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  • 00:27

    Episode 2 - Tai Chi Generations

    in Lifestyle

    In this episode we will be interviewing Stephen McLaughlin of White Cloud Kung Fu Academy as we discuss the practice of lineage succession. Located in Blackburn, Lancashire of the United Kingdom. White Cloud Kung Fu Academy was founded by Sifu Derek Gordon in 1962 and is today guided by 2 of his students, Dave Cowell & Head Coach Bill Keith, both with more than 40 years of Martial Arts experience. Steven McLaughlin is one of 2 senior instructors both with nearly 2 decades of continuous Martial Arts experience under their belt. He currently teaches Long Boxing(Chang Chuan), Wing Chun, Hsing-I , Bagua Zhang and Yang style Taiji Chuan. He began his training in Chinese Gong Fu at the age of 6 and at age 20 he received his 3rd rank of black belt in 2010. 


    Lineage succession is the practice of grooming specific students to act as a vessel of transmission for a particular martial style. Tai Chi Chuan is one style in particular that uses lineage documentation much like a family tree to trace its roots and origination. These lineage holders are then entrusted to become caretakers of a particular style ensuring their art continues to thrive in its entirety. Lineage succession is predominantly practiced throughout Asia but we are finding that this method of knowledge preservation is also surfacing in the Asian martial arts in the western world. 


    Although White Cloud Kung Fu Academy does not officially use Lineage succession the principles of personal growth, self-realization, and lifetime cultivation, are carefully fostered and guided. Steven Mclaughlin is now the 3rd generation of instructors at White Cloud Kung Fu academy.

  • 00:30

    The Healing Powers of Tai Chi

    in Spirituality

    In this show we will expand on our topic from last time (June 7) with our returning guest, Aliya.  We'll talk more in depth on her roots and her decision to turn to Tai Chi as a healing source of energy.  If you caught our last program, you'll want to tune into this one too and find out more about the healing powers of Tai Chi!
    Please visit these sites - www.taichifusion.com, www.taichilee.com and www.tennistaichi.com

  • 00:31

    A Long Tai Chi Friendship

    in Spirituality

    I have found as a Tai Chi teacher and player that I have made many lasting friendships over the years and my guest in this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration is no exception.  Donna is a long-time friend and teacher and she'll share with you her roots and philosophy and will probably have a good story or two for us as well!  Don't miss it!
    Please check out these sites:
    www.taichilee.com
    www.taichifusion.com
    www.tennistaichi.com

  • 00:29

    Tai Chi as a group fitness class

    in Fitness

    Greetings Group Fitness Instructor peeps!


    As I finished my tai chi practice this morning, I was inspired to record this show. 


    What's MindBody fitness? What does that even mean? I describe how I interpret MindBody fitness and why it is important that GFIs pay attention to this essential healing practice.


    Questions explored include:


    How do we adapt a tai chi class successfully to a group fitness format?


    How do instructors create a standard format for teaching tai chi to students


    Is tai chi for fighting or healing in the group fitness arena?


    Can fitness instructors learn to mimic martial arts forms effectively?


    Do instructors need to know the martial (fighting) aspects of tai chi to teach it?


    How long will it take before you can start teaching a tai chi class?


    How is a tai chi class structured for a 30-minute session?


    And more....


    You can connect to me on my Facebook page as MindBody Group Fitness Arts Foundation.


     


     


     

  • 01:26

    Captain Tilly Tai Chi in the Park with Sifu Rudy Curry

    in Lifestyle

    Martial Science and Arts brought to us with a New York State of Mind, Body and Soul. Let’s get loose, get down, get funky and focused on what we have to do to internalize what we practice. Lets get a legend of Pugilistic Internal Alchemy to show us the way. Let us get out pen and paper and hear the wisdom of Kung Fu Legend: Grand Master Rudy Curry.


    Grand Master Curry has almost 40 years of Martial Art knowledge and is the source and founder of the Brothers of Quan. He has produced several martial art stars such Master Melvin Conley “Divine”, Brother Rodrick Shabazz “Silence”, Master & Champion Novell Bell “The Black Taoist”, and the Underground Founder & Fighter “Man Up Stand Up” Fighter “The Medic”.   You all know what the language I’m speaking: I speak the language of underground knowledge wisdom and demonstrated power.  Come with us on a journey towards excellence in Martial Arts. Come listen to: Captain Tilly Tai Chi in the Park with Gm Rudy Curry.

  • 01:01

    From The Heart of Yoga & Tai Chi Center with Rick Powell and Behnje Masson

    in Lifestyle

    From The Heart was envisioned as an educational center rooted in traditional practices, with the understanding that they are continually changing and evolving art forms. We provide an atmosphere of serenity and support in which to cultivate health, well-being and to focus on the inner self.


    Behnje is an E-RYT 500 Certified Hatha Yoga teacher with over over 15 years teaching experience. She began her study of Anusara Yoga with John Friend in 1997. She received her certification in 2004 and served on the National Certification Board for Anusara Yoga for 8+ years.


    Rick has studied Tai-Chi Jeung and Tai Chi Praying Mantis Kung Fu with Lee Hoa Yen since 1984. In 1987 Rick was accepted as an "In door" Disciple of Sifu Lee Hoa Yen. In 1990 Sifu Lee granted Rick 1 of the 5 teaching certifications he has given out since moving to America.


    Visit online http://www.fromtheheartyoga.com

  • 00:31

    Rebroadcast of "The Spirituality of Tai Chi"

    in Spirituality

    This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired in July.
    In this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration, we welcome back our special guest from last time, Donna, with more stories to share among great friends.  This time we'll focus more on what Donna is up to now with her Christian Shaolin Academy and what she plans for the future.  You won't want to miss this one as we share stories, laughter and reminisce!

  • 00:31

    Tai Chi as an aid in Recovery

    in Spirituality

    In this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration we will speak to our special guest, Richie V. about how he has used the meditative aspect of tai chi to help in his recovery process.  Rich exercises a twelve step program through AA and regularly practices tai chi and other mind/body, meditative disciplines.

    In addition, Rich is a Vietnam veteran who may be suffering the affects of PTSD.  His tai chi practice helps him to calm his mind and opens muscles and joints to the flow of internal energy - chi.

    Find out why Rich chose to practice tai chi and what benefits he has experienced as a result.  Let's also take this time to honor our veterans.
    Please visit:
    www.taichilee.com
    www.taichifusion.com
    follow me on Twitter @LeeTaiChi

  • 00:28

    Tai Chi for Better Balance

    in Spirituality

    In this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration we will discuss some of the many benefits of practicing tai chi. Research has proven that continual practice can improve hand-eye coordination and can significanly improve balance to prevent falls.
    Our special guest this week is Carrie, a realtively new tai chi player but dedicated to gaining the benefits of practice.  Tune in to find out how Carrie came to tai chi and why she continues her practice.
    Please visit these other resources:
    Tai Chi Lee on examiner.com
    Tai Chi Lee
    Tai Chi Fusion

  • 01:02

    Simple Tai Chi For Life Whether You Are 9 or 90! with Caroline Welkin

    in Women

    Barry Danser, member of the Tai Chi union of Great Britain, talks about how tai chi can energise, enervate and preserve quality of life in just a few minutes a day whether you are 9 or 90.


    Barry has been doing tai chi for 35 years. The changes it brought into his life, changed to a passion for sharing these profound and simple techniques with all age groups.


    In this programme he shares some of his favourite techniques, and the results he has seen, from his workshops in the UK with you.


    Join us in this podcast to learn and practise this simple exercise form and experience its benefits.


    You can read more about Barry at http://www.wakeupandbreathe.com/go

    Angel Heart Radio is feel good-in-your-soul radio brimming with inspiring, insightful, supportive programs hosted by wonderful, passionate 'ordinary' people from Australia, the U.S.A & N.Z. Our intention always, is to help make a positive, empowering difference in your daily life, reminding you of just how important you are. Why? Because you matter in the world. 

  • 00:31

    Tai Chi for Seniors

    in Spirituality

    In this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration we will welcome a special guest from the local senior center. Charlie is a Marine verteran who enjoys the weekly tai chi class.  As usual, we will discuss how he got started and what benefits he has gained from his own practice.  Listen in and maybe you will get some ideas or hear something that clicks for you!
    Visit our other sites:
    www.taichilee.com
    www.taichifusion.com
    www.tennistaichi.com

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