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Challenges Faced in 2020
With the restrictions placed on us in March, my physical Bonsai Chi and Wado Ryu classes were instantly stopped.  Having never done any form of exercise online I was nervous about doing anything, and really wasn’t sure how to go about it. I spent a lot of time on internet search engines ...
How Do You Walk?
When I say to new members ‘walk forwards and backwards slowly’, they tend to give me the ‘I’ve been walking for a long time, why do you want me to do it in an exercise class?’ look! Walking is a skill we learn, normally as a toddler, as we grow and develop it happens w...
Benefits of Bonsai Chi
We all know exercise is good for us, finding the right one for what we’re trying to achieve can be difficult. Each exercise offers different benefits, below are some details why Bonsai Chi is beneficial for us. Gentle flowing exercise encourages you to move parts of your body you wouldn't nor...
Benefits of Karate Training
One of the benefits I’ve gained from my martial arts is learning the ability to switch off from everything else and concentrate solely on my training.  It’s all absorbing and as you bow into the dojo you have to leave any problems at the door. Not focusing completely and allowing o...
Why I Love Karate
I was very sporty at school and did most activities, karate was never on my list of things I wanted to do. My younger brother decided he wanted to go as his friend was doing it, so my mum told me I had to go with him! I can still remember my first class, there was about 30 students all in their whi...
Why did I start Bonsai Chi?
Having been karate training since I was 13 I often spoke of a dream of leaving my ‘day job’ and setting up a martial arts school. What shape and what it would be I could never define, however I always wanted to be able to provide the enjoyment and benefits I’ve gained to others. D...

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