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NEW! TAI CHI FOR SENIORS, FOR HEALTH, RELAXATION, FITNESS AND WELL BEING
This brand new class provides an opportunity for seniors to keep fit and healthy, relax, have fun and be social. 

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! 
ALL SHAPES, SIZES, ABILITIES AND BEGINNERS WELCOME!

Starting 22nd JANUARY 2019 
TUESDAYS
11 AM TO 12 NOON 
CHEDDINGTON VILLAGE HALL
Church Lane
Cheddington
Bucks LU7 0RU

This new activity is brought to you in partnership with Active Bucks & "Leap".(Bucks/Mk Sport Partnership)

Tai Chi Balance 

 

2019 WORKSHOPS

Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Workshops

Come and Celebrate Chinese New Year with this Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan workshop! 
A chance for Tai Chi students to learn this fun, dynamic and enjoyable form that incorporates a wide range of movements from traditional Chinese Kung fu, Tai Chi and various weapons, as well as movements from non-martial sources.

Open to students who have the basic foundations of Tai Chi practice. This will be the first of three modules in 2019 for the opportunity to learn the full "52 Fan Form". There will also be a 
new service available of on-line training videos so that students can continue to practice at home.
Details:
Tai Chi Kung Fu 52 Fan Form (First module, 1 of 3)
Sunday 10th February 2019
2pm - 5pm
Tring Martial Arts Academy
Unit 11
Silk Mill Business Park
Brook St
Tring
HP23 5EF

Cost: 
For Wudang PTCC students/practitioners
Full seminar of 3 workshop dates £160 (Fan included)
£150 (without Fan)
or £60 for each individual workshop (+ £10 for a Fan)
full seminar dates - 
module 1 - Sun 10th Feb, 
module 2 - Sat 11th May
module 3 - Sat 5th Oct 
Cost includes refreshments.
Workshop schedule will include warm up and stretching session, demonstration of the full Form with the rest of the workshop devoted to learning the Form step by step.
There will be a break for tradition Chinese Tea, snacks and refreshments followed by a second practice session.
Booking is with payment in advance to reserve your place as there is a strictly limited availability of spaces for this workshop. 

Payment:
PayPal or get in touch for bank transfer details.

Or use the Eventbrite booking page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tai-chi-kung-fu-fan-workshop-tickets-53005532976
  

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2207593096147010/

 

One day workshop with Sifu Dan Docherty PTCCI 
Sunday March 10th 2019
10.30am - 3.30pm
Tring Martial Arts Academy (Website: https://tringmartialarts.com/ )
Unit 11
Silk Mill Business Park
Brook st
Tring
Herts
HP23 5EF

Workshop Fee full day £50 half day £30

Free parking on site.
Tea/coffee/refreshments provided. 

A day of Wudang Practical Tai Chi Chuan with our International Sifu Tai Chi Master Daniel Docherty
A rare opportunity to train with Dan at Tring Martial Arts Academy in Tring where he will be sharing his wealth of knowledge including: Tai Chi principles & concepts relating to the Tai Chi Chuan Classics, Canon and Discourse. Philosophy, History and first hand stories of his many years of experience of Chinese Culture and our lineage through his Sifu Cheng Tin Hung. 
Expect a practical training day of Tui Shou Push Hands, San Shou Applications, Hand form and internal strengthening work 
(Weapons training may be an option in the afternoon session depending on numbers and space available)

Nei Kung by separate arrangement

(Attire - due to having permanent floor mats as part of the flooring at the Academy, no shoes are permitted - training is in bare feet or socks.)

We have full use of the whole Academy which includes large main ground floor Dojo 1, secondary Annex space Dojo 2 on the mezzanine floor, kitchen area and facilities.
Please bring something to eat for lunch.
(Also the main Town/High St is within walking distance with shops, pubs, restaurants, M&S, coffee shops etc.)

*We will also do a cake bake charity sale on the day with all proceeds going to Victim Support*

FB event page: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2326889697548299/

Want to book and reserve your place on line?

Please get in touch for Bank transfer details
or PayPal Account on-line payment facility is available on request.

Eventbrite booking and payment option:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wptcc-workshop-with-sifu-dan-in-tring-tickets-53992520081
Our workshop with Dan in September had an excellent turn out and was fully booked, with 30 people attending so early booking is essential if you want to secure your place. 
30 places is the maximum for this event.

 

Tai Chi demo at Woodland Manor Care Home

Dec 2018

4 students from Cheddington & Tring gave a Tai Chi demonstration to residents and staff at Woodland Manor Care in Chalfont St Peter. The demo included Group Hand Form, Partner Push Hands Demonstrations, Group San Shou and Tui Shou routine, Solo Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan routine and then everyone was invited to join in and try a few relaxing movements to music! Students took time afterwards to hand out chocolates and chat with the residents! 

Classes are regularly held at the care home for residents to help improve mobility, flexibility for health relaxation and well being.

Tai Chi Demo Xmas 2018

 

Tai Chi workshop with Sifu Dan at Tring Martial Arts

Sept 2018

We have started to host specialised 1 day workshops twice a year with  Sifu Daniel Docherty. both workshops in 2018 where fully booked. Students, practitioners and teachers came from all over the UK and Europe.  Fun and informative, lots of applications and push hands drills, techniques where covered, as well as hand form corrections and opportunity to train in sabre broadsword applications.  Also a number of students where initiated into the Nei Kung Bai Shi ceremony. 

We also raised over £150 for Victim Support Charity with our cake bake sales! 

For 2019 we will have a workshop with Sifu Dan on March 10th at Tring Martial Arts and again in September at Cheddington.

Siu Dan Docherty

 

 

Open air event at Berkhamsted Castle 

Sept 2018

We have organised a number of outdoor free events during 2018 to promote the benefits of Tai Chi and to encourage the public to take part and have a go!

Berkhamsted Castle on 2nd September was a huge success with approx 50 people turning up! Also a few fellow teachers from other Tai Chi styles came along to support the event and share their knowledge which was a great bonus for everyone!  

Berkhampstead Castle

 

PREVIOUS NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Success for Tai Chi in the chilterns students at the London Championships June 2018

Silver Medal - push hands fixed step heavy weight

Silver Medal - Beginners Wudang Hand Form

Silver Medal - Overall Beginners Hand Form

London Tai Chi Comp 6London Tai Chi Comp 7

Success for Tai Chi in the Chilterns Team at the TCFE European Championships November 2017

Our "Tai Chi in the Chilterns" team won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Fixed step push hands (Gold) Beginners Hand Form (Silver) Spear Weapon Form (Bronze)

Euro Championship 2017Euro Championship 2017Euro Championship 2017

Success for Tai Chi in the Chilterns Team at the British Open April 2017

Our "Tai Chi in the Chilterns" team won 7 medals at the 28th British Open Tai Chi Championships! (4 of them had never competed before with only 1 year of experience!)
1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals between us for hand forms, weapon forms and fixed step pushing hands!

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TCFE European Championships

Winter Stadium

St Petersburg

Russia

October 2016

Catherine achieved 3 Gold medals for individual Hand Form, Sword Form and Sabre Form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Championships

Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre

Oxford

England

April 2016

Catherine achieved gold for two person weapon performance with Cliff Cox, as well as 2 silver and a bronze medal for individual forms/weapon forms.

Senior student Dan Morphy achieved Gold for Men's open Hand Form and silver and bronze for weapon form and push hands fixed step. 

 

BRITISH OPEN APRIL 13th 2014

Tai Chi in the Chilterns is proud to annouce great success at the British open, coming away with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal! A Big thank you to all those who supported us and well done to all those who took part!

 

LONDON TAI CHI CHUAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
More success was achieved at this popular competition!
Instructor Catherine Birkinhead achieved a gold medal for Open Sabre Form as well as four bronze medals, which were in San Shou, Open Sword Form, Open Hand Form, and Open Group Form (with fellow Tai Chi Practioners/Teachers Kathy Davies & Mary Callaghan),
Tai Chi practitioner Graham Day who is a regular student at Cheddington class came away with Bronze for Push Hands Fixed Step so congratulations to him! Fellow Wudang Tai Chi Teacher/Practitioner Charlie Glasser won Gold for Push Hands Moving Step so congratulations to him too and another fellow Yang Style Tai Chi Teacher/Practitioner Joe Boake deserves congratulations for his Silver medal in Traditional Qi Gong. 

 

RECENT BOOK LAUNCHES:

Here is the link on Amazon for my teachers book, The "Tai Chi Bible by Dan Docherty" it's a great reference for Wudang Hand Form and the relevant self defence applications.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Tai-Chi-Bible-definitive/dp/1841814334

and latest publication, "The Tai Chi Tutor"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Tai-Chi-Tutor-professional/dp/1856753522/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452616614&sr=8-1&keywords=the+tai+chi+tutor

 


 
TAIJI CHUAN & QI GONG FEDERATION 7th. EUROPEAN CHAMPIOMSHIPS APRIL 11th. & 12th 2015
Success for Tai Chi in the Chilterns at the 7th European Championships!
Coming away with 5 Silvers and a Bronze for Wudang Open Sword, Wudang open Hand Form, Ladies Wudang Open Sabre, Wudang Group Weapons form (Sabre), Wudang Two partner Tui Shou set and Wudang Group Hand Form.
Congratulations to Cheddington student Dan Morphy who achieved in the Beginners categories Silver for Wudang Spear and Bronze for Wudang Sabre.
Big thank you to my fellow team mates Mary Callaghan and Charlie Glasser, congratulations to them on their successes.
Also a big thank you to my Teacher Sifu Dan Docherty, the efforts support and good spirit from friends, students, fellow teachers and practitioners and all who made this event possible!


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