Autumn Foundation Courses
Next Course start dates are:-
15 October and 19 November
The Roots of Chen Taijiquan with Shifu Liu
Try the traditional form of Chen Taijiquan (tai chi) with renowned London Chen-style master, Liu Quanjun and learn how to relax and benefit health through our practical Foundation training. Discover the hidden power in this authentic internal martial art, and understand underlying theories and philosophies that underpin the Chen style.
2nd Course Classes: 15 October – 9 November
Sunday 10:00-11:00/Thursdays 18:30-19:30
Oct 15 +19, 22 + 26, 29 + Nov 2, 5 + 9
Whether you are new to Taijiquan or more experienced, practicing the foundation training is necessary to build strength, calmness, and to gain full energy, and it is essential for more advanced practice. Recommended for all students to gain a grasp of the essential requirements of the Chen style.
In a change from our current Foundation classes, each new Beginners’ Course taught by Shifu Liu will require you to attend two classes a week for four weeks on Sundays and Thursdays. This will give new students time to assimilate the training. The course will begin with the fundamentals and progress each week building firm foundation techniques.
Everyone welcome, no previous experience is required.
If you have health issues please let us know and have permission from your doctor before joining our classes.
Those TJC members with with previous experience are welcome to join in the new Foundation Course classes and use their regular class passes as before.
Our Chen Tai ji Foundation course includes:-
Nei Gong, internal practice
Jiben Gong, warm ups and silk reeling exercises
Understanding tai ji movement principles and the role of the dantian (energy centre) and kua (groin),
Training for health benefits, agility and better balance
Objectives of the Foundation Chen Taijiquan Course
• Release and learn to soften and relax tension, using your natural breath
• Learn the basic stances and hand positions of the Chen style
• Gain better alignment, balance and coordination
• Standing practice and posture correction for improved alignment and strength
• Understand Silk Reeling exercises, to gain control of balance and weight changing, and to circulate energy throughout the body
• Use of yin yang theory in Tai ji practice
• Understand some of the basic theories and philosophies underlying Chen Taijiquan’
To help your practice you will receive:-
• Notes with a brief history/principles of Chen style taijiquan with a glossary of terminology
• Detailed posture correction from Shifu Liu in class
• Lesson Plan for self-practice at home
We are holding three Foundation Courses in Term Three, you can sign up and pay for them here through credit card and Paypal.
After the course you can repeat it as often as you like to continue improvement with the basics and also move onto the general Foundation class held on Mondays, and try the 19 Step Chen Form on Sundays.
The Course is held at two London venues in Camden and Holloway/Islington:-
Sundays 10:00 – 11:00 at the Islington Chinese Association
21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway underground or Upper Holloway (Rail), walk or bus down Holloway Rd, to Marlborough Road.
Thursdays 18:30 – 19:30 at St Paul’s Church Hall
Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG
Camden tube or Camden Road Rail, buses 29 or 253 up Camden Road
The fees to new students for our new courses are offered at the reduced members rate, and we request that you join our membership after the first course to take advantage of cheaper pass fees on offer.
If you have to miss a session it can be made up at another Foundation class.
If you have any queries please email us, [email protected]
Please select from the Full or Concessionary payment options offered on the drop-down menu on the dates shown.
1st Course: 10 September to 5 October
Sunday/Thursday: Sept 10 +14, 17 + 21, 24 + 28, Oct 1 + 5
Catch our first Autumn Term Foundation course:
2nd Course: 15 October to 9 November
Sunday/Thursday: Oct 15 +19, 22 + 26, 29 + Nov 2, 5 + 9
Sign up for our second Foundation course.
3rd Course: 19 November to 14 December
Sunday/Thursday: Nov 19 + 23, 26 + 30, Dec 3 + 7, 10 + 14
This will be our last course for 2017.