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Tai Chi classes are based on ancient Chinese Martial art of self defence.
In the West, Tai Chi is mostly seen as a form of exercise and meditation, based on the Taoist philosophy of Yin and Yang. The legendary founder of Tai Chi Chuan was Jan San Feng.
Tai Chi movements (Forms) have their origins in the martial arts. Tai Chi classes effectively practice slow-tempo combat techniques.
Tai Chi practitioners can become very adept at martial arts. Tai Chi emphasises techniques that direct aggressive energy away in the form of a kick or a punch which dissipates threat.
Find a Tai Chi class or Club near where you live or work use our postcode search.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A TAI CHI CLASS OR CLUB
Tai Chi classes use slow smooth gentle movements, increasing muscle flexibility and suppleness.
These slow movements aid relaxation and help to keep the mind calm and focused. In todays high stress society this form of exercise is beneficial to many people.
Tai Chi lessons can focus on self defence or focus on health and meditative exercise, which can prevent ailments through revitalising & rejuvenating the vital organs of the body.
Some Tai Chi teachers cover the full curriculum with form, pushing hands, applications and weapons. Others predominately focus on developing the health aspects and may concentrate more on the hand form, Qigong exercises and meditation.
You, as a potential student, have the option of choosing which approach is right for you.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING TAI CHI CLASSES
Tai Chi Chuan is accessible to all ages and physical abilities. It can be practised on many levels, from 'meditative' exercises to a martial art!
Why not check out our list of recognised Tai Chi Instructors and go along to your nearest class or club.
Use the Tai Chi class or Club finder offering Tai Chi classes on this page.
HOW TO CHOOSE A TAI CHI CLASS OR TEACHER
Before committing to a class it may be worth telephoning one or two local Tai Chi teachers and discussing the types or styles of Tai Chi taught in their particular school.
Find a local Tai Chi classes in London and other major UK cities use the martial art search directory on this page.
Check that they have a valid DBS (for kids lessons) and certificate of insurance.