Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan basically translates into Ultimate Fist. Tai Chi is mostly known as the solo form which is a series of slow, smooth, relaxed exercises where control of the posture is of utmost importance.
Our Tai Chi classes start at 11:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as an evening class at 19:30 on Wednesdays.
There are far too many benefits from practicing Tai Chi to fit on this page but we can guarantee that you will leave feeling good. Here are just a few of the benefits that can be achieved through Tai Chi:
Balance, strength, flexibility, better posture, improves coordination, regulates the respiratory system, helps with stress, depression and anxiety
There are a lot of different styles and schools of Tai Chi out there and can often be confusing to somebody looking for a class. It does really come down to the instructor and his/her level of how to communicate to students. Everyone can benefit from Tai Chi as there are so many layers which also makes it one of those arts that you will be constantly improving no matter how long you have been training.
We regularly get students that have been referred to us from GP’s that have suffered from physical and mental conditions and they have made amazing progress in their conditions.
For those people who have studied Tai Chi before and maybe looking to restart it or for those that want to do a bit of research on what style we teach, the style is Yang and follows the Yan Chen Fu system. Beginners start off learning the 108 form which is also known as the meditation form which can be studied for life but for those people that want to go deeper will have the option to learn the whole system which is a very rare thing nowadays. Matt Hudd is a level 2 instructor under Steve Rowe’s Shikon Tai Chi and is qualified to teach the long Boxing form, the Broadsword and the double edged sword, the spear form and the 2 person form.