The Ideal Student?

  • Finds the gate and makes his/her way along the path
  • Is drawn to find the ideal teacher
  • Has a voracious appetite for knowledge
  • Never tires of arduous training
  • Is open to advice from others and never thinks that he/she is above receiving advice from others
  • In receiving praise is also accepting of criticism
  • Endeavours always to perfect his/her art
  • Appreciates the advantages of self practice
  • Is always available to assist those less able
  • Accepts and respects the teacher's instructions and counsel
  • Is tireless in the quest of self perfection through the art
  • Does not harbour a sense of superiority
  • Adheres to the principles upon which the art is based
  • Aspires to fully comprehend all aspects of the art
  • Asks questions when clarity is required
  • Is able to recognise faults in their practice and correct them
  • Is resolute in his/her endeavours
  • Is his/her staunchest critic
  • Is a good listener and observer
  • Is able to recognise correct practice in both him/herself and others
  • Becomes the ideal teacher?

Godfrey Dornelly

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About Godfrey Dornelly

The instructor of Three Treasures Wudang Tai Chi Chuan - Godfrey Dornelly, has practised martial arts since the age of 13. In 1979, he began karate (Shen Chi Do) which he practised for 21 years, acquiring a 3rd Dan Black Belt. In 1988, he took a new martial journey in Tai Chi, under the Tai Chi Master Mr Dan Docherty. Godfrey has been teaching Tai Chi for the past 19 years, triumphing in numerous international competitions.

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Every Tuesday 
 7pm - 9pm (£10)

Hawley Infant School

Buck Street, Camden Town NW1 8NJ (behind Camden tube) 

T: 07956 596 986

One to one or small group sessions also available.  Please contact Godfrey to arrange. 

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17 May 2015
Tai Chi Straight Sword Workshop

Working on form & function

Time: Sunday 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost: £50.00 regular attendees: £70.00 all other Wudang Tai Chi practitioners.

Venue: Hawley Infant School, Buck Street, Camden NW1 8NJ