FREE of charge for girls and young women aged 11 to 25
Want to learn the Tai Chi short form? Taking this class will help you become energised and learn some skills in self defence. This course is primarily for 15-25 year olds, though anyone is welcome to join.
Please note: there is another class running on Saturdays that is longer and focuses more on the short-form, breathing and relaxation techniques, and is for adults only. This course is also an option to take a part of the Ultimate Preparation for Ramadan course. (click here for more info)
Read about the experience of a Tai Chi demo by one of our students. (Click here)
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (太极), also called Tai Ji Quan (太极拳), literally means Great Ultimate Fist. It is a martial art.
Tai Chi is a sequence of dynamic movements that combine soft and hard, fast and slow motions, in a relaxed and harmonised way with controlled breathing.
The gentle, and fast and powerful for those more advanced, nature of Tai Chi makes it suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
We teach Chen Style Tai Chi which is the oldest and parent form of the five main Tai Chi styles, characterised by lower stances, more explicit Silk Reeling (Chan Si Jin, 缠丝劲), and bursts of power (Fa Jin, 发劲).
Benefits of Tai Chi/ Outcomes of Taking the Course:
Tai Chi is an excellent and holistic system of training for health and general wellbeing. It has been proven to:
- Increase energy levels
- Maintain or increase flexibility, strength and vitality
- Improve posture, coordination and balance
- Develop an ability to meditate, relax and let go of tension
- Help deal with stress and depression
- Develop skills for self defence
In addition, it is a lifetime learning and journey, if you want to, and you can engage in Tai Chi training till you are 100 years old or more!
- 22nd and 29th January
- 5th, 12th and 26th February (19th February there will be no class due to the HALF-TERM holiday)
- 5th and 12th March
- Walthamstow School for Girls
- £10 for girls 11-25 year olds (subsidised due to funding)
- £20 for age 25+
Enrolment in Person is on Sunday 18/12/2017 at 9.30am. (full details upon registering)