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Learners' Feedback for Xianglin 2007 (or Joe in English)

From Ashton-Under-Lyne Methodist Church class


By Marjorie Dale (6 years)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

6 years

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

It is an excellent exercise to make you fell completely relaxed. The friendly atmosphere. All in all ALL.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

I have definitely noticed an improvement in my asthma + joint flexibility. My cholestral level has dropped from 5.9 to 5.1 without medication.

3. Any other comments:

Carry on the good work Xianglin. I am sure your class will go from strength to strength.


By Jocye Stubley (6 years)

1. The exercise, breathing and social aspect also my hiatus hernia has vastly improved and I don't need medication .

2. Asbolutley move better, more supply, relaxing.

3. Xianglin is an excellent teacher and so patient.


By Lorraine Cooke (5 years)

1. The regular exercise; the type of exercise; the philosophy of Tai Chi as a gentle harmonious balance; the social camaderie of the groups.

2. Improved breathing, relaxation, general fitness & flexibility. Have met some people who are now firm friends.

3. I am very happy to be attending both classes. I like the teaching style and am recently learning more about Qigong and Ba Duan Jin at one of Dr Li's new classes which is a new shant on this type of exercise.


By Raymond O'kelly (5 years)

1. Good atmosphere and company; good tuition and very enjoyable

2. Feel a lot better mentally and more supple and balance.

3. I'll certainly keep coming.


By Betty Rerrison (4 year 6 months)

1. Gental exercise and pleasant compny.

2. gererally feel better after a session.

3. Hope to keep coming .


By Barbra Bennison (2 years)

1. Everything from the warm up exercises to the meditation at the end.

2. Better balance; greater joint movement.

3. Long it may last.


By Brenda Griffiths (18 months)

1. Gentle exercise in pleasant company.

2. Joints less stiff.



By Pat Thwaites (18 months)

1. The health benefits and the social part with the other members.

2. yes definately.

3. I dont like to miss it.


By Yuonne Longden (6 months)

1. serious exercise which is not too strenuous and fun.

2. I feel more supple and cheerful when contemplating going to Tai Chi classes.


By Jean Berrisford (6 months at Ashton, 3 years at another class [Yang Style])

1. I love the wonderful feeling of peace and relaxation that you get with Tai Chi. It allows you to have some space for yourself and 'leave everything behind' I am fairly new to the Ashton group but I was surprised at the warm welcome I received from other group members on my first day, they really made me feel at home. My instructor is excellent and has a lovely sense of humour - I am so glad I joined this class.
2. Benefits: My blood pressure has improved a lot and I feel so much better than I did before I started the class. I practised Yang style Tai Chi for 3 years but had not attended classes for about 18 months due to heart problems so I was getting a bit like a couch potato!


3. Other comments: None really - except to reiterate my previous comments about being so glad I joined this class.....lovely people, lovely instructor - who could ask for anything better?

Submitted on 09/08/2008

From Denton Esporta Club class


By Berul Brown (6 years)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

6 years

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

Peace, calm, gradually improving competence .

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

stress levels all lowered, heart problems has disappeared.

3. Any other comments:

Please keep this class open - it's the high-sport of the week .


By Irene Sndderson (4 years)

1. The company, the exercise, the peace.

2. Yes!

3. Keep up the good work.


By Gloria Jean Perry (2 years)

1. Makes me feel good, relaxing, body strengthening.

2. Yes, very much so.

3. I love it - it should be longer or more often.

By Yvonne M.Lees (2 years)

1. Joe our teacher .

2. I feel more calm.

3. I enjoy the calss very much.


From Droylsden St. Martins' Church class


By Hilda Lomas (18 months)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

18 months

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

I enjoy the opportunity of taking part in physical exercise, whilst staying in my own limits,as part of a group exercise. It leaves me with a sense of well being and calmness.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

Having experienced pins and needles in my arm for sometime. I found that after serval classes of Tai Chi I notice a difference. It has now gone completely.

3. Any other comments:




By Sheila Eyres (18 months)

1. A feeling of well being, relaxation and breathing.

2. Breathing improved greatly, back and neck arthritis much improved. Also after a session stress free.

3. Jo is a lovely gentelmen and a teacher who is considerate and gentle. Joe always seems happy to teach.

By Pauline Jones (6 months)

1. I enjoy the music and the feeling of peace when doing the exercises.

2. It has helped my asma and I have found I have not been taking my inhaler as often.

3. I found I am more supple in my movements.



From Macclessfield AGE Concernclass


By Julie Brinton (7 months)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

7 months.

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

It is so absorbing of mind, body and spirit that it excludes everything else and leaves me with a feeling of calmness, happiness and confidence. Xianglin is a patient, gentle teacher of obvious skill.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

Improved breathing, flexibility and stamina. Also feel calm, happier and more confident, improved circulation.

3. Any other comments:

Much more enjoyable and purposeful than exercising in a gym. Very helpful for anyone coping with depression.

By Tim Brinton (7 months)

1. It is a point in the middle of the week (Wednesday afternoons) when for an hour, I do something completely different, exercise without exhaustion!.

2. Yes, it keeps me supple (I'm 65) and aids my relaxation. I feel that muscles are being gently put to use that otherwise would remain dormant.

3. This "total workout" approach allows me to become completely absorbed and relaxed at one-and-same time. For me, drawing, prayer and meditation fullfil the same role.


From Macclesfield St. Paul's Church class


By Liz Kempster (9 months)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

Since Sep. 2007

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

The calming/soothing effect - relaxing.
The stretching, the gentle fluid movements.
"The whole culture" of it.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

Somewhat -calmes, less stiff, blood pressure better.

3. Any other comments:

Good group atmosphere - supportive Xianglin very nice helpful teacher.


By Tessa Hughes (9 months)

1. Social aspect, learning, breathing (properly) becomes more supple.

2. Only the breathing so far and standing straighter.

3. Xianglin is a very good teacher and makes you relax.
By Lynda Peers (9 months)

1. The company, the exercise

2. More relaxed, joints more supple.

3. Good teacher very patient with us all.

From Poynton Leisure Centre class


By Sheila Sheldon (7 years and 6 months)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

7 years and 6 months.

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

Relaxation, fluid movement, music and its company, everyone iis friendly and helpful, especially Xianglin who is very gentle and patient with everyone. Keep up the good work Xianglin, you are a very special teacher.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

Most definitely I feel at least twenty years younger, having so much more energy, better balance, more supple, more relaxed and also much stronger. Tai Chi also helps me deal with everyday problems in a more relaxed and better way.

3. Any other comments:

Xianglin is an excellent teacher, always knowing what is best for us.
Would like to learn the 83 form.
Applications for the 18 form.
Would also like to do more Qigong
Classes should be longer.
By Jenny Thorman (5 years)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

5 years.

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

Discipline, exercises and information.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

Feel it helps me to calm, concentrate. Improves posture.

3. Any other comments:

Enjoy the class, feel it is the right kind of exercise for me.

By Pat Jackson (11 years)

1. Learning something new, meeting people who share an interest, focusing on exercises makes you stop thinking everyday concerns.

2. Helped my breathing, posture and feel relaxed after classes. General fitness


By Joyce Horan (11 months)

1. relaxed atmosphere exercise without any sense of competition.

2. More supple, breathing improved (can blow up balloons haven't been able to do that for years), and less stresses.

3. Enjoyable and sociable. Relaxed teaching style means don't feel pressures to be brilliant.


By Mary Speight( 6 months)

1. Relaxation, meeting people

2. More confident, more coordinated and less stress


By Dr. Johan Joubert ( 2 months)

1. The calmness afterwards and tremendous energy release that is unmistakable

2. Yes, my general mobility has improved vastly.


From Sale Raglan Road Community Centreclass


By Emma Norton (9 months)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

Since Oct. 2007

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

I enjoy the warm up, the silk reeling exercises and the Tai Chi form. I enjoy having a time for myself and I enjoy being the learner/pupil not the teacher.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

It helps me to relax. It relaxes my back and shoulders that get from tense working (as a teacher). Also Tai Chi helps me to be calm, focussed and it re-energises me - it's Great.

3. Any other comments:

Thanks you to Xianglin, for his teaching.


By Helen Prince (9 months)

1. All of it. Time for me..

2. After a class I feel relaxed but energised - ready for the day. It calms mind and body.
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By Chris Taylor (7 months)

1. Time for myself without distraction

2. more energy after class.
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By Ecelyn Gilsenan (1 months)

1. Very relaxing movements and love the music .

2. A little as only being doing a month.



From Sale Moor Community Centre class


By Alison Craddock (3 years)

How long have you done Tai Chi?

3 years.

1. What do you enjoy about the Tai Chi class?

Friendly group, good atmosphere, excellent teacher. Breathing exercises.

2. Have you noticed any benefits to your health and well being since doing Tai Chi?

General well being, stronger legs, better balance, more relaxed, more aware of breathing.

3. Any other comments:

Would like to learn 83 form and other Tai Chi forms.

By Douglas Craddock (3 years)

1. Warm up, friendly atmosphere and informative teacher.

2. More relaxed and feeling good.

3. Would like to progress to 83 form and other aspect of the Tai Chi.


By Karl Smith (7 months)

1. All the class. Warm up and learning the forms

2. Joined Tai Chi class following illness, still receiving treatment at the hospital for lung and chest problems but doing Tai Chi has helped my general fitness and breathing

3. I would like to learn -
1) What the applications are for the 18 form
2) Learn the next form - 83 Form
3) Learn Push Hands

By Marlene Thomason (12 weeks)

1. Its very relaxing to me. Personally I feel I can just shut off my the everyday worries life throws at you.

2. My stress levels have decreased. I sleep better.

3. Our teacher Joe is very good and he makes us feel at ease with ourselves.


By Doreen Crossan (5 weeks)

1. We have a very good teacher who takes time showing us all about Tai Chi and it is so relaxing.

2. I have found Tai Chi makes me feel so much claimer and I sleep so much better.

3. I am 82 years old so its good for the young and old. We all feel the benefit of Tai Chi.


Learners' feedback from outside of Xianglin's classes


By Tim Wilson

Where: west wales, newcastle emlyn

How long: 4 years

What enjoyed: The Chi Kung and meditation is amazing...stress and tension just melt away. Wonderful feeling of calmness and relaxedness yet charged with energy! You meet some nice people as well.

Benefits: Long standing lower back problems have all but disappeared. Shoulder problems much improved and general flexibility and movement much more supple. Legs get strong and depressive moods much lessened

Other comments: It just gets more and more interesting as you get more in touch with your body and feelings...the energy feelings get stronger and you just want to explore the whole thing much more.

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