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To train taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist), weapons training, self defence, chin na, shuai jiao or baguazhang you must be a school member paying by monthly standing order.
To ensure personal safety and meet our insurance requirements certain factors must be taken into account:
No medical/health problems *
Age (over 18)
Good attitude & humour
Prepared to practice at home between classes
Not studying another martial art
* this includes being notably
Asking to do martial training
There are 3 steps: an aptitude test, a questionnaire and a physical:
Step 1 - Show aptitude
Martial candidates are given a ticksheet containing all the basic qigong exercises.
Each week they are taught a new exercise.
The following lesson the student will be expected to accurately demonstrate the exercise.
Good progress will lead to martial consideration and step 2.
Step 2 - Liability questionnaire
Candidates complete a liability/health questionnaire before being considered for the physical.
Step 3 - The physical
Candidates are offered the chance to undertake 'the physical' - subject to attendance, attitude and performance.
If a student can pass their physical they can start learning taijiquan.
Having never had any martial
arts experience I was really interested in starting classes with Newcastle
Tai Chi. The classes are so well organised and structured that you feel each
week you are making progress and developing. Sifu Waller's level of skill in
martial arts is astounding and learning from someone of such advanced
knowledge is humbling. The work is challenging but incredibly rewarding and
you can supplement the weekly lessons with workshops to really enhance the
experience. I am really excited to keep training each week and would
recommend the classes to anyone interested in martial arts.
the answer is No...
Do not be offended if we say "No".
Not everyone is offered martial tuition and not everyone passes the physical.
If you have a notable medical/health problem, we are not allowed to do combat with you.
If you have are just out of shape, we will help with this (but you will have to do the work).
Martial training is entirely different to tai chi for health.
You will be roughed-up in the course of training. There is no way to avoid this.
Some people like going to the gym and expect to be able to train taijiquan alongside the gym.
This will not work.
Fitness & attitude
We reserve the right to decline martial tuition:
• if we feel that a student is physically unable to study taijiquan safely
• if an individual demonstrates the wrong attitude for taijiquan study
Rachel will always act with the wellbeing of the student in mind.
Insurance regulations prohibit a student from training material that is unsuitable for their fitness/ability level.
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• Tailored learning
Page created 2 March 1995
Last updated 27 March 2017