Tai Chi and Ryukyu Kobujutsu are an excellent way to improve and maintain your physical, mental and spiritual wellness. They certainly work for me!
TIME Mondays and Wednesdays
VENUE Japanese School, 12-20 Caledon Rd, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
STYLES & INSTRUCTOR
Tai chi is an internal Chinese martial art, known for its gentle, graceful, flowing movements. It is relaxing, mindful and low-impact, and helps you to gain better co-ordination, flexibility, stability and peace of mind. It is safe and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Ryukyu kobujutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art, developed in Ryukyu Islands and consisting of both empty-hand and weapon techniques. Emphasis is on timing and techniques, rather than physical power – an ideal martial art for women and the young at heart!
Masako has been practicing tai chi and ryukyu kobujutsu under Edward Jardine, head of International Tai Chi Society and the South African branch chief of Yuishinkai & Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai, for 25 years. She holds the 4th dan rank both in karate and weapons.
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Other classes offered by International Tai Chi Society and Yuishinkai & Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai in Johannesburg and around:
Bruma*꙳, Norwood*, Wits University*꙳, Linmeyer*, Benoni (Isaac)*꙳, Benoni (Fareed)꙳, Alberton꙳, Edenvale*, Hartbeespoort* (* tai chi, ꙳kobujutsu)
There are three dojos in Cape Town – UCT*꙳, CBD* and Edgemead*.
ON THE WEB
I Love Tai Chi (Masako’s facebook page on martial arts and physical/mental/spiritual wellness)
Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai (Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan)
International Tai Chi Society
Tai Chi & Yuishinkai Kobujutsu (Wits University, South Africa)