Taijiquan – the supreme ultimate
Taijiquan is a continuously moving advanced form of qigong/Taoist yoga.
Like any art, it requires a dedication to learn but is a wonderful comprehensive system of physical and mental development. If you are prepared to practice daily you will develop strength, suppleness and inner calm. It also has the ability to be a revered martial art.
Taijiquan – we move
Our primary training is Qi Gong. This is the ancient practice that Taiji originates from and is essentially Taoist yoga. These movements provide a light form of exercise designed to work on specific areas of the body such as the heart or lungs. Most Qi Gong exercises can be practised by anyone.
From day one we learn ‘three circle standing Zen’. A powerful Qi Gong posture/meditation, where we hold a position for a certain length of time – it should be difficult.
Qi Gong allows us to get the great benefits of the internal arts while we are still in the learning phase of our Taiji practice. Once we know all the choreography, we start practising the form with our subconscious mind, in meditation.
Tai Chi – benefits
We believe that Tai Chi improves the flow of energy through the body, leading to better wellness and a wide range of potential benefits. Those benefits include:
Improved strength, conditioning, coordination and flexibility
Reduced pain and stiffness
Better balance and lower risk of falls
Greater awareness, calmness and overall sense of well being.
Tai Chi is not as ancient as most people believe. The founder of the Old Yang style, Yang Lu-Ch’an, was born in 1799, creating his form in the early 19th century. His form wasn’t even referred to as Tai Chi back then! However, Qi Gong, the exercises that this form of internal art was based off, does date back thousands of years. This training will take the practitioner through the self healing, martial and eventually medical levels of Tai Chi practice.
Paul demonstrates a fajin move from the form.
1-1 personal trainingThe best way to learn is obviously 1-1 with an instructor. Every aspect of your learning ability is matched to help you progress at an optimal pace best suited to your needs. Training can be arranged to be at your office, local park, home or gym/studio (additional hire fees apply) Best for professionals who are in control of their agendas.
Current public classes
Taiji Qigong for health & healing
Taiji Qigong can help you get fitter, stronger, happier, leaner also helps de-stress, build confidence and boost energy levels.
Suitable for beginners and all people able to walk unaided, In this class, mainly aimed for those more senior in age, we study Yang Cheng Fu’s simplified 108 movement long (qigong) form.
The emphasis on this friendly class is developing functional fitness without the martial training. Class schedule: Resistance and cardiovascular exercises (anaerobic and aerobic), stretching, standing qigong, Neigong medical qigong 12 meridian healing system, taiji form. Cool-down acupressure massage tapping and closing meditation.
Taijiquan for health & fighting
Taiji can help you get fitter, stronger, happier, leaner also helps de-stress, build confidence and boost energy levels.
Suitable for beginners and those new to the old Yang style of Tai Chi.
Learn the fundamentals of Yang Lu-Ch’an’s (the founder of Yang style Tai Chi) original martial art Tai Chi form before it was simplified.
Class schedule: Resistance and cardiovascular exercises (anaerobic and aerobic), stretching, standing qigong, taiji form and partner training methods. Cool-down acupressure massage tapping and closing meditation.
This class teaches the WTBA syllabus covering foundation levels 1,2,3. By the end of foundation 3 students will have completed the first third of the form and can take their first grading.