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New in Brussels ! Intensive training for instructors and committed students

As the classics states : ‘Slow work produces detail and quality goods.’
“ If one practices according to the principles and concepts of  Tai Chi Chuan and is able to reap the benefits, then it is true Tai Chi Chuan. “
Master Alan DIng will ensure that you practice true Tai Chi Chuan indeed. Expect slow work, in depth and detail, in a friendly environment. The course will undoubtedly accelerate your progress and understanding of traditional Tai Chi Chuan.

In Brussels : MDA European Hub Mo Kwoon (Training Hall) Porte de Namur
Open to all MDA instructors and committed experienced Tai Chi practitioners who have completed the Long Form. You are advised to book early to get the discounted rate. On application.
More about this class. CLICK HERE

This series of courses are held once every 4 weeks on the following dates:
Friday, 18:00 – 21:30 and Saturday, 10:00 – 16:30
July  : 28th – 29th
September  : 1st – 2nd / 29th – 30th
October  : 27th – 28th
November : 24th – 25th
The other Fridays will be facilitated by Béa or Dominique.

Ask about this class and apply for it.
MDA News

We are an active organisation promoting the wonderful art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan. Stay up to date with our news & upcoming events.

Next weekend Push Hands with Master Alan in London ! If you miss it there will be an intensive course in Brussels 27 and 28 October. And a full weekend from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November. A contemporary view on Traditional Taichi. Feel welcome ! ... See MoreSee Less

Next weekend Push Hands with Master Alan in London ! If you miss it there will be an intensive course in Brussels 27 and 28 October. And a full weekend from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November. A contemporary view on Traditional Taichi. Feel welcome !

Tai Chi & Alternative Health
Issue 87 of the magazine is now out.

Why not take up an annual subscription of the quarterly digital copy.
Just go to: www.taichialternativehealth.com

Here is the editorial of Issue 87

Ting Jin (Listening energy) is an important aspect of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training. To listen is to measure or assess the intensity of the opponent’s force. This can be practiced through posture testing and sensitivity training such as push hands, ta lu etc. Here, one uses Ting Jin to detect the opponent’s intention. One “listens” from the Xin (or “heart”) as if one is using the ears. Initiate the flow of the Chi then express it through the hands. Hence, use the Xin to initiate the Yi (or intention), then use Yi to initiate the Chi to circulate through the body. Listen before you react to the opponent’s force. The acquired skill of Ting Jin enables you act naturally with swift accuracy. With such skill, one can softly adhere and follow the opponent’s movements effortlessly. This is an element of applied Tai Chi and can only be achieved through Gau Sau (an exchange of hands) with a partner. Gau Sau is a prerequisite to be able to apply Chi, but partner practice will also help to deepen your understanding further of your solo form practice so as to improve and take your Tai Chi to the next level.

In this issue, Master Alan Ding examines and dissects apart Wu De (武德)- martial arts morals and ethics, to further our Martial Arts development. Master John Ding focuses on the importance of linking movements in our form practice through Posture testing - Cho Hau Jo Yau Teui (Sit Back to Push Left & Right). Nick Cheang’s article, “Why should I commit to Tai Chi”, gives us an insight on why students take up Tai Chi initially and end up with more than they expected.

We have an abstract from Julian Daizan Skinner’s book, “The physicality of Zen Practice” to give you an insight and understanding of some similarities to our Chi Kung practice. We also welcome our new contributor from Canada, Neil Ripski, with his article “Mind Teaches Body, Body Teaches Mind”. Here he looks at the role of the mind in the training of the body through Tai Chi practice. Last and but not least, we publish feedbacks from the August Masterclass on Chuen Kuen Se Ying held in Hamburg.

Another informative magazine, to help you gain better understanding and insight of ancient Chinese Art of Traditional Tai Chi Chuan.
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MDA Open Residential Tai Chi Chuan Retreat
Friday, 15th - Friday,22nd December 2017

The last 2017 Open MDA Residential Retreat for all styles of Tai Chi (from complete beginners to Advanced) practitioners and external martial arts practitioners. Complete package - full board and lodging plus intensive Tai Chi Chuan training at the lovely venue.

An excellent opportunity to train with Master Ding and his instructors to gain better your understanding and improve your Tai Chi Chuan.

Discounted course fee for booking early.

Do not miss out on this training retreat!

Book you place now.

For more details contact us:
e: info@masterdingacademy.com
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Tous les mardis et jeudis du mois d'octobre de 18:30 à 20:00.
Sur inscription par mail à masterdingacademy.be@gmail.com
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Tous les mardis et jeudis du mois doctobre de 18:30 à 20:00.
Sur inscription par mail à masterdingacademy.be@gmail.com

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Master Ding Academy in Belgium

Le numéro 87 est sorti avec des articles intéressants:

Bu Dui Ding: Not co,fronting or disengaging
Posture testing: Sit back, push left, push right
The physicality of Zen practice
Training tips: Why should I commit to Tai Chi?
Wu De: Martial arts Morals and Ethics.
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Le numéro 87 est sorti avec des articles intéressants:

Bu Dui Ding: Not co,fronting or disengaging
Posture testing: Sit back, push left, push right
The physicality of Zen practice
Training tips: Why should I commit to Tai Chi?
Wu De: Martial arts Morals and Ethics.
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