We’re open for classes

ETCA web admin | August 27, 2021 |

It’s over a month since most legal restrictions ended and we’re down to common sense. All classes are active indoors as listed in the relevant links at the side. We’re even planning a workshop-cum-get-together in September.
Ask your class instructor for details.

Take care out there and keep well!

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Roadmap step 3 and restarting our classes

ETCA web admin | June 2, 2021 |

With the move in May to step 3 of the Roadmap out of Covid we’ve been able to start our indoor classes again. There has been some re-organisation of classes with some classes being closed, others re-opened and a couple of new ones starting in June. Check the Classes menu at the side for more details – note that there are two sub-menus, one for Tai Chi classes and another for Lok Hup Ba Fa.

The new classes will be at Danbury on Thursday afternoons and at Broomfield on Monday evenings.

Our instructor ‘committee’ met recently at Oaklands park in Chelmsford to discuss our next steps as Covid recedes, and then had a practise session together afterwards…

“Strum the Peipa”
“Fan penetrates through back”
“Separate foot to the Right”

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Spring and the release of Lockdown

ETCA web admin | March 25, 2021 |

The lockdown put paid to our New Year plans, but thanks to most people’s patience and the wonderful vaccines we’ll be in a position to resume our cautious restarting of our outdoor activities as of 29th March, 2021.

  • The green in America Street, Maldon.
    Monday 29th and Friday 2nd 10.00 
    Contact:  Judy
    Mob: 07966 052861
  • “The cage” at the back of Felsted Hall
    Thursday 1st  9.30
    Contact: Shirley
    Mob: 07522 586788
  • The Green near Lisa’s house Burnham,
    Date is still to be decided,
    Contact: Lisa
    Mob: 07771656063
  • The car park at Birchhanger Hall.
    Wednesday mornings 10.00
    Contact: Cait
    Mob: 07415628935

NB. please contact the intructor before you attend to make sure there’s no overcrowding.

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New Year plans 2021

ETCA web admin | December 28, 2020 |

All subject to progress in the fight against COVID-19, we are hoping to reopen some classes in the New Year.
These are

  • Birchanger
  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Felsted
  • Mundon

Initially, these classes will be for existing members only, but we hope to open more generally when the disease is brought under control.

Happy New Year everyone.

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Careful re-opening

ETCA web admin | September 28, 2020 |

Some of our classes are beginning to restart with Covid-19 precautions in place. For details, check the class pages.

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Change of contact phone number

ETCA web admin | September 11, 2020 |

If you’ve been trying to contact the Essex Tai Chi Academy using the phone number at the bottom of the web page and got no reply, we apologise.

The correct number (07966 052861) is now shown.

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Recovering from the Lock-Down

ETCA web admin | July 14, 2020 |

It feels like lockdown is now gradually lifting and some of us are now meeting up for outdoor and socially distanced practice sessions. We know many others are still shielding either themselves or their partners and are unable to join these sessions. So, we will continue to produce our fortnightly News Sheet to support all our members who are still practising at home, indoors or in the garden. The classes may be on hold, but our Academy is not.

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The Essex Tai Chi Academy, April 2020

Trevor Endacott | May 15, 2020 |

Welcome, to our Newsletter, April 2020.

  • Cold Weather at Mundon
  • Class Representatives Forum
  • AGM
  • Meet your Instructor
  • Tribute to Mrs. Kwan
  • A Younger Students Thoughts
  • James Elser writes from Canada
  • Energy Centres in Tai Chi
  • Tai Chi Books
  • Workshop News
  • Current Situation and future News
  • From your Editors

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter April 2020

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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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Important Class Update

Trevor Endacott | March 18, 2020 |

Dear Essex Tai Chi Academy Members,
In light of the latest government/ WHO guidelines, we are suspending all activities including classes and planned events from Saturday 21st March until further notice. We will keep in touch and, as soon as it is considered safe to do so, will restart classes. The next quarterly subscription payment (due 1st April) will wavered and any monies paid for the May Workshop or World Tai Chi Day event will be returned.
We would encourage you to continue to practice your Tai Chi at home to retain your level of fitness and health, even doing just the foundation exercises and some TorYu’s can benefit lung function and the immune system.
Don’t hesitate to make contact if you have any queries or we can be of any help.

Take care Kind Regards Judy & Lisa

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