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What is tai chi?

When most people say 'tai chi' they mean tai chi for health.
Tai chi for health is a simplified, slow motion, non-martial exercise adapted from taijiquan.
It is intended to improve health and wellbeing through frequent, regular practice using low effort.


Taijiquan

Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist) is an advanced style of kung fu based on the yin/yang principle.
This fluid, dynamic, exciting martial art involves a wide variety of training methods, technical skills, weaponry and unarmed combat.
The Art is physically and mentally challenging; but in a very different way to mainstream martial arts.


Complete martial art

The taijiquan fighting method is thought-provoking and insightful; with lessons about living as well as about fighting.
There is nothing macho, aggressive, confrontational or competitive about taijiquan.
Health, fitness, strength, wellbeing, character development and philosophical study are just as important as combat skills.


Different approaches

Not all tai chi is the same.
There are many different styles, schools and teachers.
Classes tend to have their own emphasis and some teachers are better than others.


Invest in your wellbeing


Tai chi offers a balanced approach to the cultivation of health, vitality and wellbeing.
There is gain without pain.
In addition to exercise, tai chi focuses on 'motor learning' - how we use our bodies, the way in which we move, the processes involved.
The benefits of tai chi are significant, medically proven and long-lasting:

  1. Stay calm

  2. Develop your memory skills

  3. Mindfulness

  4. Boost energy

  5. Increased brain activity

  6. Better focus/concentration

  7. Cultivate an unusual form of strength

  8. Improved joint function

  9. Feel balanced

  10. Increased stamina and endurance

  11. Release deeply-held muscular tension

  12. Meditation & awareness

  13. Increased flexibility

  14. Coordination

  15. Learn to relax naturally

  16. Improved poise and posture
     

Welcome to our school

Have fun in a calm, vibrant, training environment; free from bullying, cliques and politics. The atmosphere is friendly and stimulating.
Individual progress is important to us.
 

Most people come to our classes because they are seeking to learn tai chi properly and recognise that this is by far the best tai chi in the North East.

(Patricia)

Professional

We have a detailed tai chi syllabus in place in order to optimise the learning experience.
Both of our
instructors are registered with The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. The senior instructor has been practicing since 1975, teaching since 1995.
 

         


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