Important message for all MDA Instructors and members
 

UPDATE: 16th July 2020
 
Following the recent Government announcement to allow the re-opening of gyms/sports halls from the 25th July 2020, we would like to inform all members that Master Ding Academy HQ will be opening from the 1st August 2020.

To ensure safety of all participants and instructors, we have set up a comprehensive guideline in accordance to the Government Health & Safety that we should all take responsibility. You should also all familiarise with the Government Health & Safety guideline which is available on the internet.
 
Before resuming your normal class after lockdown, all students must complete and sign the Pre-Screening form. You can bring the form on the first day of class or email it back to us. This form will also be provided at the Academy. We also have a guideline which must be strictly followed by all students attending the class. Please email us for the Pre-Ccreening Form and Master Ding Academy Guideline.
 
Hope to see you all back from the 1st of August 2020.

Take care and stay safe.
 

Update: 24/4/20 

Hope that everyone,family and friends are all well during these times.

Just a note to say that we have been working hard to create an online Tai Chi website that will enable you to pursue your Tai Chi training. 
It is now ready online.

If you are interested, do register as a member of the site for free:

https://www.masterdingtaichionline.com/ 

Just click the above website and it will take you to the Home Page

At the moment, we have video of 

1) 15-Minute Tai Chi Beginners package. This is from the 15 minute DVD.
 
2) Yang 200 Celebration Show held in September 1999 in London to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Yang Lu Chan, Founder of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
 
3) Traditional Yang Style Long Form Part 1
- John Ding Yeung San Hey Gung Set 1 as demonstrated by Master Alan Ding
- Daoist Exercises as demonstrated by Master Alan Ding
- Long Form Part 1 ( step-by-step lessons )

There are some preview video clips available including our future productions.

Coming soon will be on step-by-step lessons for Part 2 and 3 of the traditional Yang Style Long Form. Do check out this new site for more details. 

Feel free to share this new streaming website with your relatives and friends. 

Remember it is free to join!

Hope to see you all in class soon.

Take care and stay safe.

13/4/20 Update:
Hope that everybody is keeping well and safe during this period of lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic.

We have recently been informed of the sad news that two members have passed away
- Ricky Wu from London and Sebastiano from Piombino, Italy.
We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to both their families and wish them well.

Given the current situation, Master Ding Academy HQ will still remain closed until further notice.

We will keep you posted here for any further update.

Take care and stay safe everybody.

Happy Chi!

Sifu
 

To All MDA Instructors And Members

Hope that you and your family are well. 

Following UK Government advice on 16th March 2020, and my discussions with Dr. Alan Ding, Master Ding Academy HQ Limehouse and Woodford will suspend all activity at both instructor and student level with immediate effect from 17th March 2020 until 14th April 2020 subject to continued review. The decision has been made in the interest of all instructors and members’ safety. This will have several implications:

1. April Instructor Retreat
The 2020 Annual instructor Retreat from 4th - 11th April will be postponed. It will be rescheduled to Saturday 15th - 22nd August 2020 - the original dates for the August Open Retreat. The August Retreat 2020 will now be a closed Instructor Retreat. If you have a booking at the April Instructor Retreat and are able to attend the August date, please let us know. If you are unable to attend the August Retreat 2020, we can either arrange a refund or you can use your payment to attend other MDA courses in the future. If you require a refund, please let us know the following:
Name:
Bank Name:
Bank Address:
For UK only
Sort Code:
Account Number:    
 
For overseas Instructors or students:
BIC
IBAN
 
2. MDA HQ classes
These will be suspended. Your class fees may be used in the future, to take extra sessions owed - during the fallow period, when classes resume.  

3. Branch classes
All instructors (UK & Worldwide) should look to suspend all classes with immediate effect. I understand the socio economic impact that this may have but overwhelmingly, it is with the interests of instructor and member welfare, that this decision has been made. Do let me know the action you have taken.
I refer to the most current guidance released Monday evening evening:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Do email us should you have any other queries.

Further update will be posted here.

Take care and stay safe.

Sifu

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