Tai Chi weekend workshops 2020

These events are hosted by Ross Cousens

Master Ding Academy Dublin.

As always, open workshops are suitable for all levels of

practitioner. There is no minimum amount of experience

or expertise required as we will be spending the day on

fundamental principles as apply to all tai chi, not specific

movements or techniques. If you’re interested in learning,

you have what it takes to attend…


Masterclasses with Master Ding in Dublin 

October 2nd, 3rd  & 4th  


Oct 2nd 10am-4pm:  Instructor training. 

Location Liam Rodgers Community Centre, Swords 



Oct 3rd 10am-4pm:  Open Masterclass. 

Topic:  Sinking and Rooting. 

Location: Donahies Community School Gym 


A hallmark of good Tai Chi practice is a form or posture that’s settled and rooted. These characteristics allow both static postures and movements to be simultaneously relaxed and very stable. 


Oct 4th  9am-3pm:  Open Masterclass: 

Topic:  Connection and Flow. 

Location: Donahies Community School Gym 


The movement of the form should flow like a mighty river, no corners, no breaks. Similarly the body should flow as one interconnected unit.  


Suitable for all levels including beginners. 


Earlybird: (Payment received in full before Sept 26th) 

MDA members: 1day €100, both days €175 

Non members: 1day €110, both days €200 


Standard rate:  

MDA members: 1 day €130, both days €210 

Non members: 1 day €140, both days €260 


Open Workshops with Ross Cousens 2020


Feb 29th & Mar 1st  10am-4pm: 

Open workshop: Yang Style Broadsword, (Dao) 


Deepen your practice through the first of the weapons forms in the Traditional Yang Style syllabus. Broadsword helps develop focus and expression of power. 


Suitable for those who have completed the long form. 


Location: Donahies Community School Gym 

Early bird: €130 

(Payment received in full before Feb22nd) 

Standard rate: €150 


April 25th 10am-4pm: 

Open workshop: Chi Kung 


The first and most important of all our practices. The foundation from which all else is built. 


Suitable for all levels including beginners 


Location: Donahies Community School Gym 

Early bird:  

MDA members: € 70 

Non members: € 80 


(Payment received in full before April 18th) 

Standard rate: 

MDA members: € 80 

Non members: € 90 

June 21st, 28th & July 5th 

Three day Tai Chi Foundation Form Intensive. 



We will also be running a 3 day ’15 minute Tai Chi’ Course in June/July. This Course is specifically for those who may be currently learning the foundation form and wish to speed up it’s completion and deepen their understanding of Tai Chi principles.  

It’s also suitable for those who have no Tai Chi experience and wish to take the opportunity to learn the entire foundation form at a three day intensive.  


Along with Taoist Core exercises we will be covering the three pillars of Tai Chi practice. Chi Kung I, the Foundation form and basic partner work exercises. 


Location: Malahide Tennis Club. 

Early bird:  

(Payment received in full before June 8th) 

MDA members: €190 

Non members: €220  


Standard rate: 

MDA members: €210  

Non members: €240 

July 18th 10am-4pm 

Instructor/Senior Development training. 


Donahies Community School Gym 


Earlybird rate, (payment received before July July 11th): €80 


Standard rate: €90 


July 19th 10am-4pm 

Open Workshop: Pushing Hands 


The third and final pillar in our practice. Gau Sau or ‘pushing hands’. Developing sensitivity in contact, connection and flow within ourselves, but equally importantly, with others.  


Location: Donahies Community School Gym 


Earlybird:(Payment received in full before July 11th) 


MDA members €70 

Non members €80 


Standard rate: 

MDA members €80 

Non members €90 


Nov 21st 10am-4pm 

Open workshop: Ta Lu 


Ta Lu is a two person set where both practitioners learn how to feel oncoming force, adhere to their partners movements, neutralize incoming force and when appropriate, project power. We will spend the day learning and deepening our understanding of 3 Step Ta Lu, Four Corners and Ta Lu form, as appropriate. 

Suitable for all levels including beginners. 


Location: Donahies Community School Gym 


Early bird: (Payment received in full before Nov 16th) 


MDA members: €70 

Nonmembers: €80 

Standard rate: MDA members: €80 

Non members: €90

If you’re interested in attending, contact Ross Cousens 087 752 7013 or ross@masterdingacademy.com

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