Mind Body and Soul – Tai Chi with Sam Moor

TAI Chi is like life: every day is different and there is always something new to learn, enjoy and be improved upon.

This is what keeps us healthy and happy!

December was an excellent month as we had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned Chen-style Tai Chi master Chen Bing for a series of seminars both here in Chichester and in Oxford.

Together, with my good friends Phil and Emma, who run the Oxford School of Tai Chi, we organised a week of workshops.

Lots of lovely people came along and everyone who attended had a great time and worked hard to get the most out of Master Chen’s teachings.

I’d like to thank everyone who came along.

In China, Chen Bing is famous for his Tai Chi skills and martial arts expertise.

His classes and workshops are usually full to bursting with people travelling from all over the country and across the world to train with him.

So we were very lucky to have him come to Chichester!

On his last night here, to celebrate the success of his first-ever visit to England, we took him for a slap-up meal at The Dean Cider and Ale House around the corner from our house in lovely West Dean.

Everything was wonderful.

The food, the drink and the staff were all excellent.

Master Chen especially loved the food, but said he was disappointed that octopus wasn’t on the menu.

There is just no pleasing some people! But who knows, maybe next time?

During Master Chen’s visit I was very honoured for him to offer to become president of Sussex Tai Chi in order to strengthen our friendship and the link between our Tai Chi schools in England and China.

I happily accepted, of course, and am looking forward to arranging a trip to China to go and see him before too long. In the meantime, we hope he will be returning to the Chichester and the UK for regular visits from now on, so watch this space.

New for this year is a lunchtime beginners’ Tai Chi course in central Chichester I have arranged in collaboration with Chichester Wellbeing.

The six-week course starts on January 15 and runs Wednesdays, 12.30pm-1.30pm at The Pallant Suite (in the masonic hall), 7 South Pallant.

All abilities are welcome to join for the remainder of the course, just give me a shout first to check availability.

Sam Moor teaches Tai Chi full-time across Sussex.



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