about

about

about

about

David Chen

I have been practicing the original Chen style Tai Chi for 16 years. I am currently the acting head instructor of a school of 120 students that operates in Howick, Manurewa, Pakuranga, and Onehunga. Originally a Tae Kwan Do practitioner, I was introduced to Chen style Tai chi as a practical martial art. Beyond that, I grew to become passionate about its ability to cultivate internal harmony through balance, peace, and calmness. I am also developing my knowledge of Tai Chi as a way to complement my spiritual practice and wisdom. I also practice the high art of ceremonial tea.

Workshops

This workshop introduces the Chen Style Tai Chi Standing postures. These basic exercises were developed as Qi Gong by the Chen Village who were the originators of Tai Chi Chuan. As for what “Qi” even is - I will provide an introduction to the concept of Qi while teaching exercises to help people develop and promote physical and mental relaxation in order to cultivate Qi.Chen style tai chi utilizes a balance of softness and firmness as a technique in martial art defense. This helps practitioners to focus their energy in a meditative and calm way. Tai chi exercises help promote an economy of movement so that energy can be utilized efficiently. As a workshop attendee, you will learn a serie

This workshop introduces the Chen Style ‘Old form’ - a basic traditional sequence that attendees can practice on their own. This sequence consists of the basic martial art movements that can be applied in self-defense and meditation.Dave will introduce one of the most basic forms of Chen style tai chi - the most rudimentary of 76 different sequences - and will also talk about the application of the movements. This covers also the reasoning behind the slow pacing that is synonymous with tai chi. As a workshop attendee, you will learn a series of movements and exercises that will promote the circulation of chi within the body. By the end of the workshop, expect to have a full sequence wit