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What is tai chi?
Tai chi is a form of gentle exercise that encourages a calm mind, balanced emotions and a strong body. When people say 'tai chi' they typically mean tai chi for health.
Doctors believe that tai chi - with its ancient origins and incredible health benefits - is the ideal form of exercise for modern people of all ages.
Not all tai chi is
Just as there are different models of cars,
of computers and universities of varying
calibres, so too are
different kinds of
Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist) was created in the Wudang Mountain range in Hubei, China. It is an advanced martial art based upon ancient Chinese knowledge, biomechanics and the yin/yang principle.
This kung fu system teaches powerful, functional skills, along with an in-depth philosophical background. Authentic taijiquan practice follows specific guidelines and cultivates good character.
Some of the training methods are slow, but many are not. Taijiquan practice is fascinating, fun and mentally stimulating.
Baguazhang (8 trigrams palm) is a very challenging kung fu system from Mount Emei. It addresses the experience of combat in a different way to taijiquan, with multiple opponents in mind at all times.
The student avoids direct confrontation by circling around the opponent or by encouraging the attacker to circle around them. Baguazhang is based upon the principle of change.
It is a highly unusual martial art famous for its fast, evasive footwork, fluid, unorthodox movements, unpredictability and spontaneity. The body emulates animal movements and changes continually.
Health & fitness
Few exercises in the world are as easy to perform as 'moving qigong'. The main challenge lies simply in doing the movements 'naturally', healthily and comfortably.
Tai chi for health is a popular form of movement-based exercise derived from taijiquan. The art requires low effort. No sweating. No exertion. No taxing the body.
Tai chi for fitness involves cross-training tai chi for moderate, varied exercise. The training incorporates core strength, psoas work, leg stretches, cardio training and Taoist Yoga.
Invest in your wellbeing
The benefits of tai chi are medically proven and long-lasting:
Chill out and have a laugh
Acquire a more light-hearted way of looking at life
Cultivate an unusual form of strength
Increased brain activity
Develop your memory skills
Improved joint function
Increased stamina and endurance
Release deeply-held muscular tension
Meditation & awareness
Learn to relax naturally
Improved poise and posture
Avoid strain, exertion and exaggeration
'Motor learning' - how we use our bodies, the way in which we move, the processes involved
Age with dignity and grace
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.
Welcome to our tai chi 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.
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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