THE October meeting of Shobrooke Friendly Club took the form of gentle exercise in the form of Tai Chi, under the guidance of Chris Davis from Stockleigh Pomeroy.
Some of the 25 members present stood for the exercises whilst some remained seated – it made no difference.
Chris explained that Tai Chi was based on exercises practised by the Chinese or Japanese and evolving over a few thousand years.
It appears that primarily it had been used as exercise to restore the strength of warriors injured in battle.
There were many forms of the art, but the one Chris employed consisted of 16 different movements, and involved slowly and deliberately moving and extending limbs as far as the muscles would allow.
Quite a number of members were relieved that the exercises did not require them to do anything energetic, and many said that they had felt some benefit even from the short session enjoyed.
Members were reminded that the forthcoming Tiverton Pantomime trip would be “Cinderella” and is being organised by Jo Rouse and Jacqui Lee.
The cost of the ticket for the pantomime would be £8.50, with the cost of the coach on top. This will depend on the number wishing to attend.
Anyone wishing to go the pantomime on January 30, 2019, should contact Jacqui Lee on 01363 776189.
The next meeting of the club will be on November 21, which will be the Annual General Meeting, and making Christmas Crackers.
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