Step back and ride the tiger.

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:03 By  

Blue sky and sunshine for a walk in the Xixi Wetlands Park there were groups of flag waving tourists already celebrating tomorrows Peoples Day (China Day) national holiday.
We went to the Western side of the Park where an old building museum is under construction. A bit like a housing estate full of stone mansions from the Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Our afternoon training was with Octogenarian 5th Generation Masters Ding and Yen. We demonstrated sword and short form. Ding performed section 1&2 of the long form. Yen performed a unique form using an umbrella as a weapon. Also a young student of Ding performed sword. With only 2 years training she is very skilled. Demonstration of push hands exercises followed.
As Kieran and Stephen return home tomorrow, we had a banquet with the Director and staff of the Hall of Heroes in the courtyard pagoda, surrounded by images of the legendary 108 Heroes. The atmosphere was high in energy, and as we left there were fireworks in the distance. Carol, Jan, Wayne and John are staying for another 4 days of training.
Step back while drawing down with the right then pivot while drawing down with the left.

Stephen Ramsdale

Personal Trainer, 3rd Dan Tang Soo Tao black belt and Tai Chi practicioner Stephen Ramsdale has a wealth of experience in the fitness industry that he uses to benefit his clients and readers. Based in Caloundra on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Stephen runs a training studio from the Brittania Garage on Caloundra's Bulcock Street.

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This summer classes will continue on the usual timetable with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Niu Tai Chi classes 8:30 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Niu Tai Chi Push Hands practice Thursday evenings at 6:30.

CoPP Training 8:30 am Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Tang Soo Tao Black Belts 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

PT by appointment.

 

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