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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, movement-based exercise adapted from taijiquan (a Chinese martial art).
Tai chi is intended to improve health and wellbeing through regular practice using low effort. No sweating. No exertion. No taxing the body. We exercise both the body and the brain.
Isn't tai chi just slow motion exercise?
No. Some of the training methods are slow, and some are not. Slow motion movement, chilled out exercise or dance cannot be considered tai chi.
Not all tai chi is
Just as there are different models of cars,
of computers and universities of varying
calibres, so too are
different kinds of
Tai chi for fitness
A cross-training approach: qigong, form, partner work, core strength, psoas work, leg stretches, cardio training and Taoist Yoga for moderate, varied exercise.
Yang style taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist) is an advanced kung fu system based on the yin/yang principle. This fluid, dynamic, exciting martial art involves a wide range of 'counter-intuitive' methods.
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.
A balanced approach
Taijiquan follows the rules of nature, recorded hundreds (if not thousands) of years ago. Students explore biomechanics, technical skills, martial application, weaponry and unarmed combat.
Health, fitness, strength, wellbeing, character development and philosophical study are just as important as combat skills. The benefits of taijiquan are medically proven and long-lasting.
Invest in your wellbeing
The three doctors who wrote The Okinawa Program maintain that tai chi - with its ancient origins and incredible health benefits - is the ideal form of exercise for modern people of all ages:
Age with dignity and grace
Develop your memory skills
Increased brain activity
Cultivate an unusual form of strength
Improved joint function
Increased stamina and endurance
Release deeply-held muscular tension
Meditation & awareness
Learn to relax naturally
Improved poise and posture
Avoid strain, exertion and exaggeration
'Motor learning' - how we use our bodies, the way in which we move, the processes involved
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.
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.
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Last updated 17 April 2019