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On Saturday, September 2, Clonmel Tai Chi hold their annual ‘start of year’ workshop which is open to everyone, beginners, those with a little experience, those who have been practicing for several years, and to those perhaps who are just plain curious and would like to do a term or a year to find out for (something about) themselves.

On Saturday, September 2, Clonmel Tai Chi hold their annual ‘start of year’ workshop which is open to everyone, beginners, those with a little experience, those who have been practicing for several years, and to those perhaps who are just plain curious and would like to do a term or a year to find out for (something about) themselves.

They want those who are practicing for some time to attend, and to focus on an agree Goals for their forthcoming year of practice. Obviously when you practice for sometime it is easy to lose sight of your attainments, what you need to do next and sometimes you can then become disillusioned.

The ultimate goal of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is maintain a healthy body and a youthful mind.

It takes place Ss Peter and Paul’s School, KIckham Stret, from 9.30am to 1pm. Break at 10.45 am for coffee or hot chocolate at the farmers market.

YMAA is dedicated to returning Tai Chi and other linked martial arts & disciplines to their roots, and to disseminating as much information as possible about these arts worldwide, through their publications and 60+ Schools and teachers worldwide.

Even though you may never practice Tai Chi for its martial purposes, you will be given some basic understanding of its roots, as you work towards your own goal of maintaining a healthy body and a youthful mind with the knowledge and techniques of Tai Chi (Taijiquan).

The Workshop format has something for everyone, especially beginners and those who might be coming back to practice, or wishing to stretch their boundaries, or looking to address some specific problem or issue for themselves personally.

There is a short workshop presentation (about 40 minutes), in which the 5 Regulation are discussed (Body, Breath, Mind, Qi (life energy) and Spirit).

There are also a couple of DVD presentations showing Dr Yang and his daughter Kate showing you some basic Tai Chi Long Form practice, and other DVD materials.

There will be a chance to practice some basic daily techniques, for joint loosening and stretching, one Qi Gong Set for relaxation. There will also be a demonstration of the full Form, and later participants will have a chance to have a go doing some Tai Chi , and to chance to have a chat and ask questions of some of the regular students.

It is all very relaxed and informal, and later in the morning you get a chance to discuss the autumn class programme, and what’s in it for you.

Why not come and join us for the morning and see for yourself ?

All you need is a set of warm loose clothing, water, soft flat shoes, and preferably a notebook and pen. Oh ! - and you need €10 for registration/attendance for the morning.

We hope to see you there, and in order to attend all you have to do is text (only please) to:

Either Fred at: 086 – 255 0845

Or Brian at: 087 - 741 6336

You can also email : fred at : taichi.clonmel@gmail.com

Or brian at : brian.mcdonald@oceanfree.net

All ages are eligible. There is no such thing as being too old, but young people under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult.

If you have some medical issue and you have not trained before, we can say that the opening workshop will not be too strenuous, but it might be wise to ask you doctor beforehand and to tell one of the instructors on the morning before you decide to participate. Doctors and physios are regularly recommending these classes to their patients, but of course you do need to tell us in strictest confidence if you have some particular concern and the instructor will discuss it with you.