28 July, 2010

Wax On, Wash Out!

Two disappointments this week. Old Yang style Tai Chi and Zenyogkido.

The website for Fajing Chuan internal chinese boxing (tai chi to you and me) offers several classes and I choose the nearest; Thursday, 2.00pm - 3.00pm at The Walter Charles Centre, in Oadby. But after waiting 15 minutes it's clear that the centre is closed and no one is coming to run a class there. When I email Nasser Butt the chief instructor he advises that they no longer run any classes except one on Friday mornings.

So this Wednesday I decided to try something new and plump for Zenyogkido at Guthlacs rooms on Holbrook Road. There's no email address or phone number posted on their site but it invites potential students to turn up at 7.30pm on Wedneday night and I dutifully do so. Again, no signs, a locked door and a very pissed off Martial Arts Blogger.

I'm not sure why people don't keep their websites up to date, as it can only put people off, even a quick hand-written poster on the door advising if the closure is temporary or permanent would be something...

So nothing so far this week from me, but I'll keep trying.


  1. Hello, i just found this, looks like you turned up on one of 4 nights we have to close the club every year, due to the owners of the hall refurbishing. Actually, altho to be fair i can understand how you missed them, there are 2 email address on the website, to contact heads of the system.
    Never mind come down anytime and have a go.

  2. Thanks Pete. I'll certainly try to visit soon.