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Bob Davies
Bob Davies
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Shaz Davis
Shaz Davis
T'ai Chi Teacher & Webmaster
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Wu-Shin News It's Saturday morning

Warren SempaiIt’s Saturday morning, and the final class of 2013. We’re about to do a mind-numbing total of 2,028 kicks and kizami tsuki – 1,014 on the left and 1,014 on the right hand side.

I had awoken stiff and sore, wondering how on earth I was going to manage this class. When Tahmid Sempai took me aside to ask how I was feeling, I said: “I’m going to try, and will adjust as soon as I start to feel discomfort in the lower back.”

The discomfort came at kick number 277, and I told myself I was well within my right to apply Dojo Kun number two. But how could I?

11 January 2014, 00:23

Wu-Shin News An energised start

2013 got off to an energetic start for us.

Late on 2nd January Tahmid Sempai and Warren Sempai landed in Christchurch, following their long-haul flight from Durban, South Africa, for a two-week training visit. After a day off for rest and recovery, which included a sightseeing tour to Akaroa - and joining Lao Tze in his current gong of 100 squats a day - the team was into full training mode with a gentle early morning run up the Harry Els track and a full day of training.

Another early morning start and a run along the Godley Heads track followed by cherries and fruit salad, then Jo training on the beach before a rice salad breakfast - and yet more training, with visits to Hagley Park and the University gym mixed in the regime... set the scene for the next few days.

26 January 2013, 00:40