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Christchurch, New Zealand
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- 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 launched our NZ 'Building Stronger Cantabrians' campaign with four new training programmes. These were well received and we are now offering new beginner classes in all of them for 2015, as well as in our South African branch. You are invited to assess the quality of our instruction by taking advantage of our offer of two free trial classes in all our programmes.
- Our unique character-development Teen-Rangers Leadership community programme for youngsters aged 13 years and older in Oxford, North Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Our socially-interactive Women's Own community groups programme, which offer a composite of specialised modalities tailored for women of all ages and levels of fitness and mobility--also in Oxford.
- New beginner classes in our traditional Wu-Shin T'ai Chi Ch'uan self-healing classes for adults and senior citizens. These are being offered in Oxford (Monday evening, Wednesday morning and evening, and Sunday afternoon), and in Christchurch (Tuesday and Thursday evening).
- New beginners' classes in Tenshindo will be starting in the evenings at our Christchurch and Oxford venues. Christchurch evening classes will be held on Tuesday (18:00) at The Elmwood Club (83d Heaton Street) in Merivale; on Thursday (19:00) at the Fendalton Community Centre (Clyde Road); at the Oxford Pavilion on Wednesday (19:00) and Sunday (17:00). Adults and qualifying teenagers 17 years and older 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.