Back to Basics in Beijing (A Journey of Discovery with JinLi's Training in China 2017)

Tara Brayshaw - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Want to feel like a beginner again? Go and train in China.   Remember that night back when you started your Taiji journey? For most of us it happens somewhere around the fourth lesson. You finish a class feeling like it’s all too much, you’re legs are aching, and a little voice in the back of your head is saying “maybe this isn’t for you”, but you push on because you are going to crack this thing, no matter how ...  read more

JinLi Sharing the Competition Experience

Tara Brayshaw - Saturday, September 16, 2017
There is a Chinese proverb “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers” and this was exemplified by the amazing generosity of the JinLi family at this year’s 19th WTQA Wushu Taiji and Qigong Competition at Monash University, Clayton Campus. “I was so incredibly proud of our JinLiers at the competition this year. They gave selflessly and with such grace to all those who needed their help”, said Master Brayshaw of the JinLi students, instructors and trainees. ...  read more

Li Tianji - A Brief Introduction to Practising Taiji Sword

Tara Brayshaw - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Concluding part of a lecture at the Wuhan International Taijiquan and Taijijian Display and Exchange Meeting, Wuhan, China, April 1984 by Distinguished Taijiquan expert Li Tianji Taiji Sword is one of the forms of Wushu loved best by the public, and was created and developed on the basis of Taijiquan. Its movements are gentle and harmonious, and its sword strokes clear, and it differs from other sword styles in its sequence and structure and in the degree of strenuousness.   ...  read more

Taradale House - JinLi's Home Away From Home - Our Retreat in 2017

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Saturday morning in Taradale, a vibrant rural hamlet half way between Melbourne and Bendigo, a pit stop during the 1800's gold rush and our country home for the annual JinLi Retreat. Autumn sunlight gleams through red and gold leaves, 30 sulphur-crested cockatoos circle above us squawking before coming in to land on their home Red Gum. Our JinLi retreat class starts by taking a mindful walk to tune in and connect to nature. Gabby is drawn to a rose bush ...  read more

Dong Yue Taiji Duan Gun (Short Staff) - Between Heaven and Earth

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, March 09, 2017
Dong Yue (East Mountain) Taiji is a style that many people consider to be the Taiji of the 21st Century as it unites diverse martial systems into a cohesive whole. Created by Professors Men Hui Feng and Kan Gui Xiang to commemorate the New Millennium, Dong Yue focuses on the concepts of Heaven, Earth and Man, combining the very best of the internal martial arts Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua, Baji, Chuo Jiao and Fanzi to create a harmonious and rich expression ...  read more

JinLi Invited to Indonesia

Tara Brayshaw - Thursday, January 26, 2017
JinLi was honoured to receive an invitation from Indonesia asking us to share our knowledge and love of Tai Chi with the people in Java. So in January, Master Tara Brayshaw and Sifu Lyn travelled to Surabaya and Jakarta to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to a variety of people in those cities. Their teaching was extremely well received and led to many of the participants wanting to take up Tai Chi on a regular basis. Tara also had the ...  read more

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy New Year for The Year of the Rooster!

Tara Brayshaw - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the day of the first new moon in the first lunar month is Chinese New Year and this year celebrations will commence on 28th January 2017. The Lunar Calendar calculates the date based on the first lunar month being the second new moon after the month containing winter solstice. Hence, Chinese New Year can fall anywhere between mid-January to mid-February each year. 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster and we are sure ...  read more

Meditation - Take Control of Your Life!

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, December 14, 2016
"THE BEST WAY TO GET STARTED IS TO QUIT TALKING AND BEGIN DOING" - Walt Disney  It’s 30 degrees in Melbourne and in a room overlooking the leafy garden of Linden Gallery, a JinLi class chill out and tune in. As they relax, they send their brain on a high intensity workout.   With every breath they focus attention, increase concentration, develop sensory awareness. In effect, they are growing and strengthening their neural pathways, or brain training.   In other ...  read more

Tai Chi Dreams – Music Specifically Designed to work with Practitioners’ Mind and Qi Flow

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, December 02, 2016
JinLi is proud to announce the launch of an incredible new music album specifically designed for Tai Chi practice – “TAI CHI DREAMS”. Tai Chi Dreams was created by musician and composer, Alf Klimek who composed the music tracks based upon classical, warm harmonic instruments utilizing White Noise in the form of natural sounds to assist in their calming nature. Whilst Tai Chi practice is precise in its structure and form, its movements also need to have a natural and ...  read more

Why JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi Actively Supports Victorian Seniors Week

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, October 14, 2016
Every year, JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi actively supports Victorian Seniors week to ensure as many senior Australians are exposed to the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong as possible. Tai Chi and Qigong have been practiced in China for centuries but it is only in the last 25 years or so that the West is finally recognising the incredible health-giving properties of these practices. Here is a short list of the scientifically acknowledged benefits: 1. Reduces blood pressure 2. Relieves ...  read more

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