At present Tai Ji Circle have ceased our normal schedule of Chen Taijiquan classes with Shifu Liu in London, and have set up regular online classes through Zoom, with the timetable below.
We are keen to keep in touch with our taiji family of students to maintain social interaction between us and to be able to adapt and keep learning even while we are in our homes.
We also wish to honour, NHS staff and carers by offering them our free classes along with our regular students.
It is best for a class participant on Zoom to set up a free account which will facilitate entry to the classes.
We hope that you all stay safe and well during these very difficult times, and keep on practicing and exercising at home for maintaining mental and physical health and well-being.
Check our new Online information and timetable page for Chen Taijiquan classes online. Please email us to join or with queries.
Tai Chi for Health, Relaxation and Martial Arts
PUBLIC CLASSES • PERSONAL TRAINING • WORKSHOPS • FREE TAI CHI IN THE PARK • COMPETITION COACH & JUDGE • INDIVIDUAL & TEAM DEMONSTRATIONS •
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. Our weekly tai ji classes and monthly workshops for beginners to advanced levels are directed and taught by Master Liu Quanjun and assisted and managed by Christine Jones. They are both disciples of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, the 19th generation lineage heir of the Chen family Taijiquan, that was the origin of many modern Tai Chi styles taught around the world today.
• A comprehensive Chen Tai Ji (tai chi) training programme
• Traditional and Modern Chen Taijiquan hand forms
• Chen style Push Hands and Martial Applications
• Chen style weapons forms
• Ongoing classes for beginners to advanced levels
• Traditional training as in China
• Friendly place to train – everyone is welcome
• Weekly classes, monthly workshops and free ‘tai chi in the park’ sessions
Benefits of Chen Tai Ji training with us:
• Improve health and fitness
• Increase stamina, coordination, balance and flexibility
• Decrease stress and increase relaxation
• Study with a genuine Chinese taijiquan master, Liu Quanjun, 20th generation disciple of Chen lineage head, Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
• Individual posture correction from Master Liu
• Increase self confidence and improve your quality of life
We are also very fortunate to have an annual visit from China of Master Chen Ziqiang, the son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing and nephew of Standard Bearer Chen Xiaowang. Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Taijiquan Family. He is the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan Academy and a renowned tai ji teacher and martial arts champion. Both he and his students have achieved overwhelming victories in numerous competitions both in China and worldwide. Master Chen’s Tai Ji is impeccable and he is ranked as one of the true great masters within the Taijiquan community.
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 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 meditatively and slowly in a high stance, or faster in a lower stance for increasing stamina and power, (which makes it different from other tai chi styles) but also makes it suitable for different age groups to practice.
CHEN TAIJIQUAN TRAINING for all levels
CHEN-STYLE HAND & WEAPON FORMS
ONGOING BEGINNERS CLASSES
FREE TAI CHI IN THE PARK MEETUPS
MEDITATIVE DA BEI QI GONG
HARD QI GONG PRIVATE COURSES
CHINESE MASSAGE TREATMENTS
All our usual classes, course and workshops below are temporarily closed. So see the new Chen Taijiquan Online in London for upcoming live online classes, thank you.
See TJC’s weekly class Timetable with details of classes and venues
Unfortunately our Calendar 2020 of workshops, free tai chi in the park, trips, bookings and special visits from tai chi masters, has all been postponed… We are bringing some taiji and qi gong workshops online, see the Events page.
TJC’s regular 2020 Beginners Chen Taiji Courses are postponed but we have regular online classes which new students are welcome to attend, and workshops to give us more time to assimilate theories and movements of Chen Taiji.
Check our link on information about Yifei Gong, created by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang to support and strengthen immune system and lung health in the flu season following the Coronavirus outbreak of 2019-2020.
We recommend that everyone follows the government and NHS guidelines, over 70’s remain safe at home, washing the hands when entering and leaving home/shopping/office etc. We are monitoring the government guidelines and are providing online classes and workshops to keep in touch with everyone.