Tai Chi – Improvers (Levels 3+) – GI 19 639
20 January 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Monday, repeating until 23 March 2020
Tutor: Devdan Sen MAGo to all Courses Go to all Spring Term 2020
Tai Chi provides core balance, harmony and wellbeing. Although considered a martial art, Tai Chi is also a meditative and an energising exercise. In these sessions Devdan, who has been practising Tai Chi for 35 years, will guide students through Part 1 of the traditional form of the Yang style. Students are advised to wear comfortable clothing to allow stretching and smooth-soled exercise shoes. If you are unsure of the suitability of the level, please contact the tutor through the Institute.
About the Speaker
Devdan began Tai Chi in the early 1980s while a student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He returned to Tai Chi in the mid-1990s and studied with the late Master Akira Lim. Today, he continues to study Tai Chi and Kung Fu with Stephen Lim, the current master of the Lim School of Martial Arts. Devdan follows the traditional approach of the Yang style focusing on the long form of 108 movements. He also has a wide knowledge of shorter forms, Tai Chi sword and Qiqong (Chi Kung) and practices various forms of Kung Fu.
This is all a far cry from a previous existence of studying to be an ethno-musicologist and teaching Indian classical music, which he continues to do occasionally. Devdan edited the first Asian arts magazine in the UK and then went on to be a travel writer freelancing with the Rough Guides for 20 years, specialising on India. He was one of four original authors for the Rough Guide to India.
Having grown up in the Himalayas, Devdan loves mountaineering and climbing and now does the occasional stint as a ski instructor at weekends and helps with disability snow sports.
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