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I hope to resume taijiquan classes in Limerick for previous students on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings from September 20th, on the basis that COVID restrictions on indoor classes are relaxed from that day.

Under the COVID regulations that will be operating from Monday 20th September, while masks are not required, all attendees must be vaccinated.

Click here for the new Autumn class schedule.

My next new beginners class in Limerick will start on Monday 27th September at 6.15pm & Wednesday 29th September at 6.15pm.

I will teach a local class in Killaloe on Thursday at 6.30pm from 23rd Sept.

If you are interested or have questions please let me know by emailing me at nickgudge@gmail.com or phone 061-923023 / text 085-1645940 and I will get back to you.


BOOK:  My beginners Taijiquan book is available for purchase

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About this Website

This website is mostly a repository of some of my writings. I write primarily to try and clarify my thinking and refine my understanding. Most of the articles to be found here were not aimed at improving other’s understanding but at improving my own. They were derived from experience primarily. It is as a consequence of others asking to read them that I have rewritten and put them into the public domain. Initially I have put up the pieces I think most helpful to see how it goes. Any comments suggestions or criticisms are welcome. Please feel free to copy them but please acknowledge where they came from.

About Nick Gudge

I was born in 1962, come from a very large family and have travelled widely. I have lived in County Clare since 1994. I live with my partner Kim & our three children. We live in a house we designed and built with a garden and orchard we designed and planted.  I value honesty and integrity: I respect these and perseverance greatly. I am a fairly private person.

My Thanks to My Teachers

Wang Hai JunI have had many people try to teach me and many more inspire me. Only a few of these have been my teachers although many have inspired me. Highest of these are my partner Kim and my children Rowan, Amber and Cormac. They continue to suffer my foibles without too much complaint for which I am very grateful.

In Taijiquan my greatest teacher is Wang Hai Jun to whom I own almost all my understanding.

In Woodwork my greatest teacher was Derek Glew.

In Education my greatest teachers have been my partner Kim and my children Rowan, Amber and Cormac

In Building I am particularly indebted to Ewen McEwan: I wish him well on his journey.

In Gardening I thank the garden itself which has guided us to something inspirational and beautiful.

My thanks to all those who have helped me on my way and borne the brunt of my enquiries and investigations and willingly ‘suffered’ in conversation and discussion with me. I remain dedicated to life long learning.