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A taijiquan school

We are a taijiquan 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 Yang style taijiquan.

Who are we?

Kung fu instructor: Sifu Waller
Qigong & tai chi teacher: Rachel Waller
assistant: Chris Young
Social secretary: Julia Pattison

Fit to teach

Both of our instructors are registered with The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. Sifu Waller is also a professionally qualified teacher (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).  


Sifu Waller is an experienced kung fu instructor. He has a background in ju jitsu, karate and wing chun, and offers a very pragmatic kung fu syllabus that incorporates baguazhang, chin na, shuai jiao and taijiquan. His sessions are stimulating, fun and non-macho. He has committed 18 years to full-time teaching and practice.

I think Sifu Waller knows more about functional biomechanics than all the orthopaedic surgeons I have met put together.

(Dr David Cousins)

Classical taijiquan

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 taijiquan 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 Yang style taijiquan, the secrets teachings and the philosophical background
Authentic skills 
Up to 4 teaching assistants in every class
High quality tuition 
Comprehensive martial application of taijiquan
Extensive range of skills available 
New material every week
Good value for money 
Gain an advanced level of understanding
Follow the teachings of The Taijiquan 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 taijiquan?

Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages. Tai chi appeals to all sorts of people.

Who has hired us?



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Page created 2 March 1995
Last updated 26 July 2022