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We’ve had our week, seven days of tai chi morning, noon and night.

One of this year’s new Instructor Retreat attendees said to me, ‘this isn’t a retreat, it’s more like a boot camp!’.

True, but the hours we spend turbocharge our progress by combining many hours of practice under the watchful eye of our Sifu with a high level of accomplishment of all our training partners. The tuition is as good as it gets and the feedback from our colleagues helps light the way on our path.

As always, everyone working together, growing together.

So now take your chance, while it’s fresh, see what you can steal…

Classes resume tomorrow, April 23rd.
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We’ve had our week, seven days of tai chi morning, noon and night.

One of this year’s new Instructor Retreat attendees said to me, ‘this isn’t a retreat, it’s more like a boot camp!’.

True, but the hours we spend turbocharge our progress by combining many hours of practice under the watchful eye of our Sifu with a high level of accomplishment of all our training partners. The tuition is as good as it gets and the feedback from our colleagues helps light the way on our path.

As always, everyone working together, growing together.

So now take your chance, while it’s fresh, see what you can steal…

Classes resume tomorrow, April 23rd.Image attachmentImage attachment

Master Ding Academy Instructor retreat photo before the retreat is even concluded.

Never seen even before levels of efficiency!

Classes resuming next week as normal..2019 Master Ding Academy Instructors Retreat group photo. What a fantastic experience to be learning Tai Chi from dawn until dusk (and beyond) with these lovely people
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Master Ding Academy Instructor retreat photo before the retreat is even concluded. 

Never seen even before levels of efficiency!

Classes resuming next week as normal..

It’s that time of year, all MDA instructors and senior students from across Europe gather for our annual Instructor Retreat in Hertfordshire in the UK.

Over the past 15 years the Princess Helena College has become our second home, we gather to meet old friends, make new friends and of course train.

Master Ding has often told the story of his time with Grand Master Ip in Hong Kong. ‘Always teach your students as best you can’ GM Ip would say, ‘when your students get better, you get better’.

It’s this philosophy which we carry forward today, we gather to train to be the best we can be, so that we can teach our students to the same level…

We’ll see you all after Easter, see if you can find out what we learned!

Classes resume April 23rd.

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It’s that time of year, all MDA instructors and senior students from across Europe gather for our annual Instructor Retreat in Hertfordshire in the UK.

Over the past 15 years the Princess Helena College has become our second home, we gather to meet old friends, make new friends and of course train.

Master Ding has often told the story of his time with Grand Master Ip in Hong Kong. ‘Always teach your students as best you can’ GM Ip would say, ‘when your students get better, you get better’. 

It’s this philosophy which we carry forward today, we gather to train to be the best we can be, so that we can teach our students to the same level…

We’ll see you all after Easter, see if you can find out what we learned!

Classes resume April 23rd.  

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Grandmaster Chu Gin Soon,
Second Disciple of Yang Sau Chung, Fifth Generation Yang Family Lineage

The world mourns the sad lost of another great master of the traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Grandmaster Chu Gin Soon. He passed away on the 18th March 2019 in Boston, USA. He was the second disciple of Master Yang Sau Chung, the eldest son of the famous Yang Cheng Fu.

Grandmaster Chu Gin Soon first learnt Tai Chi from Lai Hok Soon in Hong Kong in 1956. After the death of his first teacher in 1964, he continued his Tai Chi training in Hong Kong with Master Yang Sau Chung, the Fourth Generation lineage holder of the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan.

In 1968, Grandmaster Chu Gin Soon moved to the United States and opened a year later, the Gin Soon Tai Chi Club in Boston, Massachusetts where he taught traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan to numerous students in Boston and across the world.

Both Vincent Chu and Gordon Chu, the sons of Grandmaster Chu Gin Soon continue his legacy in teachings traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan as they have learned from their father at the Boston Tai Chi Club.

Master Ding and his family together with Master Ding Academy’s students all express our deepest condolences to the family of Grandmaster Chu Gin Soon and his numerous students throughout the world.

We have been informed that his funeral will be take place at 11am on Monday, 25th March at Wing Fook Funeral Home, 13 Gerard Street, Boston.

More information about Gin Soon Tai Chi Club can be founded on the club’s website:
www.gstaichi.org
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