New Home TaiChi Deck - time to relax!
of Chen Style:
The more lively Chen style of Tai Chi is not well known
in most European Countries - even though it is the original
parent and fighting form of TaiChi from which the other
better known styles have come.
As more and
more European people find out about Chen style it is fast
becoming a popular art-form and healthy lifestyle choice,
not only for younger adults, but also senior citizens
(who practise less vigorously), community groups, experienced
Martial Artists (from both hard and soft traditions) and
even professional dancers.
believe Chen style has a lot to offer younger adults because
training is more vigorous and energetic than the other Tai
Chi styles more familiar to the average Kiwi. Chen style's
unique "silk reeling" techniques add even more
grace to those wonderfully "liquid", flowing movements
that we all associate with Tai Chi.
Here in Auckland I promote Chen style by systematically
teaching everything I know in an open and candid manner.
As club members mature there is opportunity for further
growth through exposure in public demonstrations, assistance
in community teaching, workshops with quality visiting Chinese
Masters and overseas trips to Chen style Conventions in
hands" Training with Master Zhu
take up Tai Chi for various reasons: relaxation, stress
relief, mental discipline, self defence, health benefits,
fitness, a beautiful art form, social contact or just to
have a good time. That is what clubs are for and we cater
for all these needs.
my special hope is that some of our more talented members
will have the ambition to represent New Zealand in international
competitions or increase their skills by attending international
conventions/workshops. These events provide wonderful exposure
and open-mindedness to other TaiChi styles and are a great
spur to ongoing training and learning. Of course its also
great fun to go as a Club whether as competitors, learners
or simply as tourists.