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Old Mar 25th 2008, 7:38 am
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It usually starts with a bit of Tai Chi as a warm up and then moves onto yoga, followed by some balances, a bit of pilates, some stretches and then a bit of relaxation/meditation. that's the bodybalance class, bodystep speaks for itself, then there's bodyjam, bodyattack, bodypump...have a look at www.cityfitness.co.nz for the full list and explanation of all the stuff they do.
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It usually starts with a bit of Tai Chi as a warm up and then moves onto yoga, followed by some balances, a bit of pilates, some stretches and then a bit of relaxation/meditation. that's the bodybalance class, bodystep speaks for itself, then there's bodyjam, bodyattack, bodypump...have a look at www.cityfitness.co.nz for the full list and explanation of all the stuff they do.
Can you just pay for the class or do you have to join the gym?
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Every time I've done pilates it's kicked my arse. Difficult, but effective!
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Thanks for the link Wilma, good stuff.

Looks like its membership Danny only, mind you i did skim read!

Anyway, wheres ya wife, she sorted out her silkies yet?

I was going to put one of my DVDs in and have a look the structure of Tai Chi in greater detail... David Cardine (Kung Fu) or Brett Wagland.... umm the choices!
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This may help

Everybody Was A Kung Fu Fighting



and one day this might be you and you and you....
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Good work young jedi...

this lady is rather fluid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9SRS...eature=related

There is a world day of it too (26th April):

http://worldtaichiday.org/
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There is a world day of it too (26th April):

http://worldtaichiday.org/

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Everyone down to civic square that day !!!!
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Everyone down to civic square that day !!!!
Now wouldnt that be a sight... could pay for admission to see us... go into competion with the X-Games :-)
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Now wouldnt that be a sight... could pay for admission to see us... go into competion with the X-Games :-)
Your getting a bit ahead of yourself matey, but practice makes perfect as they say so plenty of time in front of the mirror (works for me )
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ur a crouching tiger?
I will be hidden dragon...

Of course its more about a lifestyle that helps your body and mind.

I was going down the avenue of a load of pommies in silk pj's, rather than the stereotypical knotted hanky and union jack shorts ;-)
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Where be the Union Jacks than ???

better Crouching Tiger than Belching Frog I suppose
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If you have problems with digestion you can use "griding the corn" movement, apparently. Be aware, the MA application send your assisant into the next studio
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Isn't the crane what the Karate Kid did at the end of the movie with his broken foot????
I used to do karate with Danny but the trainer kept putting us together to spar - I think it was for his personal amusement. After looking like a battered wife (seriously, I even had fractured ribs, thanks love) for several months I gave up, although I was probably at my fittest!
Would love to do some exercise - anything - to lose weight, tone up and de stress but time is a major factor. Danny is out by 6am most mornings so early morning is out - quite keen to join the gym though, mainly for the classes. I used to go to the gym and swim 2 / 3 times weekly, do a kick fit class and a weekly dance class and now do nothing (did manage 1 run / walk last week though Ted) so can't complain about my clothes being too tight.
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White crane spreads its wings is a TC movement...

The Crane stance you are on about is indeed in Karate Kid... obviously everyone has had a go at it.

TC, all be it slow and fluid I think it would help if you have an understanding of MA movements. The classes that Wilma is talking about would give you a great start into learning that movement and help your toning. I have seen that they a bodycombat class there too... might be a faster way of losing a few pounds..

Having watched a couple of the DVDs I think that it maybe foolish to assume that anyone can pick it up straight away with out a little tuition.

You have to start somewhere, so if you wanted a learning partner just shout, otherwise I can give you some pointers in how to take out the big man without much effort ;-)

I have spare sparring pads if you want to get your own back. I am happy to teach you self defence so you can kick his ass "legally" ;-)
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Can you just pay for the class or do you have to join the gym?
You have to join big D, but when I signed up I got out of the joining fee and the admin costs - must be my winning smile (and I got a couple of weeks free as they didn't start my direct debit until the beginning of the next month - perhaps he wanted more than my smile ).

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Miht see you at the gym Wilma
Hey, why don't you and the big D join up, register under 'D. Fearon' and share a membership card or you could try and wangle a reduced rate as one of you would have to stay home and look after the kids!?
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