Credo for Mings Martial Arts Academy Johannesburg

Credo for Mings Martial Arts Academy Johannesburg

Mission

  • To teach all people wanting to learn about taiji and martial arts, its tradition, origin and culture.
  • To provide information on emerging medical related studies and the healing properties of taiji creating health, positivity and contentment in our community, regardless of race, religion, gender, and status.
  • To propagate taiji and martial arts in its history, tradition and culture.
  • To keep open minded and to create positive thought patterns in the journey of the tao.

Purpose

  • To provide a safe place where communities can be together, having the same or similar ideas and goals in the journey of the martial arts.
  • To continue exploring the traditional, versus the new and changing martial arts.
  • To acknowledge and practice the authentic spirit of martial arts.
  • To, through training, foster friendship, inner and outer patience, discipline and respect.
  • To uplift the community in healing, living, and being present in order to realise the precious moments in life, letting go of useless thoughts that interfere with our daily routine.
  • To be inwardly in touch thereby accessing ones natural chi for sustaining and healing , mentally, physically and spiritually.

Conduct Code

  • Dress appropriately in Ming’s uniform.
  • When entering or leaving class , or commencing a class please take note of the gesture of acknowledgement of bowing and respect.
  • Use the appropriate term “sifu/sensei (karate)” when addressing the teacher.
  • Show respect for one another, and welcome new students by introducing yourself.
  • Being late for class is considered a lack of respect.
  • Advanced just means that the student has more insight into the art. Be humble.
  • Only certified instructors may teach the art so as to propagate authenticity.
  • Do not abuse your martial knowledge.
  • Payments to be made in advance. 3 months in advance allows for a discounted rate. However if payments are made late then it does not allow for the discounted rate.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For more info on this credo and tai chi and karate in general, contact your Sifu Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468

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Mission To teach all people wanting to learn about taiji and martial arts, its tradition, origin and culture. To provide information on emerging medical related studies and the healing properties of taiji creating health, positivity and contentment in our community, regardless of race, religion, gender, and status. To propagate taiji and martial arts in its …

Dr Helen Didcott on Tai Chi and Healing in today’s world

Dr Helen Didcott on Tai Chi and Healing in today’s world

Dr Helen Didcott says she tries to keep herself balanced through Tai Chi, which she has practiced for 20 years, many of those years as a student of Mings Martial Arts Academy.  She shares in this podcast about “Healing in today’s world” about the similarities between tai chi and homeopathy; and it’s benefits, like how it helps us find balance, peace, and an awareness of our body and it’s energies, from the macroscopic to the microscopic.

For more info on tai chi in general, and taiji classes in Johannesburg, contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468

Dr Helen Didcott says she tries to keep herself balanced through Tai Chi, which she has practiced for 20 years, many of those years as a student of Mings Martial Arts Academy.  She shares in this podcast about “Healing in today’s world” about the similarities between tai chi and homeopathy; and it’s benefits, like how it helps us …

Tim Ferriss talks about Tai Chi and Martial Arts

Tim Ferriss talks about Tai Chi and Martial Arts

Tim Ferriss is most well known for his books “The Four Hour Work Week” and more recently, “The Four Hour Body” and “The Four Hour Chef.”  He also has a great podcast show, interviewing high performers.

In his one episode he talks with Chef Joshua Skenes who is famous for his use of fire in his restaurants.  Joshua has also been practicing tai chi and martial arts for many years.   Tim and Joshua talk about:

  • the benefits of tai chi for health and rehabilitation and developing connective tissue,
  • about power versus resistance,
  • why Joshua practices this martial arts daily,
  • applicable martial arts,
  • being immovable with intention in the mind and body,
  • and hence how come even Tim has considered taking up tai chi.

Joshua also mentions one of his most recommended books, being: “The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation” written by Tsung Hwa Jou.  Joshua mentions how Jou, at the age of 40, started tai chi to help heal from cancer, and went on to become a renowned expert in the field.  The book has many epiphanies about taijiquan, and explains it health benefits.

To hear Tim and Joshua’s conversation, click here and go to these parts:

  • Most gifted books, including “The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation”  [53:50]
  • Discussing the value of tai chi, martial arts and becoming an immovable mountain [1:05:57 to 1:17:27]

 

For more info on tai chi in Johannesburg, contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468

Tim Ferriss is most well known for his books “The Four Hour Work Week” and more recently, “The Four Hour Body” and “The Four Hour Chef.”  He also has a great podcast show, interviewing high performers. In his one episode he talks with Chef Joshua Skenes who is famous for his use of fire in his restaurants.  Joshua …