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Free Tai Chi every Saturday in London Fields, Hackney
Sat, May 6, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST
Come and relax with a free Tai Chi class in London Fields, every Saturday at 2pm.
Tai Chi is the fastest way to improve your health including muscle strength, flexibility, balance, circulation and concentration. It is also a powerful form of self defence.
Classes include chi kung deep breathing, the Yang style Tai Chi long form, self defence practice, pushing hands exercises - and a healthy dose of Chinese philosophy!
We practice for an hour in London Fields, meeting close to London Fields Lido, every Saturday from 2pm. Rain or shine we will be there, there are some nice big trees that we can use as umbrellas!!
At present classes are free of charge, and everyone is welcome regardless of age or experience. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
Talk to Master Simon Wong (Sifu) and you can be enlightened too! As well as teaching martial arts for over 30 years, he is a master of Tantric Buddhism.
The true purpose of Tai Chi is to achieve freedom from our desires, gain an understanding of our relationship and interconnectedness with the cosmos, and ultimately reveal our internal light.
We can learn this deeper side to Tai Chi by reading and contemplating the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra every day.
The Heart Sutra shows us that as humans, we are controlled by our desires through our perception of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches and thoughts as "reality". Everything we experience is merely an illusion presented by our senses.
Bringing this understanding into our practice and daily lives, we can learn to truly let go and relax. By developing this ability, we will have a much clearer mind, our Tai Chi will improve and we will gain the wisdom to be able to sort out the problems in our lives.
Sifu is a master of the Small and Large Circle of Yang style Tai Chi, the UK representative of Omei Mountain 100 Day Chi Kung, the 7th generation master of Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis kung fu, and holds a 9th degree black sash with the AMA.
Call 07957 356753 for more details.
London Fields, E8 3EU
close to the Lido, north west corner of the park
Nearest stations - London Fields, Haggerston, Dalston Junction