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The Taiji School

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40 St Benedicts St
Auckland



TAIJI (TAI CHI) BEGINNERS COURSES



Develop Inner Power and Harmony through Concentration, Co-ordination and Relaxation of Mind, Energy and Body.

1st floor 40 St Benedict's St. Newton (studio4zero)

Dates: the course begins on Monday 5 September from 6:00 until 7:15pm and continues each Monday and Wednesday.

Cost: $120 per month for 2 classes per week.
Where: 1st floor 40 St Benedict's St. Newton (studio4zero)

Your Teacher: Michael McGill - 35 years training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students.

dunczone@gmail.com or 0210 743 874


Other options for learning Taiji are:

40 St Benedicts St


Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 till 11:00am with Peter Batchelor (more than 30 years Taiji training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students)

Wednesday 7:00 till 8:00am with Rob Hunter (30 years Taiji Training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students)

Sunday 10:30 til 12:00 with Wendy Gray (20 years Taiji training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students)


Whangapararoa


Satruday 8:00 til 11:00 with Clive Pankhurst (more than 35 years Taiji training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students) 021 373 153


Kohimarama


Friday 7:00 till 8:am with Rob Hunter (30 years Taiji Training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students) 021 978 969


Wynyard Quarter



Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 till 8:00am with Rob Hunter (30 years Taiji training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students) 021 978 969


Avondale


Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 with Rob Lindsay (more than 35 years Taiji training with Patrick Kelly and his senior students) 021 177 8414

You will learn:
Five Loosening Exercises
Taiji Yang Short Form
Fixed-Pattern Pushing Hands
Basic Meditation




Workshops 2016 INFO HERE

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TaiJi - Daoist Principles in Practice

We train the Short Form of Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-Ching), Long Form of Yang Chengfu (Yang Cheng-Fu), Fast Form of Huang Xingxian (Huang Sheng-Shuan). We also practice 8 basic and 8 advanced Fixed Pattern Pushing-Hands.

There is only one true Taiji, one set of principles. Human deviation gave rise to family styles (Yang, Wu, Chen etc) which each has strengths and weaknesses. Their strengths are where they follow the principles and their weaknesses are where they deviate from the principles.

We emphasize the waist movement (twisting wave) of the Chen Style, the advancing (issuing transverse wave) power of the Yang Style, the borrowing of partners force (neutralising vertical pressure wave) of the Wu style. We follow my teachers advice: "Go back to the first principles before the styles diverged."


Journey inside yourself to find the Reality of Life
(Partick Kelly describing the Shanghai Meditation Class)

ORIGINAL WECHAT POST (CN&EN)



Dont foolishly place your inner life in the hands of an inexperienced guide. External sounds (gongs or chanting), special clothes, high sounding titles, religious philosophy, excessive fees, are all the signs of an outer teaching, not the true inner path. Dont believe all the claims these people make. They will take your money and waste your time. Find someone with long experience on the inner journey under good teachers.

An intelligent synthesis of Daoist, Yogi & Sufi methods as experienced by Patrick Kelly over 40 years under the guidance of Gnostic (Naqshibandi Sufi Shaikh) Abdullah Dougan (1918 - 1987), Daoist Taiji Master Huang Xingxian (1908 - 1992) and Raja Yogi Mouni Maharaj of Rajasthan (1900?- 2007). This true contact, both internal and external, with the 3 great streams of esoteric teachings - the Asian, the Indian and the Middle Eastern/European - now supports Patrick's teaching, which aims to lead people deeply inside themselves towards the one formless source, which has no name.


Introduction to the TaiJi of Patrick Kelly's teaching lineage

Develop Inner Power and Harmony
through Concentration, Co-ordination and Relaxation
of Mind, Energy and Body.

The true concept of TaiJi is not limited. It is open to all spheres of life while remaining centred on the refinement of inner spiritual essence. TaiJi (Tai Chi), the Supreme Ultimate, is in practice what the 'Dao de Jing' (Tao Te Ching) expresses in principle. These principles remain universal throughout the known worlds, undiminished by their common reduction to intellectual ideas, emotional values, or religious rules, by the various races of the Earth. The universal principles and the method for bringing ourselves into harmony with them could be called the world wide way, but are really beyond any name. Welcome to this website - a partial, imperfect, evolving connection to that worldwideway.

The great purpose of genuine TaiJi is the great purpose of life itself -
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TAIJI is YOGA. YOGA is TAIJI
By Patrick Kelly

This article was initially published at mp.weixin.qq.com
The first 3 levels of internal training in TAIJI & YOGA are
1. control of internal movements
2. control of instinctive processes
3. control of the body's energy system

First we examine control of internal movements.
This is the usual level of practice - people seldom go beyond it. The mind merges with the first level of the body's intelligence, through awareness and subtle control of the joint and muscle sensors. Though the mental process is the same in TAIJI and YOGA, there are differences in the physical methods:

YOGA trains skill at reaching and holding extreme joint extensions.
TAIJI uses smooth movement within normal joint range.
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