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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 fitness and wellbeing.


Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist) is an advanced style of kung fu based on the yin/yang principle.
This 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, wellbeing, character development and philosophical study are just as important as combat skills.

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)

Invest in your wellbeing

Taijiquan offers a balanced approach to the cultivation of health, vitality and wellbeing.
There is gain without pain.
The benefits of taijiquan 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.



We have a detailed taijiquan 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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Page created 3 November 1995
Last updated 05 April 2017

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