Events

Chinese New Year Celebration 2018

Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi (BLFTC) is celebrating the Chinese New Year with demonstration and participation in tai chi, qigong and mini-workshops.

Sunday 25.02.2018 – from 1 pm till 4 pm

West Camel Village Hall, Somerset, just off A303 – postcode: BA22 7QX

Entrance fee £5- children Free – all proceeds of the day going to charity. This year’s charity ‘CRPS’ (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – the damage of nerve endings from injury, with no current cure).

Visiting tai chi and qigong guest to Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi celebration 2018:

Mrs Men X. Bao – Founder of our club (http://www.baoslungfeitaichi.co.uk/)

Angus Clark – ‘Living Movements’ (http://www.livingmovement.com/)

Tim Prescott – ‘Eight Waves, School of Martial Arts’ (http://www.eightwaves.co.uk/)

John Peel – ‘South Dorset Tai Chi’ – (http://www.southdorsettaichi.co.uk)

Jane Robinson – (http://www.ninespringsclinic.org/)

Richard Bertschinger – (http://mytaoworld.com/)

Shirley Wilson – ‘Infinite Tai Chi’

Programme:

  1. Participation by all, warm up exercises lead by Jane Robinson, who will take us all through her lovely relaxing warm up sequence to start off our Chinese New Year celebration event.

  2. Participation by all with Mrs Bao taking us through qigong moves, an ancient set of qigong which she learnt in China during one of her many visits to her home country.

  3. Demonstration of Infinite tai Chi by Shirley Wilson and giving us inform on her style of tai chi as taught by Jason Chuan.

  1. Participation by all, lead by Mrs Bao of her beginners 10 tai chi forms sequence which she created for her students in 1992.

  2. Demonstration of Kung Fu Fan by Tim Prescott, followed by demonstration of some of the martial arts applications found in Kung Fu Fan.

  3. Demonstration/participation of the Standard 24 tai chi forms by all who know it, this sequence was created by the famous Li Tianji (Lung Fei) from which our club gets it’s name.

  4. Standard 24 tai chi forms from a new perspective with John Peel.

  5. Demonstration of tai chi sword and San Shou by Angus Clark.

  6. Participation by all in ‘Fisherman’s Routine Qigong’ lead by Tim Prescott.

  7. Participation by all with Angus Clark taking us through a mini workshop on ‘Tai Chi Essence’.

  8. Demonstration of tai chi sabre, also known as the broad sword, by Tim Prescott.

  9. Participation by all, with Richard Bertschinger taking us through the 20 moves of the Winter Brocade qigong as taught by Gia-Fu Feng (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia-Fu_Feng) and give us information on this lovely sequence.

  1. Results of Silent Charity Raffle.

*Tea/Coffee/Biscuits – Silent Charity raffle – with all proceeds, including entrance fee, going to ‘CRPS’ charity fund.

*For more information call Zabeth on 07747 616166

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* Special FREE event on Saturday 28 April 2018 in Yeovil*

‘World Tai Chi & Qigong Day’ is an annual world event that starts in New Zealand and works round the different time zones to finish in Hawaii. This event takes place on the last Saturday of April each year, between 10 am and 11 am.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been happening all over the world in at least sixty different countries since 1999, when tai chi and qigong groups everywhere go outdoors in their time zone and welcome anyone to join them to take part in tai chi, qigong and shibashi practice for FREE.

Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi will be celebrated in the heart of Yeovil on the 29 April and passers-by are welcomed to join in. Local members of our club will be practising outdoors that Saturday between 10 and 11 am in the grounds of St

John The Baptist Church, Church street, in the centre of Yeovil, Somerset (BA20 1HE) and anyone interested in tai chi, qigong and shibashi are invited to take part if they wish to join in.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is celebrating promoting a wider awareness of the great health benefits experienced by those practising these gentle flowing exercises. Tai chi, qigong and shibashi is practised in group sessions by millions of people all over the world. It combines deep slow breathing with relaxation and postures that flow from one to another through slow movements.

Tai chi originated in China primarily as a martial art fighting system about 500 years ago; however it is now mostly practised as a spiritual and physical fitness system. Tai chi is quite different from other forms of workout as it benefits the practitioner without the strenuous physical demands on the body required by other sports.

I originally started tai chi out of curiosity and soon discovered through its practice with the right teachers, that I benefited on so many levels in mind, body & spirit that I trained to become a tai chi teacher myself to bring awareness of the wonderful benefits I experience to others,” says Zabeth Reid, head-coach of Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi.

You can find out more information on this world event by typing in ‘world tai chi day’ on Google. For more information about local classes in tai chi, ring Zabeth on 07747 616166 or look up www.baoslungfeitaichi.co.uk / www.zabeth.co.uk

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