14.05.2022: Chen Foundation In-Depth Workshop: In Venue + Online

Shifu Liu leads Chen Foundation taiji training

This will be our second in depth Foundation of the year for exploring Chen Foundation training taught by Tai Ji Circle’s renowned London Chen-style master Liu Quanjun. The standing and silk reeling practice are the roots of Chen Tai Chi (taiji) movement and forms. Benefit health through practical training that both relaxes the mind and body and improves strength, balance and coordination. We also have postural corrections so that you can see what problems to look out for in your own practice.

There will be rest breaks and Q&A

Suitable for everyone for every level.

Time: 13:00-16:00

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall
Camden Square
London, NW1 9XG
(Please ring doorbell for entry).

Advance booking only, no drop-ins or cash. All booking from our workshop site: https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops/e/ev-sswe-20220507130000
For online workshop bookings the link will be sent out with confirmation email.

Any queries please email Chris, thank you.

Chen Tai Ji Single Sword, 3 London Workshops with Shifu Liu

In this first of three workshop Shifu Liu is teaching the Chen single sword form. The routine enables the student to understand and learn to project energy from the body to the end of the sword tip. Shifu Liu will teach the Chen Tai Ji Quan Sword routine step by step, helping you to understand the parts of the sword used for different techniques such as chop and thrust.
Suitable for those with taiji experience of other Chen weapons and hand forms.

There will be refreshment breaks and opportunities for Q&A.

There is be the opportunity to buy tickets for all three of the workshops, other dates coming up on Saturdays 28 May + 18 June.

All bookings in advance through our Bookwhen sword workshop page link.

Da Bei Qi Gong & Chen Taijiquan 2-day Easter Special

Two-day Easter London Workshop 
with Shifu Liu Quanjun – In Venue + Online
17-18 April 2022 
TIME: 10:00-17:00
VENUE: Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Rd, London N19 4NG

Join Shifu Liu Quanjun with Tai Ji Circle for a very special 2-day Easter workshop. In the two mornings Shifu will teach Da Bei Qi Gong. In the afternoons, classic Chen taijiquan (tai chi chuan) both are a means to maintain health and well-being through authentic Chinese traditional training.

Saturday Chen taiji  and Da Bei Qi Gong are suitable for everyone, and Sunday afternoon for those with Chen taiji experience
Bring lunch/refreshments, local cafes in the Holloway Rd may be open over Easter.

Easter Timetable
17 April: Sunday In Venue + Online
10:00 – 11:30  Da Bei Qi Gong 1
11:45 – 13:00  Da Bei Qi Gong 2
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Chen Foundation
15:30 – 17:00 Chen 19 Step Form

18 April: Monday In Venue + Online
10:00 – 11:30  Da Bei Qi Gong 3
11:45 – 13:00  Da Bei Qi Gong 4
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Chen Laojia Yi Lu
15:00 – 17:00 Chen Laojia Er Lu

Two booking options:-
1) Book for Da Bei Qi Gong only through Lucky Dragon TCM
If you only wish to do the Da Bei Qi Gong mornings (10:00-13:00) advance booking through Shifu Liu’s Lucky Dragon TCM on Bookwhen.
Bookings for Da Bei Qi Gong 1 or 2 mornings only: https://bookwhen.com/luckydragontcm/

2) Book through Tai Ji Circle for
• One day (Da Bei + Chen Taiji) (10:00-17:00),
• Two days (10:00-17:00) or
• 1/2 day (14:00-17:00) Chen Taiji,
book with Tai Ji Circle Workshops on Bookwhen
Booking TJC 2 days, 1 day or 1/2 day Chen Taiji workshops with Da Bei Qi Gong mornings:
https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops/

In Venue and Online bookings are separately listed. Please select which date and either online or in-venue options. Online links will be sent with online booking confirmation and there are two different Zoom links for Da Bei Qi Gong mornings and Chen Taiji afternoons. Please contact Chris if you do not receive the links or have any queries.

Classic Chen Taijiquan, Laojia Yi Lu 1 + 2, In Venue + Online

Dates: 19 March + 9 April 2022

In Venue + Online

Times: 13:00-16:00

Two part workshop with Shifu Liu revising and teaching this traditional Chen routine. Laojia Yi Lu has 75 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that use the underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequencing of other Chen hand routines.

There will be a refreshment breaks.

Suitable for all levels with Chen Taiji experience

Booking and payment for the two workshops in venue and online from the website link below, tickets are for one or two workshops. The online option Zoom link with be sent out with the email confirmation on payment from Bookwhen. Please keep the link for the workshop to use on the day, thank you.

All workshops or events bookings are available at https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops

Two-day Easter London Workshops with Shifu Liu

Catch a unique two days of Qi Gong and Taijiquan on Easter Sunday and Monday, learn or revise practice, with posture and movement correction, Shifu Liu’s meditative, energy enhancing Da Bei practice or join us for Chen Taiji training for all levels and beginners on Sunday to more advanced Chen Taiji sessions on Monday.

Da Bei Qi Gong and Chen Taijiquan with Shifu Liu Quanjun – In Venue + Online. Click for details.

17-18 April 2022  TIME: 10:00-17:00

VENUE: Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Rd, London N19 4NG

Join Shifu Liu Quanjun with Tai Ji Circle for a very special 2-day Easter workshop. In the two mornings Shifu will teach Da Bei Qi Gong. In the afternoons, classic Chen taijiquan (tai chi chuan) both are a means to maintain health and well-being through authentic Chinese traditional training.

Saturday Chen taiji  and Da Bei Qi Gong are suitable for everyone, and Sunday afternoon for those with Chen taiji experience

Bring lunch/refreshments, local cafes in the Holloway Rd may be open over Easter.

• Tai Ji Circle will be closed for regular classes from 17-22 April. Classes and workshops resume from 23 April

Check more details in our latest April TJC Newsletter

Classic Chen Taijiquan, Laojia Yi Lu 1 + 2, In Venue + Online

Dates: 19 March + 9 April 2022

In Venue + Online

Times: 13:00-16:00

Two part workshop with Shifu Liu revising and teaching this traditional Chen routine. Laojia Yi Lu has 75 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that use the underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequencing of other Chen hand routines.

There will be a refreshment breaks.

Suitable for all levels with Chen Taiji experience

Booking and payment for the two workshops in venue and online from the website link below, tickets are for one or two workshops. The online option Zoom link with be sent out with the email confirmation on payment from Bookwhen. Please keep the link for the workshop to use on the day, thank you.

All workshops or events bookings are available at https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops

Xinjia Yi Lu (New Frame 1 Form) Classes

Starting weekly new London Classes every Tuesday in venue from 15 March 2022

Time 19:30-20:30
Venue: Islington Chinese Association, 
21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4 NG

Shifu Liu in a posture from Xinjia Yi Lu
Shifu Liu in a posture from Xinjia Yi Lu

Tai Ji Circle’s Xinjia Yi Lu (New Frame 1) Form new classes with 6th Duan Shifu Liu are a rare opportunity to study the brilliant Chen New Frame routine, developed from Laojia Yi Lu (the oldest Chen hand long form) by Chen Fake early in 20th Century, he is Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang’s famous grandfather. The routine contains skilful circular movements rooted in silk reeling theories and energetic fajin practice. 

These classes are suitable for those who have studied and are familiar with Chen Taijiquan’s Laojia Yi Lu (Old Frame 1) or Laojia Er Lu routines. Shifu will teach it step by step and this is the best opportunity to learn the form slowly from the very beginning!

Booking in advance from, https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle

Masks are no longer mandatory, but please respect those who wish to wear them and maintain a safe social distance.

Email any queries, thank you.

Xinjia Yi Lu (New Frame 1 Form) Classes

Starting weekly London Classes every Tuesday in venue from 15 March 2022

Time 19:30-20:30
Venue: Islington Chinese Association,
21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4 NG

Shifu Liu in a posture from Xinjia Yi Lu
Shifu Liu in a posture from Xinjia Yi Lu

Tai Ji Circle’s Xinjia Yi Lu (New Frame 1) Form new classes with 6th Duan Shifu Liu are a rare opportunity to study the brilliant Chen New Frame routine, developed from Laojia Yi Lu (the oldest Chen hand long form) by Chen Fake early in 20th Century, he is Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang’s famous grandfather. The routine contains skilful circular movements rooted in silk reeling theories and energetic fajin practice. 

These classes are suitable for those who have studied and are familiar with Chen Taijiquan’s Laojia Yi Lu (Old Frame 1) or Laojia Er Lu routines. Shifu will teach it step by step and this is the best opportunity to learn the form slowly from the very beginning!

Booking in advance from, https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle

Masks are no longer mandatory, but please respect those who wish to wear them and maintain a safe social distance.

Email any queries, thank you.

5.03.2022: Chen Taijiquan Single Broadsword (Tai Ji Dao) workshop

Chen Single Sabre/Broadsword form workshop will be held in St Paul’s Church Hall venue with Shifu Liu Quanjun.

The Chen Taijiquan sabre, or Dao weapon form is a very lively and dynamic routine, using the waist and dantian as axis. It is a short routine to learn with 23 movements which can be learnt quite quickly. It needs a good degree of relaxation to perform at speed and keep the movements fast, flowing and smooth.

Suitable for all levels and beginners (with basic Chen hand forms) to the Chen weapons routines

Advanced booking and payment through: https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops or the link below.

19.02.2022: Chen Taijiquan 19 Form Workshop: In Venue + Online

Taught by Shifu Liu, this taiji routine was created by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners to learn. This workshop will be live in venue and online Zoom.

The 19 Chen Taijiquan routine is composed of 19 movements, divided into four sections. The simplicity of the form’s choreography makes it easy to learn for new students, yet offers the experienced practitioner room to express and develop the basic principles, energies and techniques of the style.

Booking and payment through our Bookwhen site, the online link will be sent out with registration email receipt, thank you. https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops or the link below.