2019.
  • The Academy’s First International Workshop
  • Tai Chi versus Zumba
  • Suffolk Tai Chi workshop
  • Tai Chi workshop at Mundon
  • Beaming in on Black Notley
  • Reminders
  • Thought for the quarter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Nine, January 2019

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Eight, October 2018

Trevor Endacott | October 19, 2018 |
Welcome, to Newsletter number eight, Connecting with Cold Norton October 2018.
  • The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
  • The Ten Essences of Tai Chi
  • The tor-yu
  • Notes from the 2018 Cambs Tai Chi workshop
  • Mary’s Balloon Ride
  • Connecting with Cold Norton
  • Reminders
  • Thought for the quarter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Eight, October 2018

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Seven, July 2018

Trevor Endacott | July 19, 2018 |
Welcome, to our seventh Newsletter, Beacon on Birchanger July 2018.
  • 20 Year Anniversary commemoration, Toronto
  • Intrepid tai-chiers brave the Miagra Falls
  • Beacon on Birchanger
  • Cross hands to carry tiger to mountain
  • Reminders
  • Thought for the quarter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Seven, July 2018

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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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