LONDON TAI CHI CLASSES • IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS
• PRIVATE TUITION
Tai Ji Circle is a north London school and charity dedicated to sharing and promoting Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and qi gong (chi kung) practice. Classes are directed and taught by Liu Quanjun and managed by Christine Jones, who are disciples of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, the 19th generation lineage heir of the Chen family, which originated modern Tai Chi taught worldwide today.
Tai Chi is both an internal martial art and a form of meditation through flowing circular movements that help strengthen and balance the body and mind. The mental and spiritual focus required to perform it correctly, frees the energies of the body to flow naturally. Tai Chi Qi Gong practiced in Foundation classes is meditative and relaxing and is also suitable for those with health issues who cannot stand for long.
Tai Ji Circle embodies authentic and traditional principles of Chinese internal martial arts and Chinese medicine. Through a wide range of weekly classes and workshops, students of all ages and levels of fitness can benefit from the expert teaching of Shifu Liu at affordable prices. The Tai Ji Circle hopes to promote a healthy way of life for their students, who come from the local community around London and from all over the world.
We are fortunate to have occasional guest teachers from China, such as masters from the Chinese Health Qi Gong Association in Beijing, and Chen Ziqiang, the son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing. Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, and is the Chief Coach of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan School, and a multiple national champion of China.
Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
Tai Chi is practiced as a sequence of slow or dynamic movements that combine ‘soft’ and ‘hard’, with ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ actions. It is performed in a relaxed, balanced and natural way that adheres to the philosophical Daoist (Taoist) principles of Yin and Yang. Chen style Taijiquan has bare hand and weapon routines, push hands and martial applications and techniques. It can be practiced slowly in a high stance, or fast in a low stance for increasing stamina, (which makes it different from other tai chi styles) but also makes it suitable for different age groups to practice.
COMPREHENSIVE CHEN TAI JI QUAN TRAINING for all levels
MEDITATIVE TAI CHI QI GONG
“In the beginning use the body to move the ‘energy’ – much later you can use the ‘energy’ to move the body!”
Tai Ji Circle is a registered charity: Number 1151369
For information about London classes contact: email@example.com