Secret Sunrise Tai Chi in Johannesburg

Secret Sunrise Tai Chi in Johannesburg

CHECK our Event Page for the latest Secret Sunrise Tai Chi Date!

We’re excited to announce that we will be holding sessions as part of the movement called “Secret Sunrise” that is growing in South Africa.  It started in Cape Town last year, reached Johannesburg earlier this year, last week launched in Durban, and next month it starts in Pretoria!

What is it?

Secret Sunrise Dancing in JohannesburgSecret Sunrise Dancing is an early morning dance session to celebrate the rising sun, from 6:00 to 7:00.  It happens every two weeks.  The secret part is the exact venue is only announced the day before.  There is a theme to each dance, and participants are loaned high quality earphones and are guided through the fun and celebratory dance session.

Before the dance session, there is a free Yoga session from 5:00 to 5:45, and now Sifu Leo Low Ming will be offering at that same time, a free Tai Chi and Qigong session too.

Secret Sunrise Tai Chi

We’re launching the first session at the next Secret Sunrise Johannesburg on Thursday morning 31 March at 05:00 to 05:45, and the area is Illovo, Sandton (the exact venue we’ll only know the day before).

And we hope you will join us to help launch this, and have a fun start to your day.  After the taiji you can then leave and enjoy the rest of your morning, or stay and join in the dancing session until 7:00 (cost is R125 to hire the earphones).

Date: Thurs 31 March
Time: 05:00 to 05:45
Venue: Illovo, Sandton
No Cost

More Info

More info about this event here, and if you want to join the dancing you need to buy a ticket here.

More info in general about Secret Sunrise Johannesburg is here.

For future dates and for more info contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Photos courtesy of Secret Sunrise Johannesburg

CHECK our Event Page for the latest Secret Sunrise Tai Chi Date! We’re excited to announce that we will be holding sessions as part of the movement called “Secret Sunrise” that is growing in South Africa.  It started in Cape Town last year, reached Johannesburg earlier this year, last week launched in Durban, and next month it …

History of the tai chi short and long yang form

History of the tai chi short and long yang form

Cheng Man Ching’s yang short form, of the 108 tai chi long form, has huge benefits to one’s health.  It is relatively easy to learn compared to chen and wu style’s and is the basic entry level form into the tai ji syllabus at Sifu Leo Low Ming’s school.

History

As a physician professor, Cheng used taiji training to add to his patients program for quicker recovery, as he himself was cured from disease using taiji.

The 108 is a lengthy form , so Professor Cheng shortened and summarized the key points of the 108 form to produce what we know as the short form or 37 posture. He eliminated repetitive moves and adjusted the sequence.

It is a great form for the young and the mature to learn and has a good energetic feel, creates calm and internal balance.

Professor Cheng was approached by the Kuomintang government to help create a formal fitness program for Chinese school children.

This form is practiced world wide today. It also is not as tedious in repetition as the 108, and thus makes it easy to absorb.

 

Here is old footage, from the 1900’s , of Chen Manching practicing this tai chi yang form.

Tai Chi Classes in Johannesburg

To learn this tai chi form and others, try a complimentary first session at Mings Martial Arts.  Our classes are in Sandton and in Parkview.

For more info contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.

Cheng Man Ching’s yang short form, of the 108 tai chi long form, has huge benefits to one’s health.  It is relatively easy to learn compared to chen and wu style’s and is the basic entry level form into the tai ji syllabus at Sifu Leo Low Ming’s school. History As a physician professor, Cheng used …

Testimonial about Karate Classes with Leo in Johannesburg

Testimonial about Karate Classes with Leo in Johannesburg

Karate for Children - success storySifu Leo Low Ming received this message from the father of his long time Karate students, Ben and Sam:

“Hi Leo,
Our family will head overseas for a year of living, schooling and working. We hope to be back thereafter, ready for more of your classes. Many thanks thus far for your patience and skill as teacher to Ben and Sam. I know that they will miss your classes. We hope we can find a way to continue with karate classes over the coming year!
Regards,
Brian”

 

 

Just over a year later, in February 2016, Leo got this follow up email:

“Hope you are well?
Our family is still in London. This to let you know that Sam still inspired by you teaching, and continues his karate interests – selected for the Funakoshi Style Karate Squad South West 2016/17 season (kata and kumite techniques 8 & 9 year age group). Orange belt preceded by white, red, yellow grading).
Regards,
Brian”

Karate Awards for studenAnd again recently (March 2016), we heard that Sam has won some awards!

“2nd placing in Kumite and 3rd in Kata (age group 8) – he’s really enjoying it!
Brian”

We congratulate Sam for his achievements in being selected for this Squad in the United Kingdom, and his awards, and wish Sam all the best with his karate journey!

 

For more information about Karate Classes for Children in Parkview and Midrand, Johannesburg, contact Leo Low Ming on 0833780468

Sifu Leo Low Ming received this message from the father of his long time Karate students, Ben and Sam: “Hi Leo, Our family will head overseas for a year of living, schooling and working. We hope to be back thereafter, ready for more of your classes. Many thanks thus far for your patience and skill …