Weekly class timetable and TJC syllabus

Please note that there are no regular classes during the Easter break from 30 March to 5 April. There will be our Easter Chen Training Workshops from 30 March to 1 April. 

 Chen Taijiquan (Tai chi): Weekly Classes with Shifu Liu
  London Timetable Term One:  8 January to 29 April 2018
 Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
 18:30 – 19:30 Chen Tai Ji: Beginners Foundation Class 2 – All levels
(New students welcome to try the class)
 19:30 – 20:30 Chen Tai Ji 3: 74 Part Old Frame Form Laojia Yi Lu
 20:30 – 21:30 Chen Tai Ji 4: Cannon Fist Form Laojia Er Lu
 St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG
 13:00 – 14:00 Chen Tai Ji Community Lunchtime Class – with Chris
(Everyone welcome)
 Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
 18:30 – 19:30 Chen Tai Ji: Beginners Foundation Class 2 – All levels
 19:30 – 20:30 Chen Tai Ji 3: 56 Chen Competition Form
 20:30 – 21:30 Chen Tai Ji 2: Chen Push Hands, Martial Applications
St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG
 18:30 – 19:30 Chen Tai Ji: Beginners Foundation Course
 19:30 – 20:30 Chen Tai Ji 3:  74 Part Old Frame FormLaojia Yi Lu
 20:30 – 21:30 Chen Tai Ji 4:  Chen Xinjia Er Lu  Double Sabre/weapons
 1st Saturday of the Month
 12:00 – 13:15 FREE Tai Chi Class with Tai Ji Circle MeetUp Group led by Shifu Liu in Camden Square Gardens, NW1 
 Free Tai Chi in the park will start 3 February 2018
 Saturday Workshops
 13:30 – 17:30 Regular Chen Tai Ji Workshops – see Events menu
 Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
 10:00 – 11:00 Chen Tai Ji: Beginners Foundation Course – All levels
New 2 x classes for 4 week Course: starts 14.01.18
 11:00 – 12:00 Chen Tai Ji 1: 19 Part Form – All levels
 12:00 – 13:00 Chen Tai Ji 2: Chen 38 Part Form – Weapons/Sword
 13:00 – 14:00 Chen Tai Ji 4: Xinjia Yi Lu – Advanced
 14:00 – 15:00 To be announced
 15:00 – 16:00 To be announced


Drop-in class fees per hour (cash only)
Member: £12      Member Concession: £8
Non-member: £15   Non-member Concession: £8.50
Community Class daytime fee: £3.50

For cheaper class pass fees and payments see Members & Class Fees

There is no increase in our class charges for 2018, drop-in and pass fees remain the same.


New Students
• Beginners to tai chi are advised to enrol in our Foundation Courses, which we start every four weeks, three times a term. Or if you miss the beginning of a course, just come to the next one. We ask for you to attend twice a week for 4 weeks to gain maximum benefit from the training and help you learn more quickly. You can save on drop-in fees by signing up for an 8 class Pass to cover the course or a 15 class Term Pass which you can use up at any Foundation classes over the 15 week term. Foundation tai chi contains the basic building blocks for the style, you learn the correct position of the arms, legs, alignment of posture, improve coordination, energy, balance and strength.
It is also possible to join in the Foundation 2 classes which are also for those with some tai ji experience.
See:  New Students menu

• Posture Correction: Shifu Liu believes that posture correction in movement and standing practice is essential for individual improvement to encourage the free flow of energy and maximum benefits. Many of us stand without the correct vertical/horizontal alignment of the body during our training, and Shifu Liu or his teaching assistants may be asked to help correct this in our classes. If anyone feels strongly that they do not wish to be touched then please let us know beforehand, thank you.

• If you are experienced in the Chen style you can ask Shifu Liu if you can attend other classes at your level of practice, but Foundation training is most important for all levels, and Shifu Liu prefers everyone to attend these classes if they are new.

Video of Shifu Liu at the Camden New Town Festival Tai Ji Circle demonstration 2015.


DA BEI QI GONG (chi kung)
(Only available for private tuition from Shifu Liu in 2017)

Regents Park Da Beiweb

Da Bei Qi Gong is particularly good for boosting energy and for chronic health conditions, those with serious health issues can attend free, but should email us first and make sure that your doctor is happy for you to attend.

Qi gong can be practiced seated on a chair or standing, and there are several different types of practice, some gently moving, some meditative and still, or using the voice for chanting sounds to vibrate and stimulate the main organs of the body. Shifu will teach what is most appropriate for those attending. No former experience is necessary.