Tai chi in Newcastle

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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, non-martial health exercise adapted from taijiquan.


Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist) is an advanced martial arts method based on the yin/yang principle.
This exciting martial art involves weaponry and unarmed combat.
The art is physically and mentally challenging; but in a very different way to mainstream martial arts.
There are no press-ups, no sit-ups, no circuit training, no weight lifting, no running, no
sweating or straining.

Meaning & purpose

Every taijiquan movement has a purpose.
The student must understand why they are doing the movement, otherwise that movement is meaningless and most likely incorrect.
What is the movement for? How does it operate?
We ensure that our students gain a comprehensive grasp of the Art.

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)

Health benefits

Taijiquan offers a balanced approach to the cultivation of health, vitality and wellbeing.
There is gain without pain.
The benefits of taijiquan are significant 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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Last updated 26 May 2016

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