A number of members of the Beverley Area Chinese Arts club have been awarded certificates in acknowledgement at their commitment to both self-defence and Tai Chi.
Dave Harvey and Brian Clubley received their award for 30 years of service to the sport while there was also an award for Muriel Oates and Ted Oxley who got certificates for over 27 years or participation.
Ted told HU17.net;
“Tai Chi is an ancient art form which will when practised in short regular periods improves both health and fitness.”
“Here at our club the arts are taught and practised to suit everyone, through the grading system you can become a black jacket and progress to a teaching level.”
The club also runs a self-defence section which Ted says is suitable for children who lack confidence, he added;
“There is no need for physical strength and big muscles as we teach everyone to use their own Chi, a natural energy we all possess.”
“Movements are soft and graceful the art will help develop speed and control.”
Ted is hoping to attract more youngsters into the sport to keep up the traditions locally, classes are held on Tuesday between 7pm and 9.30pm and Saturdays 1pm and 3.30pm at St Nicholas Church Hall.