Classes to Book & Pay

Timetable & Bookings

Our London classes start back in venue, at St Paul’s in Camden Square and the Islington Chinese Association from Monday 17 May. Please wear a mask into the venue and public places, scan the NHS App for track and trace, sign your name and mobile for our records, and maintain social distancing during classes and breaks – thank you. We will continue to run our live Zoom online classes according to the timetable/schedule below.

Please book and pay for all your weekly Tai Ji Circle classes with Shifu Liu and Chris below, with an online or in venue option, as a TJC member or non-member, (non-members are limited to 8 classes in Venue and 15 classes Online).

We can no longer accept cash or drop-ins at our venues, and as numbers are limited all classes must be pre-booked here.

Membership is £100 for new students for the training year (January to December), and £70 for renewal, which makes big saving on classes and workshop costs. Then pay as a Member when booking, either by Single Class or with Class Pass credits option to save on costs (when selected it will deduct classes booked automatically). See the Membership page for membership options later in the year.

On the Schedule timetable classes are listed as ‘In Venue’ or ‘Online’.


Class Passes (8, 15 or 30 credits) you can book in all the classes you may want to take, or just a few at a time, and the system will know when you have used them up automatically. If you cannot make a class you can transfer it to another time or date, only before the class takes place. If you wish to do classes ‘Online’ and ‘In Venue’ it is best to buy two different passes for each option as the passes are not interchangeable.

When booking it will be best to set up a Bookwhen account with an email and password, so that you can sign-in later to see all your bookings, classes and payments. Your email address is used to identify you when booking with a pass. An email reminder is sent out before your classes after payment, with the online link. With Online Class booking, click on the class online link to add it to your calendar and see the joining class Zoom link. (Please email Chris if any problems)

https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle

Payments

Ticket fees for ‘In Venue’ or ‘Online’ classes are listed by Member or Non-Member. All ticket/pass payments are processed either by credit card or through a Paypal account. When you have paid you will receive an email with class details and a separate PayPal email receipt for your records.

To Book & Pay: First click/highlight the class you want to attend and then you will see the class details and price options, click on the Single payment option or Passes to select credits for cheaper class fees.
When buying a Pass you must book one class at the same time. If you want to buy in-venue and online class passes, the easiest way is to use two email addresses as the class are not transferable from online to in-venue and vice versa.

There are two free Community class with Chris, NHS workers and carers can also attend at the Members rate. Overseas online students can also have a discount and book ‘Online’ classes paying the Members fee.

Chen Taiji Beginner students who wish to pay for the Foundation Course Classes should buy an 8 class non-members pass, and email Chris your intended start date. Those valid for a concessionary rate can buy their class/pass at the Members rate (see the Beginners Course page for all details). We will send you information and the online links are sent out with Bookwhen booking.

Below is a full guide for TJC students using Bookwhen system for the first time and any queries you may have.

https://helpforbookers.helpsite.com

If you prefer you might find it easier to use the main TJC Bookwhen booking and payment site here for your first booking and to set up an account: https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle

Book online

When you have an account you can log-in below to book more classes.

The time zone is London UK BST, and payment in GB pounds.

The booking system is by Bookwhen, when you set up an account with email and password, you can check all your classes and how many classes are left on your pass.

Booking: You need to select one class first before selecting payment either by single ticket or class pass – here’s a guide to follow:- https://helpforbookers.helpsite.com/articles/38035-purchasing-class-passes
Please note that class tickets or class pass bookings can ONLY be transferred BEFORE the class takes place.

Class levels
• Foundation Chen is suitable for new students to taiji and all levels for essential technique practice and correction
• Chen 19 Form is suitable for students progressing from Foundation (3-6 months)
• Laojia Yi Lu (classic Old Frame 1 Form) practice with thorough understanding of Foundation training and knowledge of the 19 Form
• Laojia Er Lu (classic Old Frame 2 Form) knowledge and understanding of previous levels
• Chen Sword and weapons, good hand forms practice is required
• Xinjia Yi Lu and Er Lu (Chen New Frame Form 1 and 2) are advanced routines
Due to the unknown situation of Covid-19 we are currently teaching a reduced syllabus. There are no push hands classes.

If you had a previous TJC Members Subscription for Online classes in 2020 and wish to unsubscribe please click on the button below.

Donations

Donate here if you wish to support Tai Ji Circle’s work – thank you

If you have any problems please email us.

CLASS TIMETABLE 2021 – In-Venue & Online from 17 May 2021

Mondays
Evenings: Islington Chinese Association + Online Zoom 
18:00-19:00    Tai Ji 2: Chen Laojia Yi Lu
19:00-20:00    Tai Ji 3: Cannon Fist Laojia Er Lu

Tuesdays
07:30-08:30    Early Morning Practice with Shifu – Online Zoom 
11:00-12:00    Tai Ji Community Class – with Chris at St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square (from 18 May) + Online Zoom
Evenings: Islington Chinese Association + Online Zoom 
18:00-19:00    Tai Ji 2: Chen Fan Form (Form)
19:00-20:00    Tai Ji 3: Push Hands and Applications (no contact training) not online

Wednesdays
07:30-08:30    Early Morning Practice with Shifu – Online Zoom 
18:00-19:00    Tai Ji Ball training – Online Zoom (from 18 May)

Thursdays
07:30-08:30    Early Morning Practice with Shifu – Online Zoom
Evenings: St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square + Online Zoom
18:00-19:00    Tai Ji: Chen Foundation Course
19:00-20:00    Tai Ji 2: Chen Laojia Yi Lu

Fridays
07:30-08:30    Early Morning Practice with Shifu– Online Zoom
11:00-12:00    Tai Ji Community Class – with Chris Online Zoom 

1st Saturday of the Month –  Currently Online Zoom
11:30 – 12:30  FREE Virtual Tai Chi Class with Shifu Liu  – see website for details

Saturday Workshops 
St Paul’s Church, Camden Square + Online Zoom
13:00 – 16:00  Chen Tai Ji Workshops – see website Events

Sundays 
Islington Chinese Association + Online Zoom
10:00-11:00    Tai Ji: Chen Foundation Class/Course
11:00-12:00    Tai Ji 1: Chen 19 Part Form – general