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Christchurch, New Zealand
Mobile: 021 175 1282
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Mobile: 021 077 6553
- Endings and beginings
- What equipment or clothing do I need for T'ai Chi?
- What's the purpose of percussion in Qigong?
- Spring Fast 2013
- The importance of understanding the principles
- Class announcements
- World Tai Chi Day
- Self-defence arts and combative sports - there is a difference
- T'ai Chi - Meditation in Motion
- The advantages of T'ai Chi
- New Tenshindo classes in June
- Successful Japan Day 2013
- What is Chi Kung?
- New Tenshindo classes in April
- New Todejutsu classes in April
- Live CTV interview and demo
- Guidelines for T'ai Chi practice
- Looking for the answers?
- The empty cup
- Dojo etiquette or Reishiki
- Reishiki in practice
- Bob's life-juggler theorum
- Kindly remove your shoes
- Stages of development
- An energised start
Wu-Shin Chi-Dao Foundation for Self-Development
When the quality of instruction and authenticity of content matters
In August 2014 we will be launching our new 'Building Stronger Cantabrians' campaign with five new training programmes.
- Our unique character-development Teen-Rangers community programme for teenagers 15 years and older will be starting in Oxford, North Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Our socially-interactive Women's Own community groups, which offer a composite of specialised modalities tailored for women of all ages and levels of fitness and mobility.
- New beginner classes in our traditional T'ai Chi Ch'uan self-healing classes for adults and senior citizens. These are being offered in Oxford and Christchurch.
- New beginners' classes in Tenshindo will be starting in the evenings at our Christchurch, Oxford, and Waikuku Beach venues. Christchurch classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 18:00 at The Elmwood Club (83d Heaton Street) in Merivale; at the Fendalton Community Centre (Clyde Road) on Monday and Wednesday mornings before work; at the Oxford Pavilion on Wednesday evenings starting at 18:00; and at the Waikuku Beach Hall on Friday evenings, also starting at 18:00--Adults and qualifying teenagers 17 years and older are welcome.
- New beginners' classes in Todejutsu will also be starting in the evenings at our Christchurch, Oxford, and Waikuku Beach venues. Christchurch classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 19:00 at The Elmwood Club (83d Heaton Street) in Merivale; In Oxford at the Oxford Pavilion on Wednesday evenings starting at 19:00; and at the Waikuku Beach Hall on Friday evenings, also starting at 19:00. Adults and teenagers are welcome.
Check out our training and events calendar for more information. Classes are limited to 14 people (wait-listed) so contact us to reserve your place. We offer two, free trial classes for those interested to find our more about any of these programmes.
Tenshindo - the life-giving sword, based on the classical koryu bujutsu art of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Heiho Jutsu – the 560+ year-old Martial Art of the Japanese Samurai – embraces the actual training strategies, tactics, techniques, physical and mental conditioning methods used by the Samurai warriors to prepare themselves for battlefield as well as one-on-one mortal combat.
Wu-Shin Todejutsu is, in these modern times of highly commercialised and hybridised recreational combative sports (such as karate, kung fu, MMA, etc.), a rare 'complete' system of civilian combat and self-defence which can be used effectively against single or multiple, armed or unarmed assailants, at all levels of conflict-intensity.
T'ai Chi Ch'uan, often called tai chi or taiji, is an 'internal or soft' Chinese civilian defensive art which offers a gentle form of whole-body isometric exercise. It is perfect for increasing your strength, flexibility, balance and well-being – naturally and gently.
We take pride in offering detailed and personalised instruction in small classes -- we're nothing like the typical "join in and follow along as best you can" classes. Comprehensive notes are also available online.
The Chinese have studied the internal energy systems for more than 2000 years and have created exercises called Chi Kung or Qi Gong to help restore health, vitality and balance; reducing stress and creating a feeling of well-being.
Chi Kung is literally qi or chi (meaning both energy and breath) work, or working with the life energy and breath. It can be defined as a way of using posture, breathing, visualisation and meditation along with gentle movements to cleanse, gather and circulate the chi, or life energy - while increasing one's capacity for mental focus.