Yearly Archives: 2014

Tai Chi performance for older people and staff at George Mason Lodge

Sunday 7 December, 3.30 – 4 pm, George Mason Lodge, Chelmsford Rd, London E11 1BS

As part of the Christmas celebration party for older people, staff and relatives at George Mason Lodge, we will bring a mini Tai Chi demonstration to the party for a festive touch! What a better way to help draw a close to our first care home Tai Chi project under Ultimate Wellbeing programme funded by Big Lottery Fund? Click here for more details on the project.

 

Grading 2014


Congratulations to all who passed their grading this year! Above are the grading award photos.
If you would like to see enlarged or download for printing, here are the full size images. They may take some time to download as are full size. Click on the link to open, then right click to “Save Image As…”:
Tai Chi Yellow Sash
Tai Chi Red Sash, Tai Chi Black Sash
Gong Fu Yellow Sash
Gong Fu Red Sash
Gong Fu Red with Black Tip Sash +1
Gong Fu Black Sash

Grading – Saturday, 29th November 2014

Are you ready for grading? Remember forms and payment must be received by Monday, 24th November. Full details of grading, including what you have to do for each sash are on the grading page. You can also download the form to print off at home. Grading is from 1 – 4pm at St. Gabs. Morning classes are as normal.

Ultimate Wellbeing: Tai Chi for All

hi_big_e_lrg_pinkAfter nearly a year’s scoping work behind the scenes, Dao Lu has recently been awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund to provide a new programme of physical activity and healthy living for the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Newham. Our programme, Ultimate Wellbeing, will take a holistic approach and provide positive opportunities for a wide age range within the targeted communities.

Between October 2014 to August 2015, we will deliver five programmes targeting groups in a setting most convenient to them whenever possible:

Sessions for Older Persons

Exercises will focus on improving balance, movement and muscle strength; vital physical attributes for older people (75+) to maintain. You can read more information on Tai Chi for Older People at George Mason Lodge here.

Disabled People and Day Centre Provision

We will attend a day centre in Newham to deliver sessions for people with visual impairments. We will provide tailored sessions and additional support to ensure that all disabled people feel comfortable when participating.
You can read more information on the project here.

Female Only Sessions

We will deliver two women-only projects for different age groups, to ensure that females are not deterred from participating due to their low confidence engaging in physical activity around men as well as cultural differences that prohibit women from engaging in activities with men. Details can be found here.

Mentoring

We will deliver inter-generational sessions where older and young people will support each other during activities, providing opportunities for both to enhance social skills and to learn from each other. Please see the project details for Floating Lotus.

Family Sessions

We will deliver two simultaneous sessions in local parks providing tai chi for parents and Kungfu for their children. This will provide an opportunity for the whole family to get active and support each other to maintain a healthy way of life. Please see the project details for the Ridgeway Park Family Sessions.

 

 

Female only sessons – first project

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As part of Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we will be delivering a programme of Tai Chi for Senior Asian Women (65+) living in the London Borough of Waltham Forest (dates chosen according to when they would normally meet).hi_big_e_lrg_pink

  • Thursdays 13.30 – 15.00
  • Session dates:
    • 27th November 2014
    • 18th December 2014
    • 29th January 2015
    • 5th March 2015
  • At the Ferguson Centre, Low Hall Lane, London E17 8BY


To book a place, please see Aileen or use the contact form.

We will announce the second female only project details soon.

Disabled People and Day Centre Provision – Newham

hi_big_e_lrg_pinkAs part of Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we will be delivering a 10-week Tai Chi Flow project for people with visual impairments and family carers in Newham.

  • Thursdays 10.30 – 12.00 am
  • 22nd January – 26 March 2015 (10 sessions)
  • At the Community Resource Centre, 200 Chargeable Lane, Newham, London E13 8DW

This project is for people with visual impairments living in Newham. To book a place, please contact Newham support service team on 020 3373 7459, or Email:

You can download a poster Tai Chi Flow for people with visual impairments in Newham.

Tai Chi for older people at George Mason Lodge

George Mason Lodge

George Mason Lodge

As part of the Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we are delivering a ten-wehi_big_e_lrg_pinkek Tai Chi project for older people at George Mason Lodge this autumn.

  • Wednesdays, 10.45 – 11.45 am
  • 1st October – 3rd December 2014
  • FREE 10 sessions for older people, family carers and staff who use and support George Mason Lodge services
  • At George Mason Lodge, Chelmsford Rd, London E11 1BS

Please note this project is for residents of the George Mason Lodge only.

At the end of the project, on Sunday 7 December 2014, at 3.30 – 4 pm, we staged a Tai Chi mini performance for the residents, their friends and families and staff as part of their Christmas celebration!

Rainbow Balls at George Mason Lodge

Rainbow Balls at George Mason Lodge

Women’s Tai Chi Corner

AWJC Group Photo (only those happy to be photographed are shown)

AWJC Group Photo (only those happy to be photographed are shown)

Following a very successful programme of Tai Chi for Asian and Muslim Women in Lloyd Park, we are setting up a pilot community project of Women’s Tai Chi Corner in Lloyd Park starting on 1 November!

  • Saturdays 3-4 pm
  • 1st November – 13 December 2014
  • At Community Room, Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 (see maps)
  • £3 per session for Dao Lu students*
  • To book, please see Aileen or use the contact form

* The Dao Lu student fee of £25 per year offers numerous benefits including half price classes for all Dao Lu classes (e.g. £3 for Women’s Tai Chi Corner) and eligibility for grading. The cost for those who have not paid the annual student fee is £6 per session.

We have a poster for Women’s Tai Chi Corner (PDF) if you would like to print out or help display or forward to your friends.

Flow Like a Cloud Round 3: Tai Chi for People with Learning Disabilities

Following two successful rounds of Tai Chi training programmes for people with learning disabilities since January 2014, Dao Lu has been commissioned to deliver a new round of Tai Chi training for people with learning disabilities and their support workers until March 2015.

This Tai Chi project for people with learning disabilities and support workers was nominated
under Inclusive Sports category (physical activities for disabled people) at the Waltham
Forest Sports Award 2014!

  • Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.45 am, 1st October – 17th December 2014 (12 sessions)
  • Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.45am, 7th January – 26th March 2015 (12 Sessions)
  • At Sidmouth House, 25 Sidmouth Road, Leyton E10 5QZ


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We also had some older people from Morley Centre to join in the Tai Chi training at Sidmouth House, following a Mayor of London Free Sport Tai Chi programme at Morley Centre over the summer 2014. You can read about the Morley Centre Tai Chi project here. It’s great to see partner organisations sharing resources and providing more Tai Chi training for people using the services!