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New book release by Grand Master Robert Gemmell

 

 

Push Hands is the highest level of Tai Chi Chuan.

Through this practise students begin to understand the principles of leverage, reflex, sensivity, timing,
co-ordination and positioning.

Robert Gemmell regularly trains in China where he learned the Art of Push Hands over many years of intensive training.

Credit Card details can be e-mailed to r.gem@xtra.co.nz or cheques posted to 1 York Street, Picton, New Zealand along with your Postal Address.

 

$65.00 plus $4.50 Postage

 

 

 

 

GETTING STARTED

Our history is one of success and enjoyment in the field of Tai Chi practise. Whatever your particular reason for learning this beautiful art, be it stress management, personal development, health & fitness, spiritual development or simply for exercise, I can guarantee no other programmes in New Zealand are more established or better capable of delivering you the high quality results that you will receive from our school.

We will ensure that your entry to our school is both dignified and enjoyable. Practise will be light and well within your fitness level, so relax and enjoy your practise. After a couple of minutes of quiet standing (posture alignment and relaxing) the gentle stretching exercises begin. This includes some of the most well known Tai Chi forms such as “relax, let go” (Sung) “White Crane spreads Wings” and the "Preparing Form." (There are many forms named after animal movements.) After about ten to fifteen minutes you will be asked to sit down and rest. Tai Chi is a powerful art form and it is important that a relaxed approach is taken to the learning process.

What should I wear? Tai Chi clothing is available if and when you decide you would like to wear the more relaxed clothing. There are two main concepts widely adopted throughout the western world and China regarding Tai Chi clothing. The first utilises the principle of opposites - Yin Yang i.e. black pants and white top. The other is to wear the full Chinese costume. Please check with your Instructor prior to purchasing any Tai Chi equipment or clothing. Our Supplies Department stocks a wide range of Tai Chi Equipment. Casual, comfortable clothing is all you need to practise Tai Chi at the beginning.

Will health problems affect my ability to practise Tai Chi? TCNZ recommends that you first check with your medical advisor when commencing a Tai Chi programme. Robert Gemmell emphasises that anyone regardless of age, shape, physical ability or fitness level can do Tai Chi. Care must be taken if you do have a condition or physical disability. However, by using the 5 Step Method developed by Robert Gemmell anyone can do it. Even if restricted to a wheel chair, Tai Chi can still be beneficial and enjoyable. Please observe all Health and Safety policies outlined by your Instructor.

It is important to always rest when you feel tired. Do not adopt the usual attitude associated with physical activity, that of pushing yourself on. A single movement is often enough in itself to release and free up the blocked energy path. True Tai Chi can only emerge from a relaxed physical and mental state. Always create from within, a happy or positive frame of mind.

Morning practise is best. This coincides with the universal energy field in which we live. Our energy patterns are cyclical, and the ancient art of Tai Chi was derived from the study of this energy field and its effect on our body. Select natural surroundings, preferably outdoors.

Practise will vary according to your own interest and knowledge. Some practise only at classes, with attendance ranging from 1 - 3 times a week. It is recommended to do a little each day.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL DVD'S NOW AVAILABLE

5 Step Programme Set 1 Plus "Modified" Chen Long Form Section 1

 

5 Step Programme Set 2 Plus 38 Step Chen Short Form Section 1

PRICE $59 each DVD or $99 for both.
POST AND PACKAGING FREE ANYWHERE IN NEW ZEALAND

TO ORDER PLEASE TELEPHONE 64 3 5736880 OR SUPPLY CREDIT CARD DETAILS VIA ONLINE WEBSITE SERVICE OR SEND CHEQUE OR MONEY ORDER TO :

BUSHIDO SUPPLIES, 1YORK STREET, PICTON, NEW ZEALAND

SERIES ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS INCLUDING CHEN SWORD FORM.

 

 

ROBERT GEMMELL
TAI CHI NEW ZEALAND CLASS TIMETABLE

Please visit our Website Online Inquiry Service for further information.

Note : FP refers to ACC Provider Falls Prevention Courses at this venue.

WELLINGTON, HUTT VALLEY, PORIRUA & KAPITI COAST : Contact Paul Verrall, Wellington Programme Manager,
Telephone 04 2375255

ISLAND BAY : Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade, Island Bay
FP Thursday 9am-10am

MIRAMAR : Miramar Community Centre, 27 Chelsea Street, Miramar
FP Monday Thursday 12.30-1.30pm

KILBIRNIE : Rita Angus Retirement Village, 66 Coutts Street.
FP Monday 3.30pm Fortnightly

KARORI : St.Johns Hall, 243 Main Road, Karori (Next to Mobil Service Station)l
FP Tuesday 1pm - 2pm

STRATHMORE PARK : Strathmore Park Community Hall, 108 Strathmore Ave. Strathmore Park.
FP Tuesday 2.30pm

WELLINGTON : Sea Scouts Hall, Grant Road, Thorndon
Tai Chi Introductory 10am-11am Sunday,Tai Chi Advanced 7am-8am Tuesday and Thursday : Paul McQuinlan
Contact : Annie Collins 04 473 5011 or Mobile 025 625 2211

UPPER HUTT :
Orongomai Marae, Railway Ave. Upper Hutt
FP Tuesday 9.30am-10.30am
Upper Hutt Womens Centre, 6 Sinclair Street, Upper Hutt
FPMonday 9.45 - 10.45am, 11am - 12 Noon
Thursday 11am - 12 noon

WAINUIOMATA : Old Wainui College venue, Moohan Street.
FP Monday 1.15pm - 2.15pm

PORIRUA & KAPITI COAST

PORIRUA : Jade Centre, 44 Huanui Street, Ranui Heights, Porirua.
FP Monday 9am-10am
FP Ora Toa Marae: 20- 22 Ngati Toa Street, Porirua.
Wednesday 9am - 10am

TAWA : Longview Elderly Care, 14 Sunrise Blvd.
FP Wednesday 3pm

PARAPARAUMU :

Memorial Hall, Cnr Aorangi & Tutanekai Streets, Paraparaumu.
FP Wednesday 12.15 Friday 9.45-10.45am
FP Metlifecare Kapiti, 1 Henley Way off Guildford Drive, Paraparaumu
Tuesday 8am - 9am
FP Seven Oaks Wednesday 10am - 11am

WAIKANAE :
Senior Citizens Centre
, 30 Utauta Street, Waikanae.
FPFriday 11am - 12 Noon

AUCKLAND : Quintin Derham (Auckland) Tel 09 376 2355 or access our Online Inquiry Servic

HERNE BAY Salisbury Reserve, Salisbury Street, Herne Bay.
Monday 9am, Wednesday 9am, Saturday 8.30am

MT ALBERT : Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt.Albert Road, Mt.Albert
Wednesday 6-7.30am
FP Thursday 9.45-10.45am, Thursday 11am-12
Contact : Umesh Daya, Telephone 09 444 8668

OREWA : Orewa Community Hall
Sunday 8.30am
Contact : Craig Bennetts, Telephone 09 426 564

ST. HELIERS : Presbyterian Community Centre, 100 St.Heliers Bay Road, St.Heliers
FP Monday 12.45 - 1.45pm, Wednesday 2-3pm Contact : Lynda Coulter, Telephone 09 444 8668

DEVONPORT : Wakatere Boating Club, Narrowneck Beach, Devonport
Tuesday 6-7.30am, Advanced 9.30-11am, Seniors 9.30-10.30am
Thursday 6-7.30am, Beginners 9.30-10.30am, Advanced 9.30-11am
Instructors : Leone Bronlund, Jane Worth.

FRENCH BAY : French Bay Boat Club
Monday 9.15am-10.15am (Open class), Wednesday 6.30am - 7.30am (Intermediate to Advanced),
Friday 6.30am - 7.30am (Intro. to Advanced)
Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

GREY LYNN : Grey Lynn Community Centre
Tuesday 6.30am - 7.30am Open Class)
FP Thursday 9.15am - 10.10am, 10.30am - 11.20am

Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

KELSTON : Kelston Community Centre
FP Tuesday 9.15am - 10.10am, 10.30am - 11.20am, 11.30am - 12.20pm
Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

TITIRANGI : Titirangi War Memorial Hall
FP 9.15am - 10.10am, 10.30am - 11.20am
Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

TITIRANGI : Titirangi Primary School
Saturday 8am - 9am (Beginners), 9am - 10am (Intermediate), 10am - 11am(Advanced)
Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

TE ATATU SOUTH : Te Atatu South Community Centre
FP Friday 9am - 9.50am, 10am - 10.50am
Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

TE ATATU NORTH : Te Atatu North Community Centre
FP Friday 11.30am - 12.20pm
Contact Quintin Derham 09 376 2355

HILLSBOROUGH :
FP Monday & Thursday 12-1pm

Contact Quintin Derham Tel. 09 376 2355

NEW LYNN : New Lynn Community Centre
FP Monday & Thursday 12-1pm
Contact Quintin Derham Tel. 09 376 2355

DARGAVILLE : 64 River Road, Dargaville
Sunday 8am-9am
Contact : Nick Christiansen 09 439 6733

PICTON INSIGHTS CENTRE : 1 York Street, Picton
Contact E-mail r.gem@xtra.co.nz
FP Daily classes

BLENHEIM : Redwood Hall
Contact Telephone 03 5736880
FP Monday & Wednesday 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday & Thursday 5pm - 6pm

NELSON
FP City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band Hall, Paru Paru Road.
Tuesday10.30am-11.30am,Thursday 10.30am-11.30am.

STOKE :
FP Stoke Scout Hall, Songer Street.Tuesday 8.45am-9.45am, Thursday 8.45am-9.4am

RICHMOND : Richmond Town Hall, 9 Cambridge Street.
FP Monday 10.30am-11.30am, Wednesday 9am-10am.

MOTUEKA & TAKAKA : Times & Locations to be confirmed.

KAIKOURA : Parish Centre, KaIkoura

FP Tuesday 11am - 12, Thursday 11am - 12

CHRISTCHURCH : Contact TCNZ Head Office, E-mail r.gem@xtra.co.nz

UPPER RICCARTON : Upper Riccarton Methodist Church Hall, Brake Street.
FP Tuesday 1.30pm -2. 30pm


HALSWELL : Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road.
FP Tuesday 9.30am - 10.30am
Please telephone 03 5736880 Nadia Love for inquiries

GOLDEN AGE RETIREMENT VILLAGE, 96 Harewood Road, Papanui
FP Tuesdays 11.15am - 11.45am

NGAIO MARSH RETIREMENT VILLAGE, 95 Grants Road, Papanui
FP Wednesday 10.30 - 11am, 11am - 11.45am

GREYMOUTH : Karoro Learning Centre, 180 Tainui Street, Greymouth
FP Saturday 10 - 11am

MURCHISON - Owen River Hotel
Fridays 10am - 11am

REEFTON : Old Primary School Hall, Cnr of Dick & Potter Street
FP Commencing Friday 21st April 2pm - 3pm

 

 

 
 


 

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