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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday 20 May Venue Change The Islington Chinese Assocation has an all day event taking place so we cannot use the hall and we have arranged three hours of classes on Sunday afternoon from 13:00-16:00 pm at St Paul’s in Camden Square, NW1 9XG:-
13:00-14:00 – Chen Foundation Course
14:00-15:00 – 19 Part Form
15:00-16:00 – Xinjia Yi Liu, New Frame 1
All our other classes follow the regular timetable, apologies for any inconvenience.
Check out our special Event for World Tai Chi Day, join us for free tai chi classes and demonstrations with Shifu Liu and TJC students in Camden Square Gardens, London NW1, Time 10:30-12:30. Completely free to join in, book your place and ticket on Eventbrite.
30 March to 1 April: Three-day London Easter Chen Taijiquan Seminar with Shifu Liu
Great workshops with Shifu Liu, and because of using the smaller downstairs hall on Saturday, Shifu gave us the choice of a Bagua or Xing Yi Session… Bagua won out and for many it was the first time to try out the First Bagua Routine. Shifu Liu of course came to correct posture which is opposite to the Chen with knees and feet turned inwards for most stances and sliding step-work… the afternoon Xinjia Yi Lu sessions gave plenty of opportunity to work on the more difficult spiralling movements of the routine.
Free Tai Ji in Camden Square – Saturday 7.4.18 at 12 Noon
Saturday 7 April Free Chen Tai Ji in the Park, 12.00noon to 1.15pm in Camden Square Gardens, NW1.
Join in or try out our free tai chi with Shifu Liu. Meet outside St Paul’s Church Hall, NW1 9XG at 12.00 and walk down to the park. If you are interested you can just come along or join in the MeetUp Group. The sessions give an opportunity to try out the training, so many come along for the first time.
Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.
Sunday Classes continue on 8 April
Shifu Liu makes corrections to posture during our tai ji Foundation training. The Foundation Course continues from10.00-11.00am on Sunday. Correct posture and chansi gong practice, (silk reeling exercises), are key to successful performance of Chen tai ji routines for all levels, so don’t miss out on this essential training.
All classes start from Sunday 8 April as per the normal timetable and continue until Sunday 29 April.
Term Two begins Monday 30 April.