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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 equal. Just as there are different models of cars, makes of computers and universities of varying calibres, so too are there different kinds of tai chi.

(Bruce Frantzis)


Taijiquan

An advanced martial art based upon ancient Chinese knowledge, biomechanics and the yin/yang principle.
It teaches powerful, functional skills, along with an in-depth philosophical background.
Authentic taijiquan practice follows specific guidelines. Some of the training methods are slow, but many are not.


Tai chi for health

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 exercises both the body and the brain.


Tai chi for fitness

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:

  1. Cultivate an unusual form of strength

  2. Boost energy

  3. Increased brain activity

  4. Make friends

  5. Stay calm

  6. Develop your memory skills

  7. Mindfulness

  8. Better focus/concentration

  9. Improved joint function

  10. Feel balanced

  11. Increased stamina and endurance

  12. Release deeply-held muscular tension

  13. Improved circulation

  14. Meditation & awareness

  15. Increased flexibility

  16. Coordination

  17. Learn to relax naturally

  18. Improved poise and posture

  19. Avoid strain, exertion and exaggeration

  20. 'Motor learning' - how we use our bodies, the way in which we move, the processes involved

  21. 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.

(Patricia)


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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