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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 c
ommitted 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