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A tai chi school
We are a tai chi school. There is a syllabus, lessons, teachers. Learning is our focus. Tai chi cannot be taught in a haphazard way - a proven syllabus is essential.
Our students explore an advanced version of the old/classical Yang style tai chi.
Who are we?
Kung fu instructor: Sifu Waller
Qigong & tai chi teacher: Rachel Waller
Kung fu instructor
Sifu Waller is an experienced kung fu instructor.
He has a background in judo, ju jitsu, karate, baguazhang and wing chun, and offers a very pragmatic kung fu syllabus that incorporates chin na, shuai jiao and the old/classical Yang style tai chi chuan.
His sessions are stimulating, fun and non-macho. He has committed 18 years to full-time teaching and practice.
Sifu Waller's teaching experience
Instructor for Bradford Yang Style Association 1995-1999. Instructor for Dynamic Balancing Boxing 1999-2004. Instructor for Newcastle Tai Chi 2004-present day.
In 1996, Sifu Waller obtained a post-graduate professional teaching qualification from The University of Leeds.
He was an instructor with The World Taiji Boxing Association between 1997-2004 and The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain between 2002-2023.
I think Sifu Waller knows
more about functional biomechanics than all the orthopaedic surgeons I have
met put together.
(Dr David Cousins)
Classical tai chi
Students explore the human body, physics, biomechanics, pragmatic martial skills and Taoist wisdom. The in-depth syllabus is comprehensive and thorough. You can study it at your own pace.
Modern teaching methods combine with traditional training approaches to provide a stimulating environment.
What we offer:
• Unparallel opportunity to study tai chi the martial art, chin na, shuai jiao, jing, neigong, qigong and tai chi for health
• Fully-differentiated syllabus designed by a professionally qualified teacher
• In-depth investigation of the old/classical Yang style tai chi, the secrets teachings and the philosophical background
• Authentic skills
• Up to 4 teaching assistants in every class
• High quality tuition
• Comprehensive martial application of tai chi
• Extensive range of skills available
• New material every week
• Good value for money
• Gain an advanced level of understanding
• Follow the teachings of The Tai Chi Classics and The Taoist Classics
A good place to be
The main appeal of our school is the total break from everyday life. We offer vibrant, active classes; free from cliques and politics.
There is a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere of camaraderie and good humour. Enjoy an evening without pressure, the need to play a role or keep up appearances.
Who does tai chi?
Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages. Tai chi appeals to all sorts of people.
Who has hired us?
contact details Sifu Waller rachel waller
Page created 2 March 1995
Last updated 26 October 2023