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Tai Chi World Record Attempt

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Help Tai Chi Master, Dave Thew, break the world record for the longest ever Tai Chi marathon, all to raise money for the Cancer Society!!

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UPDATE:

Dave Thew has successfully completed 30 hours & 15 minutes of continuous Tai Chi, beating the previous record by over an hour!!

So much hard work, dedication, community spirit & pure human kindness has gone into this event and it has well and truly paid off! Well done Dave! We are all so proud of your efforts! Thank you so much to EVERYBODY who has been a part of this journey in some way! You are all legends!

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After winning two gold medals for New Zealand at the 2018 Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Championship, South Canterbury legend and Tai Chi Master, Dave Thew, is gearing up for his next monumental challenge, all to raise money for the Cancer Society!

Starting on the 26th of April, Dave will be attempting to break the world record for the world's longest ever Tai Chi Marathon, a record which currently stands at 29 hours!!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/sport/108393414/south-canterbury-man-aims-to-break-tai-chi-world-record

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is one of the major branches of the traditional Chinese martial arts. Although originally conceived as a fighting art, in the modern day it is practiced as a graceful form of exercise and an overall health system that promotes mindfulness, decreases stress and anxiety, helps with balance and muscle strength, improves flexibility, improves sleep as well as copious amounts of other health benefits, far too many to name!

Dave Thew has been practising Tai Chi for approximately 37 years and and well and truly is a master of his craft! He is now passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and helping to give back, to as wide of an audience as possible, all the many benefits he has gained from the art form!

Dave's World record attempt, which is being held at the 'Alpine Sports Center' in Temuka, will see him complete over 29 hours of continuous Tai Chi movement/ exercise, a mammoth effort which we are sure he can conquer, all for an amazing cause!

All funds raised will go directly to the 'Cancer Society, Canterbury-West Coast Division''s bank account.

This is an awesome event to raise money for an extremely worthy cause, so any support possible would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you ☯️

Rubie Stewart's involvement (page creator)

Cancer is something that almost everyone has been touched by in one way or another. The Cancer Society is an Organisation close to the hearts of many. An extremely worthy cause!

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WORLD RECORD SUCCESS!  27 April 2019

Dave Thew has successfully completed 30 hours & 15 minutes of continuous Tai Chi, beating the previous record by over an hour!! So much hard work, dedication, community spirit & pure human kindness has gone into this event and if has paid off! Well done Dave! We are all so proud of your efforts! Thank you so much to EVERYBODY who has been a part of this journey in some way! You are all awesome!

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  • Robin Greenberg

    Robin Greenberg on 11 May 2019

    $20

    $20

  • Russley Tai Chi Practice Group

    Russley Tai Chi Practice Group on 30 Apr 2019

    $50

    Congratulations Dave!

    $50

  • Goldilocks

    Goldilocks on 30 Apr 2019

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    Well done! A mighty effort!

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  • Lyn Mansel

    Lyn Mansel on 28 Apr 2019

    $25

    Well done Dave ! What a splendid achievement for such a worthy cause too. CONGRATULATIONS

    $25

  • Rosemary Tan

    Rosemary Tan on 27 Apr 2019

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    Congratulations Dave! An amazing achievement!

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