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A school

We are a taijiquan school. There is a syllabus, lessons, teachers.
Learning is our focus.
Taijiquan cannot be taught in a haphazard way - a proven syllabus is essential.

What is different about your school?

We specialise in teaching taijiquan as a martial art.

I think Sifu Waller knows more about functional biomechanics that all the orthopaedic surgeons I have met put together. I rarely have clicking joints now since Sifu Waller instructed me to work within the limits of the ‘click’ and then build up over time to a wider range.

(Dr David Cousins)

Who are we?

Baguazhang, chin na, shuai jiao & taijiquan: Sifu Waller
Qigong & tai chi: Rachel Waller
Tai chi (assistant): Marc Boivin
Helpers: Karen Laws, Eddie Wrigley & Andy Urwin
Social secretary: Andy Urwin
Patrons: Mr Andrew Yeo & Mr Henry Kajan Anyie

Classical taijiquan

Students explore the human body, physics, biomechanics, pragmatic martial skills and Taoist wisdom.
The in-depth syllabus is comprehensive and thorough.
And 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 taijiquan the martial art, baguazhang, 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 Yang style taijiquan, the secrets teachings and the philosophical background

• Authentic skills 
• 2 instructors in every class
• Our instructors are registered with
The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain
• Professional
• High quality tuition 
• Comprehensive martial application of both taijiquan and baguazhang
• 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.

Before I came to Sifu Waller three years ago I had spent six years at four different classes trying to learn taijiquan. None of them had a syllabus of any kind. Most were offering tuition of the simplified 24 step, with no self defence and no regard for the health of knees or back. The classes were for one hour only and cost about the same as ours.

(John Bell)

Who attends your school?

Our students come from all walks of life: soldier, policeman, doctor, teacher, electrician, builder, chef, painter, postman, IT worker, student, pensioner, writer, chaplain, lecturer, project manager, charity worker...

Who has hired us?



contact details     Sifu Waller     rachel waller

Page created 2 March 1995
Last updated 14 April 2017