Friday, 24 September 2021



I’ve been training in the martial arts since 1964 and yes, we’ve had our ups and our slight downs, but (and I think I’m speaking for pretty well everyone), we’ve never experienced an actual shut down in the way we did when COVID first came on the scene.

Our normal venues were suddenly closed; instructors and their students stayed at home wondering when they could head back to the mats or feel the sudden surge of energy again that comes from a great sparring match. And what about the health side of martial training? Tai Chi classes were disbanded, Chi Kung returned to solo work. Those folks seeking ways to combat heart disease, stress,  joint pain, arthritis, the negative effects of ageing, etc., suddenly found themselves without an instructor.

A few of us sat down to discuss the situation…at a social distance. Sifu/Sensei Greg Magwood of Magwood’s Martial Arts initiated the idea, at least in our area of Ontario, Canada, to give online teaching a try. He worked on the basics and helped instructors like me get in on the ground floor.

Lately, Magwood has returned to physical onsite teaching yet he continues to develop his online presence. Below is a Chi Kung clip of Magwood on YouTube. I love the cat. Watch as it strolls into the frame. This fur ball is a superstar -


Here’s a link to some more cool stuff - https://magwoodsmartialarts.webs.com/

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