July Advanced Workshop, Nei-gong on Zoom & Qi-gong in the park

After another great workshop with Peter in Horsham at the start of June we are back in Hove on Saturday 1st July. It was particularly good to see a few people I haven’t seen for ages.

I know I don’t have Peter’s depth of knowledge, and it is a bit further for many of you to travel, but I do hope more of you can make it south of the Downs this time as it is so good to train with experienced players and exchange ideas – we all learned some things slightly differently from Dan.

Usual time, venue, format and cost see Peter’s Site for details. Unlike Peter, I can’t include a Nei-gong session beforehand but all ‘men-ren’ are welcome to join the Wish Wudang twice weekly Zoom sessions from 7.45-8.25am . Yin set every Tuesday and and Yang every Friday (Alternating between sets 1&2 and 2&3 because all 12 take longer than a free Zoom!). Just DM me for login  details.

Qi-gong/tai-ji in the park is not proving that popular this year – a few ‘newbies’ have tried it but none have stuck as yet. So, if you have just stumbled on this site, and are looking to try Tai Chi or Qi-gong this summer, feel free to come along and give it a go. We meet in the middle of Wish Park/Aldrington Recreation Ground at 6.45pm on Tuesday evenings up until September.

Advanced Workshop May 13th

The next advanced workshop will be at Hove Park School, Neville Campus BN3 7BN, on Saturday 13th May. (Moved from the usual first Saturday of the month as it clashed with a certain event in town!).

Usual format & cost, £10 per hour but only £20 for the three:

2-3pm Hand Forms – ‘Not Tiger Stretching’ to warm up followed by Short, Advanced Short, Long plus mirror forms if we have time,

3-4pm Push Hands and Applications – let’s concentrate, this time, on the 9(?) within Grasping Birds Tail after Parry and Punch and before Single Whip,

4-5pm Weapons forms and Applications – prompted by Mattias Nyrell’s Facebook post on Sword Form 88 and the discussion that followed I would like to go over the apps that appear later in the form starting with Support the Beam to Replace the Column. WOODEN WEAPONS ONLY for applications.

Looking forward to it. Hope to see you there.

P.S. Anyone fancy coming to Rencontre Jasnieres this year? Godfrey, Saar and Albert are leading sessions so would be good to support Dan’s Wudang Style.

Qigong & T’ai Chi in the Park 2023

I was looking forward to continuing the outdoor sessions in the park this evening but have decided it is just too grim out there, even with a hat!

Looking forward to next week!

By the way I am also trying to change the date of the next Advanced Workshop in Hove. The first Saturday of May is the 6th which I’m told clashes with a certain national event so I am negotiating with the School to move to the following Saturday, 13th May. I will confirm here and on WhatsApp in due course.

Advanced Taijiquan Workshop in Hove

I’m looking forward to hosting the next, monthly, workshop on Saturday 4th March.

Usual venue – Hove Park School Sports Hall on the Neville Campus.

Usual time and format:- 2-3pm Hand Forms, 3-4pm Push Hands and Applications, 4-5pm Weapons including Applications (Wooden/plastic de rigueur for apps)

Contact me for details or visit:


See you Saturday

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit

Jade Rabbit pounding the Elixir of Life for the Moon Goddess Chang Er.



To celebrate the new year we will have a meal out on Friday 3rd February.  Details on WhatsApp Group.

2023 has started well with very good attendance on Thursdays at the King Alfred. However, disappointingly, only one new player so far this year, despite 3 indications of interest in a new beginners class. Never mind, we have a good little group learning the Short Form some of whom are close to the end of ‘Square Style’. I’m looking forward to rounding off their form in the coming months.

The monthly workshops for experienced practitioners re-started on Saturday 7th January and all, I think, found it really useful. I certainly did, in particular discovering I had changed an angle in the sword form! I am now struggling to correct this but it has inspired me to train harder. Next workshop is in Horsham on 4th February hosted by Peter Ballam – put it in your diary now! Lift available from Hove as usual.

New Venue for October Workshop

After another great workshop in Horsham on the first Saturday in September we are back south of the downs for October. The first Saturday is actually the first day of the month, so not long! Usual time 2-5pm. Sorry, I can’t fit in Nei-gong beforehand but you are welcome to join us on Zoom at 7.45am Tuesdays (Yang) and Fridays (Yin) – pm me for details.

In the hope that, with holidays over, there will be a few more attendees I have booked a bigger venue – The Sports Hall, Neville Campus, Hove Park School, Neville Road, Hove  BN3 7BN. Plenty of parking if you go through the entrance gate, turn right and then left to get right round the back – see image below.

Usual  format but in the middle hour I particularly want to work on Da Lu and see if anyone knows, or if we can work out together, a change that reverses the direction of turn rather than just swapping the two roles. Oh, and to do a lot more Jasnieres style free pushing hands with frequent changes of partner.

Hope to see you there.

Dates for your Diary

  • Saturday 20th August: BBQ at mine  – details on the WhatsApp group.



  • Thursday 22nd September: Introduction to Tai Chi –  start of 6 week beginners course at the King Alfred Leisure Centre, Hove, comprising a brief introduction to the 5 elements of the Wudang Taijiquan System and a bit of theory and history. Email, txt or phone me for more information or to book one of the 6 places.  Cost £12pw or £60 in advance.


Workshop 6th August

Ooops! Forgot to mention on here it’s Pride today. Fabulous event but it makes crossing the city almost impossible and very busy. If you’re coming from the east come round on the by-pass.

Hope you are not all on holiday and we can have a good session this afternoon.

See you later!

Workshop in Portslade 6th August 2-5pm

The next Sussex Wudang Tai Chi Workshop will be held in Portslade Sports Centre on 6th August. Not suitable for complete beginners so if you haven’t been doing PTCC long speak to your instructor, or PM me, to make sure it’s suitable. Bring hand weights for warm-up if you have them and if not, a couple of cans of tomatoes from the cupboard will suffice.

Usual format and cost but I’m hoping we can add a bit of relaxed freestyle tui shou this month. See 2022-08-06 Portslade Workshop Flyer for details.

No cafe,  just vending machines, on site and the nearest ‘corner shop’ is half a mile away so come with any refreshments you need.

Really looking forward to training with other ‘Wudangers’ again BUT, if you do have a sore throat or any other ‘cold like’ symptoms, PLEASE DON’T COME!!!

Workshop this Saturday, 11th June 2022

Just confirming we are all set for the workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Once in the main entrance go past Reception, turn left then bear right through the doors into the lobby (Toilets!) and up the stairs to the Activity Room.

No cafe, just vending machines, on site and the nearest ‘corner shop’ is half a mile away so come with any refreshments you need.

Really looking forward to training with other people again BUT if you do have any ‘cold like’ symptoms – Please Don’t Come!!!