TJC’s FREE Winter Event with Shifu Liu 15.12.18

15 December, 13:30 – 20:00

>> St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG <<

Don’t miss TJC’s end-of-year celebrations…

Health & Wellbeing Workshop with Shifu Liu, a specialist in Chinese medicine therapies: learn about, and try his great tips for staying well this winter. With advice on food, gi gong, tai ji therapy, Chinese massage and much more.
Family and friends of every age are welcome to come along

AGM: TJC present our plans for 2019 and look forward to student feedback and views on changes.

Presentation of the 2018 TJC Assessment Awards

Taiji Performances from Shifu Liu and TJC students.
Learn more about the progression of skill and techniques of Chen Taijiquan.

Christmas Party Come and make merry, eat, sing, dance and perform your party piece!

Everyone welcome, timings approximate!

Please bring food and drink to share

FREE Entry by Eventbrite Ticket

TJC Assessments with Shifu Liu

Shifu Liu demonstrating some Chen taiji principles at the 2018 Assessments

TJC Assessments on Sunday 9 January

Before the Assessments began on Sunday, Shifu Liu demonstrated and discussed some of the specific yin and yang attributes of the Chen Style Taijiquan, fast, slow; soft, strong, the particular circular or twining movements that are characteristic. Other advice was on posture, keeping the head and body straight, maintaining your ten ‘doors’, with reference to keeping all the joints open and relaxed. Use of the feet to push the floor and lead the energy up towards the dantian, the waist and outwards through the hands to the finger tips, (the dantian is the main energy centre in Chinese medicine theory, located in the abdomen below the navel). The importance of relaxing the palms and fingers while keeping the fingers straight, relaxing the feet to enable the energy to flow to the toes, using the eyes to follow the hand… just some of the useful advise that he gave to us.

We would like to thank everyone who attended, especially the foundation group overcoming their nerves to take part, not easy, even for skilled practitioners.

Four foundation student members who have made the most progress, plus one sponsored prize, will be awarded our training prizes after the AGM on 15 December.

7.11.18: Tai Ji Circle Perform for Henan Province Tourism

Tai Ji Circle were invited to perform Chen Taijiquan on behalf of Henan Province Tourism delegation at the WTM event at the Excel Centre in London. With our students we spent three days at this massive travel event, finally performing at the ABTA stand for the delegates from Henan. Chris is presented a silk scarf by Madame Zhou Yaoxia, the Vice Director General of the Henan Tourism Administration. We are most grateful to Donna, Raul and Danny taking time out of work to be there, great fun.







1 October 2018: Groundbreaking Ceremony Chenjiagou

Shifu Liu with Chris, Michael and Darrell  from TJC were fortunate and honoured to be able to witness the spectacular groundbreaking ceremony for the new Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan Art Museum in Chen Village, China. We will put up some gallery images in due course from the day of celebrations.

New Tai Chi Class for those with Parkinson’s

Chris is teaching a new tai ji class at the Edgware Community 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 those with Parkinson’s Disease, at the Edgware Hospital
TIME: 14:30-15:30
VENUE: The Parkinson’s Unit, Edgware Community Hospital, Edgware, HA8 0AD
FEE: £5.00 per session

1 September: Free Tai Ji with Shifu Liu

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 Summer Break 13-19 August

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.

15 July: Camden New Town Festival Demonstration

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.

2 July: Shifu Liu meets Mr Chen Deliang

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.

Chen Taiji Fan: New Class starts on 2 July

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.