A little way different

Here’s something a little different which takes place in a couple of months time on a Saturday in south London. For the past few years we’ve covered the seminars of Sifu Rose Oliver who regularly visits London from Shanghai (Post here.) This year she is over on Saturday 4th August  from 10:00am to 5.00pm at a venue to be confirmed in Crofton Park/Honor Oak Park.

The seminars suit all styles of Tai chi and it doesn’t matter how much experience you have (if any.) It’s at a great price (£40/£50 for the day which is cheap compared to other seminars) and taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, suitable for any level of practitioner from beginner upwards (or even if you’re just interested in the art and want to see what it’s all about.) To book a place please drop Rose a line at roseinchina2006@yahoo.co.uk #Roseoliverdoubledragon

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Read it in books

Johnny TrunkThis week I was walking back from a trip to the great Loon Fung chinese supermarket in Gerard Street and decided to take a shortcut back to work through Cecil Court.

I’ve walked back through there a good few times, I’ve laughed at the price of yellowing punk fanzines/Sex Pistols posters on sale there and thumbed through obscure 1970’s T’ai Chi manuals in the oldest esoteric bookshop Watkins Books and waved at the tarot card reader sitting in their window.

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This week I was stopped in my tracks by the great window display for the lovely coloured vinyl LP/Book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne with music by Jonny Trunk in Tenderbooks. It’s a lovely artefact, a few bob at just under £20 but something worth having if you like that sort of thing and have the brass.

So if you ever fancy buying some cheap noodles, pop down to Gerard Street and on your way back check the books, prints and the general bonkersness down Cecil Court. P

A supreme ultimate Saturday

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Not strictly lunchtime I know but something a bit different for a Saturday in Brockley, South London.

For the past couple of years we’ve covered the seminars of Sifu Rose Oliver who regularly brings over Taiji masters from Shanghai to a church hall in Brockley, how good is that? Posts here and here.

This year Rose is over on her own on Saturday 1st August  from 10:00am to 4.00pm at St Hilda’s Church Hall, 375 Brockley Rd, Crofton Park, (enter on Brockley Rd.) Crofton Park/Honor Oak Park Station or buses 171 and 172.

The seminars suit all styles of Taiji and it doesn’t matter how much experience you have too. It’s at a great price (£40 for the day which is cheap compared to others) and taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, suitable for any level of Taiji practitioner from beginner upwards (or even if you’re just interested in the art and want to see what it is all about.)

I can personally recommend it and you will definitely have fun and leave the seminar with knowing a bit more than you did (and with a smile on your face too!) To confirm a place this year contact Rose by e-mail at roseinchina2006 (at) yahoo.co.uk P

A double dragon in London pt.2

Master Wang

Here’s a mention of an excellent Taiji event coming up in Brockley in July. As featured here last year, Sifu Rose Oliver from Double Dragon Alliance comes over from Shanghai to the UK each year with a Master (for the last three it’s been the excellent Master Wang Ming Bo, above) for a series of seminars including a date in South London.

Saturday 19th July  from 10:30am to 5:30pm
At St Hilda’s Church Hall, 375 Brockley Rd, Crofton Park,
(enter on Brockley Rd.) Crofton Park/Honor Oak Park Station or buses 171 and 172.

The seminars suit all styles of Taiji and it doesn’t matter how much experience you have too. It’s at a great price (£60 for the day) and taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, suitable for any level of Taiji practitioner from beginner upwards. This year’s seminar will include pushing hands, Taiji form and applications, dantian & energy cultivation, energy training exercises, form corrections, Taiji philosophy and more. I can personally recommend the seminars and you will definitely leave the seminar with knowing a bit more than you did (and with a smile on your face!) P

For more information and booking email roseinchina2006@yahoo.co.uk