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Tai Chi for Everyone

If you do a Google images search for ‘tai chi’, chances are you’ll be browsing through a lot of pictures of retirement age groups practicing outside in a sunny park somewhere. I love the fact that tai chi provides mature students with an activity they can get better at as …

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4 Ways Tai Chi Boosts Happy Vibes

Today marks International Day of Happiness and, while we realise that life can often be difficult, it is worthwhile pausing to reflect on what we are grateful for, as well as to find new ways to increase our quota of happiness. Here at WCO we are firm believers that exercise …

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8 Ways Tai Chi Improves Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

  We can’t express enough the many health & wellbeing benefits of tai chi practise. For the body and mind, there are few forms of exercise that bring so many rewards with no harmful effects. Tai chi is low impact, so the perfect complement to other more intense workouts or …

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International Women’s Day – Lady Fu Hao

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the globe, today and throughout history, and a call-to-action for accelerating gender equality. With this in mind, I thought it an appropriate time to write a blog post celebrating a fantastic, strong …

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Tai Chi Verse for World Book Day

Thursday March 1 is World Book Day, so I thought it a great opportunity to share some of my favourite writings on the art and philosophy of tai chi. While there are a plethora of tai chi related books out there to choose from, there is one that I come …

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The Rare White Crane Tai Chi Style

Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu, and Sun. At White Crane Online, we teach a rare White Crane tai chi form, originating from the Fujian province in south east China. White Crane Tai …

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My Tai Chi Journey

By Mark Stevenson, founder, White Crane Online My interest in the martial arts started early in life and, for several years as a child, I competed in Judo competitions. After a few years away from martial arts, my interest was rekindled in the early 2000s when I took up kickboxing …

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10 Health Reasons to Practise Tai Chi

We all know that feeling of being overwhelmed by the break-neck speed of life, and the stresses and strains that are thrown at us in the process. If you are balancing a family with a career, the pace can be unrelenting, leaving us desperately seeking ways to put the brakes …

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Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog

Feb 14,18by WCO

On February 16, the Chinese calendar rolls into a new year, the ‘year of the dog’, the 11th animal of the zodiac. If you were born in a year of the dog, your characteristics are thought to be linked to both your birth year’s zodiac animal sign and your element. This means there are …

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