Benefit health • Condition the body • Relax the mind
> London Classes Timetable for Term Four from 16 August
> 16 August: Foundation Chen Taijiquan Course for Beginners, use the 8 classes up on any Foundation or Qi Gong classes between 16 August and 24 October. If you miss the start date drop-in and make up the classes at another time in the week.
> 16 August: Term Four begins, members can sign up for class passes here
> 28 September-9 October: Trip to Chen village China for birthday celebrations of GM Chen Xiaowang
> 28 September-10 October: There are no classes during the time we are away in China.
> 11 October: All classes resume as the timetable from Sunday 11 October
Last classes are on Sunday 27 September and classes resume Sunday 11 October. TJC closed from 28 September to 10 October.
Tai Ji Circle embodies authentic and traditional principles of Chinese internal martial arts and Chinese medicine. Through a wide range of weekly Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qi Gong 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.
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 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, who originated modern Tai Chi taught worldwide today.
We are fortunate to have occasional guest teachers from China, such as 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. We also have a had qi gong masters from the Chinese Health Qi Gong Association in the UK and from Beijing.
Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan is the Cantonese spelling)
Tai Chi (Taijiquan of the Chen style) is practiced as a sequence of slow or dynamic movements or forms, 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, the Chinese theory of opposites. Chen style Taijiquan has bare hand and weapon routines suitable for beginners to advanced levels, 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
“In the beginning use the body to move the ‘energy’ – much later you can use the ‘energy’ to move the body!”
Tai Ji Circle are members of the Chen Xiao Wang Worldwide Taijiquan Association, the BCCMA, (the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts) and the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.
See video link of Chen family Taijiquan in action!
Tai Ji Circle is a registered charity: Number 1151369
For information about London classes contact: [email protected]