We have three different courses available and everybody can participate in all the courses. You do not need to do them in any particular order. During a course you will learn a whole set from beginning to end, there is plenty of time for repetition and learning so that the group works together as a whole. There is no drop in style classes.
Tai Chi for Beginners
This course is 5 weeks long and in it you will learn the first 8 forms of the Yang 24. By the end you will know a sequence of tai chi which takes you around 5 minutes to complete. This can be your daily practice at home, repeating the sequence as many times as you have to devote to your practice. All these forms are Yang style which are gentle, graceful, effective for promoting health and easy to learn.
Next course: 21st June – 19th July incl. at 7pm Kennington WI Hall TN24 9AN Cost: £30
Tai Chi for Energy
This form is a set of carefully combined movements from Chen and Sun styles to produce a powerful synergy in Tai Chi for Energy. This program will improve your health and wellness, internal energy, and the ability to manage stress.
Chen style is vigorous and sophisticated, containing fast and slow movements along with powerful spiral force. Sun style includes a unique qigong (life energy) along with agile steps. These two seemingly contrasting styles have complementary internal energy. Using his deep understanding of tai chi principles and with over 40 years of experience, Dr Lam composed the Tai Chi for Energy set by combining both styles to bring you greater synergy.
With regular practice and in a relatively short period of time, you will achieve better health and wellness, more internal energy, and an improved ability to manage stress.
The program contains warm up and cool down exercises and 16 movements.
Next course: 20th September-13th December inclusive (13 weeks) Cost: £78
Venue: Mostly held at Kennington WI Hall on Wednesday evenings at 7pm, all bar four occasions when it will be held at 7:30pm at the Ashford Town Parish Halls. Click here to find the Parish Hall.
Tai Chi for Health
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This course is 9 weeks long and is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi. Besides the fundamental 11 movement tai chi, it contains an advanced 9 movement set, warm-up, wind down, and Qigong breathing exercises. This course is easy to learn and helps to improve heart/lung function, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction.
Next course: 19th April at 7pm Kennington WI Hall TN24 9AN Cost: £45
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A week ago today I completed my Tai chi course taught by Jennie. In these hour classes you are taught in stages how to move in a flowing style from one posture (or form) to the next. We analyse, practice and repeat these forms and learn what these beautiful movements are.
I left each class feeling more confident with my newly taught abilities passed on to me by my great teacher and I also felt very calm and relaxed.
This course I think, is great for people wishing to aquire a new skill, meet new people and for learning how to meditate whilst moving. I miss attending classes but I can now take Tai chi wherever I go. ***** Highly recommended!
There is much more to tai chi than one can see, and virtually no one can describe such a complex art in one simple sentence. Yes, it’s aesthetically pleasing, easy and enjoyable to practice. It can be a meditation and an integral exercise for all parts of the body and the mind. It brings tranquility and helps you think more clearly. Tai chi can be many things for different people; regular practice will bring better health and wellness.
With consistent practice, people will be able to feel the internal energy (qi 氣), convert it to internal force (jing 勁) and use it to generate more internal energy. This process would greatly enhance tai chi development, leading to a more balanced mental state; at the same time your fitness, agility and balance will improve. The unique feature of tai chi is that it is internal. Internal means building the inner strength from inside out, therefore you can continue to develop at any age.
What should I wear?
Just wear something lose and comfortable. You will keep your shoes on so a soft soled shoe is perfect, such as plimsolls or martial arts shoes.
How much does it cost?
|Course||Team Liberty Members||Non-Members|
|Tai Chi for Beginners||£30.60||£36|
|Tai Chi for Health||£38.25||£45|