Workshop – Sun 27th April

Phil Brown will be running a workshop covering all aspects of Practical Tai Chi Chuan, on Sunday February 17th. Session 1: 11am – 1.30pmSession 2: 2pm – 4.30pmBreak for refreshments, theory & discussion 1.30-2 (bring your own supplies)Location: De Chene reserve oval, opposite #1 tram street on junction of Nicholson …

Melbourne Push Hands Open

We (a group of like minded Martial Arts teachers/enthusiasts) intend to run an Open Push Hands Competition in March 2019 in Melbourne Australia. This event is to provide a platform for our students & other interested people to test their skills in an open competition format with all styles & …

Gin, Jin, Jing, Chin?

In Thai “Jing jing” means “really true”, so for example “Aroy jing jing” means “that really is delicious!”. The Tai Chi Newbie may jar a little when they are told that Gin is at the heart of Chinese internal martial arts. Others, typically with some background in Qigong, might say …

Internal and External

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese internal martial art, listed as part of the ‘Nei jia quan‘ (‘Internal family boxing’). As such it contrasts with external martial arts (‘Wai jia quan’, where ‘Wai’ translates as ‘External’). The distinction may be traced back to the 17th century, although my teacher points …