Workshops
 
     

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Venue

Workshops
take place at our house.


Arrival time

Between 6:45 - 6:55 PM please.


Time & cost


Workshops start at 7:00 PM, last for 90 minutes and cost 10. The topics on offer are typically ones that have yet to be fully addressed in class.
 

It was truly a case of "A day with the master is worth 10,000 on your own".
It was one of those wordless transmissions that changes everything.

(Scott M Rodell
)


Payment procedure

Please note that if you pencil in a workshop or a private lesson, please transfer payment. The fee is due within 24 hours of the session being confirmed. Otherwise, the place may be offered to anyone else who wants it.


No refund

If you cancel or fail to attend, your fee will not be refunded.


Non transferable

Workshop places are not transferable: the fee paid for one workshop cannot be shifted to another.


Colour coded


On the Notices page, workshops are listed by colour:

Red - tai chi chuan students only
Black - anyone can attend


Opportunity

A workshop is an opportunity to look further into the art. To work directly with
Sifu Waller. To receive individual corrections. To explore future topics in advance of your grade.


Unique

Workshops are a chance to try out something new. Many subjects are unique to workshops and may not be be taught in quite the same way in the beginner's class.


Tasters


It is good to try a taster session for more advanced material. The experience will give you a sense of things to come, and the opportunity to see how different skills knit together as the syllabus unfolds.
However, the mainstay of your training must be suitable for your current grade.
 
 

I try to attend as many workshops as I can because they are always enjoyable and offer a chance to learn from Sifu Waller in a way not possible on a Monday night. I have come to see them as essential to compound the more general skills learned on class nights.

(Paul)


Going deeper


Workshops are not the same as Monday night classes or tai chi in the park. Firstly, they are taught by Sifu Waller not Rachel. Secondly, Sifu's aim is to work through a particular them/topic in some depth.
This means that a workshop is quite mentally demanding. It is absolutely not a chill-out session. You will be invited to think, to explore and to interact.
Once the workshop is over and you've gone home, the many insights and new ideas will come to mind, and at that stage you will be able to mull them over at your leisure. 



Intensive

You have the opportunity to focus on one subject for 90 minutes. After a brief introduction, you explore a range of drills gradually building towards the complete skill.
Each exercise serves to challenge and extend your knowledge and ability. As the evening progresses, you are called upon to grow, adapt and
change as the material broadens in scope and application.
By the end of the session, everyone has gained a sense of the topic being studied.


7 people

Workshop places are sought after - as this is a first rate opportunity to train closely with Sifu Waller. Although, we try to accommodate as many students as we can, we must be practical in terms of space.
7 students is ideal. Any less, and we will not offer the workshop. Any more, and there is not enough room.

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Adapted from Sifu Waller's writings by Rachel
Page created 2 March 2008
Last updated 29 August 201
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