TJC Calendar 2020

Each Tai Ji Circle Term is 15 weeks, and there are three terms in our training year, with a break for Easter, Summer and Winter holidays.

Free Chen Taiji sessions in the Park with Shifu Liu are held on 1st Saturdays of the month as specified below, in Camden Square Gardens, London NW1, from 12:00 noon to 13:15.

Saturday workshops with Shifu Liu are generally held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG, or at the Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, Upper Holloway, N19. Full details are available in the Events page when the workshops are announced.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak all Workshops and Beginners courses and Tai Ji in the Park are suspended from 21 March. We are getting classes set up online soon.

Term One: 12 January (Sunday start to classes) to 2 May
Half Term 4 March

Free Tai Ji in the Park – Camden Square
1 February, 7 March, 4 April

Saturday Workshops – 13:30 to 17:30 4 hrs
11 January            Welcome back session at St Paul’s – Foundation/Forms every level practice session  (11.1.20: Time from 11.30 to 15:30)
18 January            Foundation Chen Taiji

1 February            19 Form
15 February         Tai Ji Ball
29 Feb + 7 March   Laojia Yi lu (2 parts)
28 March                Single sabre
4 April                     Laojia Er Lu form and applications
Easter Sunday 12 April – holiday, no classes

13–14 April            Chen Ziqiang – special evening workshops in London (cancelled)

Term Two: 3 May to 8 August
Half Term 24 June

 Free Tai Ji in the Park – Camden Square
2 May, 6 June, 4 July 

Saturday Workshops (Times 13:30 to 17:30)
2 May                      Foundation
8-9 May                 Bank Hol workshop?  (Friday is bank hol to Saturday)
23 May                   19 Form
6/13 June              Single Sword parts 1-2
5 July              Sunday, Camden Summer Festival, Tai Ji Display approx 2.00-3.00pm
11/18 July             Chen Ziqiang’s Fan Form double workshop
25 July                   Chen Spear

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling the trip to China. It is uncertain when regular classes and workshops can resume.

Summer break: Saturday 8 August to Saturday 5 September

Term Three: 6 September to 17 December (Thursday)
Half Term 24 October

 Free Tai Ji in the Park – Camden Square
3 October, 7 November

Saturday Workshops (Times 13:30 to 17:30)
12 September      Foundation Chen – theory and practice for all levels
19, 26 Sept            Laojia Yi Lu  (2 part workshop)
5 October               19 Form
17 October            Zhu Changhai visiting 8th Duan Grandmaster Push Hands & Applications – to be confirmed
7, 14 November  Xinjia Yi Lu (2 part workshop)
21 November       Xinjia Er Lu
12 December       AGM, performances party


TJC Foundation Course Dates 2020

Tai Ji Circle’s Foundation Chen Taiji training courses for beginners, dates as follows, booking 8 classes and attending twice a week to get the maximum benefit. It is recommended to attend the course, and then continue attending the classes to gain a greater understanding of the practice and become thoroughly  familiar with the movements. Tai Ji skill is slowly acquired through repetition of the basic movements and patterns.

Courses are suspend due the the government lock down. We are going to have online classes suitable for new students to tai ji.

Term One
1)  13 January to 7 February
13, 17, 20, 25, 27, 31 January
2, 7, February

2)  17 February to 14 March
17, 21, 24, 28 February
3, 7, 10, 14 March

3)  24 March to 9 May
24, 28 March; 7, 18, 28 April, 2, 5 + 9 May

Term Two
1)  12 May to 13 June
12, 16, 19, 23, May. 2, 6, 9, 13, June (no classes Sunday 26 May)

2)  23 June to 18 July
23, 27, 30 June; 4, 7, 11, 14, 18 July

3) 21 July to 15 August
21, 25, 28 July; 1, 4, 8, 11, 15 August

Term Three
1)  8 September to 3 October
8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 September, 3 October.

2)  13 October to 3 November
13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 October. 3, 7, November

3)  17 November to 12 December
17, 21, 24, 28 November. 1, 5, 8, 12 December