Friday, 27 January 2012

Kung Hei Fat Choi

The year of the dragon. Looking forward to a visit to Wolverhampton (Deyin Institute)on Sunday to join in the new year celebrations. They are holding an open day from 1pm - 4pm including demonstrations and workshops. Visit their website for further information ( Eight of us are travelling there. Will put up a post early next week with some photos.

Taiji Kungfu Fan

Unfortunately I have had to cancel the fan class due to problems with the heating at the hall. I am currently sorting out an alternative and will publish here as soon as I know. Anyone interested in knowing more about these Saturday sessions please feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Chinese events at the Maritime Museum

I have been sent details of these events from Sam at the museum. I have tried to include a link to this post but it is refusing to show up so I will paste it here:

New for 2012

As stated in the previous post the St Charles classes started up again this week. Monday 9th January 1pm I am enrolling a new Qigong course at Granby ALC. This is a ten hour course that costs just £10. If anyone wants further details please email me. The course start date is 16th January. The fan class at Granby ALC resumes on Monday 16th January at 10am. January 28th is the 4th fan session at the Unitarian Church, Ullet Road. On January 29th the Deyin Institute is holding a Chinese New Year celebration. See their website for details. Log on to and on the right hand side under “forthcoming events” there is a link to the Chinese New Year celebrations. February 15th 10.30 - 12 we are holding our second fundraising event in aid of Alder Hey Imagine Appeal - more details to follow.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a good Christmas break. This week sees the St Charles classes back to normal. But before I post what lies ahead I thought I would have a look back at 2011 and share some of the highlights. 2011 round up Here is a list of some of the activities that we got up to over the last year: In January we held our first fundraising event. This raised over £400 for Marie Curie. In February I qualified as a Deyin Taijiquan Instructor. In March The students on first Fan course completed the form at Granby ALC. In April I won two bronze medals at the British Tai Chi Championships in Oxford. In May I launched my website – Having never done anything like that before I am aware that there is still quite a bit of work to do on it. As my daughter’s boyfriend commented “it has potential” In June a group of us had a very enjoyable day out to Llandudno. In July saw the start of the first all day Saturday session for the Taiji Kungfu Fan. There have been two further sessions with more planned for the new year. In September Our third consecutive year at the Bold Street Festival – best yet I would say – well done! In November I completed another instructor module with the Deyin Institute – this time in 16 step sword. If anyone is interested in learning this form please let me know and I will see what we can do for 2012 And finally December - We had our Christmas do at the Sir Thomas Hotel. Overall a great night out. (I can highly recommend their nut roast!!)