TJC’s Online AGM with Free Qi Gong, Chen Taiji Practice and Party

Join us for our TJC Live Online AGM, followed by practice with Shifu Liu Quanjun and then party, music, poetry…

Reporting back to our students of the year 2020 with Shifu Liu and trustees for our live online Annual General Meeting, following that with some taiji and qi gong practice, then time to party!

Chen Taijiquan Winter Workshop – In Venue + Live Online

Winter Chen Taijiquan workshop with Shifu Liu Quanjun. Revision of Foundation and two classic Chen routines. Live online + In Venue

Saturday afternoon Chen workshop with Foundation training of meditation standing practice, five element silk reeling exercises. The second practice will be the 19 Step Form, followed by Laojia Yi Lu, the Chen Old Frame form, the ‘keystone’ of the Chen style and considered the most important to practice. Preparing for the winter holidays, Chen taiji training stimulates the circulation of fluids and energy giving enormous us health benefits.

Everyone welcome

There will be a refreshment break, and Q&A

Saturday – 5 December • Times: 13:00–16:00

Online Workshop Fee: £36 Members • £45 Non-members.

In Venue Workshop Fee: £42 Members • £54 Non-members

NB. (Chris will send out the Zoom link for the workshop once the booking has been made as Eventbrite is not able to combine Events in venue with those online)

Eventbrite payment only.

Queries please email: [email protected]

14.11.2020: Chen Taiji Laojia Yi Lu, Live Online Workshop

Classic Chen Taijiquan, Part 3 of Laojia Yi Lu with Shifu Liu Quanjun. Online only with Zoom.

Date: 14 November 2020

In Venue option cancelled due to the government lockdown.

Times: 13:00-16:00

Shifu Liu will continue teaching Laojia Yi Lu, (Old Frame), the classic form of Chen Taijiquan, covering the last few sections and the end of the routine, after the previous October workshops.

Laojia Yi Lu has 74 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequence of other Chen hand routines.

It is characterised as Yin with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punches or kicks. Laojia Yi Lu was created by Chen Changxing in the 19th C, from the original sets of tai ji originator, Chen Wanting, a general of the Ming dynasty in China. It is the oldest tai ji routine from which many modern tai ji styles originate, such as Yang and Wu styles.

There will be a refreshment breaks and Q&A.

Suitable for all levels with some experience

We are unable to set this up as an ‘online’ and ‘in venue’ workshop on Eventbrite and if you want to attend online, please book the online ticket and Chris will send you the Zoom joining links beforehand. Thank you.

Chen Taijiquan Cannon Fist Workshop – In Venue + Live Online

Laojia Er Lu (Cannon Fist) online Chen Taijiquan workshop with Shifu Liu Quanjun. Learn the form or revise this classic old-style routine.

Shifu Liu will give an in-depth session teaching Laojia Er Lu, known as the Cannon Fist of Chen style Taijiquan in this Live Online Zoom and this face to face In-Venue workshop. THe routine has 45 movements, and is the dynamic counterpart to Laojia Yi Lu (Old Frame 1), the Yang to the Yin and the two forms practised together harmonise the body’s Yin and Yang. Shifu will revise the opening and then focus on the second sections of the routine.

Cannon Fist is suitable for those with Chen experience of Laojia Yi Lu.

Online Workshop Fee: £36 Members, £45 Non-members.

In Venue Workshop Fee: £42 Members, £54 Non-members

NB. (Chris will send you out a Zoom link for the workshop once the booking has been made as Eventbrite is not able to combine Events in venue with those online)

Eventbrite payment only.

Queries please email: [email protected]

7 November Free Chen Taiji Online with Shifu Liu

Free Chen Tai chi in the park on the 1st Saturday of the month has moved online instead! So everyone is now welcome to come and try out a beginners Zoom session of Chen Taiji with Yifei Gong lung strengthening exercise, with Shifu Liu on Saturday.

Please click on Register with Zoom to receive your invitation.

After registering through the link below, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link to joining the meeting.

Please sign in 10 minutes early to set up your audio and camera. We request you have your camera on during the session so Shifu Liu can check your posture and movement.
We will mute everyone’s audio during the session to avoid unwanted sounds, and put it back on for discussion and Q & A for the last 5-10 minutes of the class.

In these times of stress feel tai chi and qi gong practice can help you relax your body and mind, enhance energy and benefit your health.

This will be the last 2020 session of the year.

In Venue + Online Chen Taiji Laojia Yi Lu Double Workshop

Classic Chen Taijiquan double Saturday workshop with Shifu Liu Quanjun. Held at our Camden venue and live online with Zoom.

This double workshop is to be held in our London venue or you can attend live online with Zoom.

Dates: 17 + 24 October

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG

Times: 13:00-16:00

Shifu Liu will teach Laojia Yi Lu, (Old Frame), the classic form of Chen Taijiquan. We will study the first sections on 17 October and continue on 24 October.

Laojia Yi Lu has 74 movements (so we are unable to finish the complete form in 3 haours!) and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequence of other Chen hand routines.

It is characterised as Yin with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punches or kicks. Laojia Yi Lu was created by Chen Changxing in the 19th C, from the original sets of tai ji originator, Chen Wanting, a general of the Ming dynasty in China. It is the oldest tai ji routine from which many modern tai ji styles originate, such as Yang and Wu styles.

There will be a refreshment breaks and Q&A.

Suitable for all levels with some experience

We are unable to set this up as a double workshop and have set it up as an ‘in venue’ workshop on Eventbrite and if you can only come online, please book the online ticket and Chris will send you out the Zoom joining links beforehand. Thank you.

3 Oct: Chen Taijiquan Single Broadsword (Tai Ji Dao) workshop

Time: 13:00–16:00 BST
The traditional single Broadsword is usually the first Chen Taijiquan weapon form taught when student are familiar with Laojia Yi Lu

Chen Single Sabre form workshop will be help in St Paul’s Church Hall venue with Shifu Liu Quanjun. Numbers will be restricted.

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

Workshop Fees
£45 Members • £50 Non-members

Pay by credit card through Eventbrite, email queries: [email protected]

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG

3 October 11:30 Free Taiji Class Online

Free Chen Tai chi in the park on the 1st Saturday of the month has moved online instead! So everyone is now welcome to come and try out a beginners Zoom session of Chen Taiji with Yifei Gong lung strengthening exercise, with Shifu Liu on Saturday.

Please click on Register with Zoom to receive your invitation.

After registering through the link below, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link to joining the meeting.

Please sign in 10 minutes early to set up your audio and camera. We request you have your camera on during the session so Shifu Liu can check your posture and movement.
We will mute everyone’s audio during the session to avoid unwanted sounds, and put it back on for discussion and Q & A for the last 5-10 minutes of the class.

In these times of stress feel tai chi and qi gong practice can help you relax your body and mind, enhance energy and benefit your health.

See you online soon!

In Venue + Online Chen 19 Form Taiji Workshop

Beginner Chen 19 Form (Tai Chi) workshop with Shifu Liu Quanjun, for all levels. Held at our Camden venue and live online.

This workshop is to be held in our London venue or you can attend live online with Zoom.

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG

Time: 13:00-16:00

Created by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners.

This is the third workshop for the 19 Part Form to be given by Tai Ji Circle this year, for those who have done it before it is an opportunity to revise, or you can learn it from the beginning and follow up with classes. All Shifu Liu’s workshops help increase understanding of the movements and requirements of Chen taiji. We hope to practice some fajin (energy releases) and martial techniques contained within each movement.

There will be rest breaks and Q&A opportunities throughout the session

24 September: NHS Covid-19 App in use

NHS Covid-19 App for Track and Trace – In our Venues at Islington Chinese Association and St Paul’s Church Hall

The idea for the Test and Trace QR code is for it to be used by those who attend the premises we use. 

Attendees will need to have downloaded the NHS Test and Trace app. in the first instance. If then someone has tested positive for Covid-19 the NHS will email the QR code holders immediately to let them know that someone who has attended recently has tested positive for Covid-19. We can then take appropriate measures to help ensure that those who have been exposed to the virus can self-isolate as instructed by the Government.        

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/nhs-covid-19-app-explainer

How do I install the app? You should only download the app, from official stores:

What permissions does the app require?

For the app to work, you’ll be asked to allow Bluetooth and Notifications.

Please note that Bluetooth will only work on Android phones if Location Services are enabled, so you’ll be asked to turn this feature on.

The app does not collect any location data.

You only need to give the first 3 letters of your postcode, not your full postcode, nor your personal details.

If you have a smart phone please use the TJC Venue QR Posters to check-in to scan the QR code on entry to class at St Paul’s and ICA (St Paul’s and ICA will also have their own separate posters for their own activities) and also continue to sign into the register book with your name and phone on each day you come to class/workshop. Many thanks for your cooperation. We still have a limit of 8 people attending each class as the recommendations give an exemption to rule of 6 with sporting activity:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

“There will be exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people, including:

The QR codes do not take the place of the registers and checklists that we have in place for our classes or the measures we are taking for track and trace in our respective risk assessments. They will serve as an additional safeguard for us all and it is a useful tool in combating the virus. 

It is not compulsory for attendees to scan the QR code, and some attendees in any case you may not have smartphones or want to use the app, but it does help the NHS in contacting people who might be affected.

Many thanks and let’s hope by following the guidelines we can all stay safe and well and continue our practice of Chen Taiji with Shifu Liu at our venues.