This page is for the beginner classes taught by Denise Whybrow in Thames (New Zealand).
People interested in joining, are invited to make an appointment to come along and watch or join in a class. You're welcome to call Denise on (021)1079597 or use the email form below.
Sing Ong Tai Chi in Thames
Parawai School Hall.
106 Lowe Ave, Thames
class starts from 21st June on Tuesdays 7-8pm.
Please phone or text 021 1079597 for more information
Introduction class on Tuesday 24th May at 7pm Parawai School Hall
Denise says, "I started studying Tai Chi in 2008 with Tim Fitzpatrick in Newmarket Auckland and for the last three years I have been studying to be an instructor with Laoshi Tim and Shiye Michael Yek. I started learning Tai Chi as it was recommended by my osteopath as a good form of exercise for me. I learned to relax my mind and my body and I quickly found that my movement, balance, strength and fitness all improved as I practised the steps of the form. Most of all I had found a kind of exercise that I could really enjoy. It was challenging and you never stop learning as you get a deeper and deeper understanding of the movements and the internal controls and balancing of the mind and body.
I didn't realise when I first started to learn Tai Chi that it is first and foremost a martial art. Now as I begin to peel back and discover the layers of this art I am learning invaluable self defence tools of push hands and I am enjoying the confidence that this brings. Learning Tai Chi with my Sing Ong family has been one of the most rewarding things that I have included in my life. I have made many new friends, and been taught by some outstanding people to whom I am extremely grateful.
My husband and I are relocating to Thames, I am really happy now to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with people in Thames and Coromandel."
This branch is affiliated through Tim Fitzpatrick.