Chris is teaching a new tai ji class at the Edgware Hospital. We will concentrate on relaxation, help build strength, flexibility and improve coordination and balance. The session will contain warm-ups, and part of the Tai Chi Qi Gong 18 set, we finish with relaxing seated meditation. All welcome. If interested please book through Tai Ji Circle.
Thursdays Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease at the Edgware Hospital
VENUE: The Parkinson’s Unit, Edgware Community Hospital, Edgware, HA8 0AD
FEE: £5.00 per session
We had a great session with Shifu Liu in our free tai ji in the Park. We trained in standing practice to develop good posture, silk reeling exercises and some of the applications from the movements. With Shifu Liu’s usual attention to posture correction and detail.
Next and last MeetUp session will be 3 November as we will be away in China early October and TJC will be closed.
TJC will be taking a summer break from classes from 13 to 19 August.
All classes will start again from Monday 20 August.
We are taking a shorter break than usual due to the China trip for the celebrations to be held for Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang’s new Taijiquan Art Museum in Chenjiagou in early October 2018. Anyone interested in joining us should get in touch by email.
Thanks to everyone who came to the demonstration for the Camden New Town Festival at St Paul’s. Shifu Liu led us through some Foundation training where everyone could join in, before doing the Chen Four-Direction fist and some Bagua and Xing Yi (alternative internal martial arts training for a workshop he wants to do in August). Lai and Piyush performed the 56 Competition routine, and we finished up with the Chen Sword form. They all gave great performances and it was very enjoyable despite the heat.
Thanks very much for coming along, and giving us your time and energy.
Shifu Liu presents Mr. Chen Deliang of the Chinese in Britain Forum with a cheque, monies raised from the TJC fundraiser earlier in 2018. It is for a memorial to celebrate the Chinese workers who supported the troops during World War One. Mr Deliang is the London Deputy Adjutant of the queen, Britain’s first Chinese mayor and a former mayor of Redbridge.
After a great seminar with Shifu Liu working with the complexities of the Chen Taiji Fan on Saturday, we are adding the Fan form to our classes starting from 2 July 2018.
Taiji fan is part of the Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance. It’s fun and challenging to perform.
Class Time: 18:30–19:30
There will be a change to the TJC timetable taking place from 2 July. There will no longer be a Foundation class on a Monday evening.
After the success of the Chen Fan workshop Shifu Liu is going to continue teaching the Fan Form on Monday evenings. Later in the year he will combine it with teaching the Chen Stick routine.
Monday night’s classes from 2 July
Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
18:30 – 19:30 Chen Tai Ji Chen Fan Form
19:30 – 20:30 Chen Tai Ji 74 Part Old Frame Form Laojia Yi Lu
20:30 – 21:30 Chen Cannon Fist Form Laojia Er Lu
Currently we don’t have any spare fans but I will ask Shifu Liu if he can obtain some. If you cannot wait, please see the Tai Chi Link sales site for options.
Sunday 20 May Venue Change The Islington Chinese Assocation has an all day event taking place so we cannot use the hall and we have arranged three hours of classes on Sunday afternoon from 13:00-16:00 pm at St Paul’s in Camden Square, NW1 9XG:-
13:00-14:00 – Chen Foundation Course
14:00-15:00 – 19 Part Form
15:00-16:00 – Xinjia Yi Liu, New Frame 1
All our other classes follow the regular timetable, apologies for any inconvenience.