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Bob Davies
Bob Davies
Founder & Director
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mobile: 021 175 1282
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Shaz Davis
Shaz Davis
T'ai Chi Teacher & Webmaster
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mobile: 021 077 6553
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Sat 23 Sep 05:30am
Todejutsu (SA)
Sat 30 Sep 05:30am
Todejutsu (SA)
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Short courses and on-going classes for men and women. Practical and effective training designed for adults. Contact us for more information.

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Interested in a four-week Community Self-Defence Course? Sign up if you would like information about our next course.

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Improve your business performace with our range of corporate instruction options - at your premises, or ours. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

T'ai Chi and Qigong

We also offer Corporate Classes focusing on Wellness and Stress Management. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Learn a Classical Sword Art

Sharpen your mind and reflexes; Improve your ability to strategise and plan. Put the validated MBA principles of the Art of War and Book of Five Rings into practice with Tenshindo.

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On-going classes are held in Christchurch and Oxford. Join us for a free trail class.

Manage escalating levels of Conflict

Wu-Shin Todejutsu is an effective all-round, integrated system of Civilian Self-Defence that teaches you to manage escalating levels of conflict (armed and unarmed) with minimum force.

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Our training is Practical and Effective... and it's geared towards Self-Development. Join us to stretch your body and your mind, and achieve more in life.

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Our training will improve your flexibility, strength, and balance - both physically and mentally - making you more capable, confident, and adept.



Wu-Shin News Areas of the dojo

Here is a quick sketch of the parts of the dojo covered in the Tenshindo class this morning. Not a great artistic impression - but it should help if you have a visual style of learning. You'll find more detailed information in the Dojo environs post.

dojo parts

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28 March 2013, 21:24
 

Wu-Shin News Easter classes

EasterOur Christchurch Tenshindo and T'ai Chi classes will be running as normal over Easter. Well, pretty much as normal, but with a small twist - the Tenshindo students are taking advantage of the break and training for two hours instead of one...

Friday - Tenshindo - 6.30 - 8.30am

Saturday - T'ai Chi - 4.00 - 5.00pm

Monday - Tenshindo - 6.30 - 8.30am

Check out our events calendar for more information.

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27 March 2013, 18:33
 

Wu-Shin News Live CTV interview and demo

We got some brief exposure on our local TV station today. Here it is...

Check out our events calendar for training times and venues.

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27 March 2013, 10:12
 

Wu-Shin News New Todejutsu classes in April

We've got two new Todejutsu classes starting in April on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Join us if you're interested in learning a complete and practical civilian self-defence art. 

Mondays: St Christopher's Church - 244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch

Wednesdays: St Barnabas Church - 143 Fendalton Road, Christchurch

Classes start at 17:45 and run for an hour. Interested?  Fill in the reservation form and join us for two trial classes.

Wednesday classes start from 3 April and Monday classes from 8 April. Hope to see you there!

The video below, produced by our Kokoro Dojo in Durban (South Africa), shows some of the arts of Wu-Shin Todejustsu in action:

Check out our events calendar for more information.

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26 March 2013, 21:34
 

Wu-Shin News New Tenshindo classes in April

We've got two new Tenshindo classes starting in April on Monday and Wednesday evenings - running in addition to the Monday and Friday morning classes at 12 Bath Road (behind South City Mall). Both evening classes start at 18:45 and run for an hour.

Mondays: St Christopher's Church - 244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch

Wednesdays: St Barnabas Church - 143 Fendalton Road, Christchurch

If you're interested in learning the art of the sword then fill in the reservation form and join us for two trial classes.

Current Tenshindo students training more than once-a-week are welcome to join either or both of these classes for extra training.

Wednesday classes start from 3 April and Monday classes from 8 April. Hope to see you there!

Check out our events calendar for more information.

404 samurai

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25 March 2013, 19:48
 

Internal Ways What is Chi Kung?

The short answer is that chi means energy, breath, or life force. Kung means work... so chi kung then means energy or breath work. The reference to work refers to harnessing the energy and breath to work for you, - and, in the vein of what you put in, is what you get out - work also implies putting in the required effort and practice to reap the benefit of chi kung.

Qigong is simply another way of spelling the romanization of the Chinese ideograms, which you also see with t'ai chi, taiji or tai chi.

qigongChi Kung comes in a wide variety of styles. Much like you have different types of motor cars, each suited to different purposes, there are many styles of chi kung. All focus on using the breath and energy, combined with visualization, to improve health, vitality and well being; but one might be more suited to helping you deal with stress, while another might be more suited to healing a particular ailment.

The different types of chi kung range from seated and stationary (your basic perception of meditation), to standing and stationary (such as the classic hugging a tree posture), to moving - to varying degrees. Within this continuum, t'ai chi slots in at the moving end, as a form of chi kung with the most movement.

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10 March 2013, 23:25
 

Wu-Shin News Successful Japan Day 2013

We extend our thanks to everyone for their interest in our stand and for dropping by at the Canterbury Japan Day on Sunday.

We had a busy, if somewhat hectic weekend. So hectic that Shaz forgot to pack the camera on Sunday... but - the good news is that Teddy caught the first bokuto kata on video.

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05 March 2013, 00:47