19 June: 3rd Chen Fan Taijiquan London workshop – In-Venue + Online

3rd Chen style Taiji fan workshop with Shifu Liu in-venue and online Zoom. Fan is a Taiji weapon routine created by Master Chen Ziqiang.

Chen style Taiji fan with Shifu Liu is our third workshop learning the fan routine in which we will revise and finish the whole routine. It is held in our St Paul’s venue with limited numbers and safety with masks and also online with Zoom.

Taiji fan is part of the Chen Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the Chen foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance.

The opening and closing movements of the form combine the techniques of softness/flexibility and strength, it can be used to attack or to defend. The movements are graceful and elegant, performed with ease and surety.  It is a pleasure to watch, and effective as an physical exercise.

It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training. Remember to follow all government Covid-19 safety guidelines when entering and using our venues.

There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions. Please bring your own cup or flask for refreshment breaks and maintain 2 metres distance indoors.

Suitable for all levels with taiji experience

WORKSHOP FEES:

In-Venue Fee: £42 TJC Members, £54 Non-Members

Zoom Online Fee:  £36 TJC Members:   Non-members: £45

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

Booking in advance on Eventbrite only, no drop-ins or cash accepted.

Eventbrite is not able to combine online and in-venue events so Chris will email you the online link when receiving your booking and payment. Any queries please email us.

If you wish to purchase a fan you can get in touch with Tai Chi Link.

5 June: Chen Fan Taijiquan 2nd London workshop – In-Venue + Online

Chen style Taiji fan 2nd workshop with Shifu Liu in-venue and online Zoom. Taiji fan is a weapon routine created by Master Chen Ziqiang.

Chen style Taiji fan with Shifu Liu is our first workshop available in our St Paul’s venue with limited numbers and safety with masks and also online with Zoom.

Taiji fan is part of the Chen Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the Chen foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance.

The opening and closing movements of the form combine the techniques of softness/flexibility and strength, it can be used to attack or to defend. The movements are graceful and elegant, performed with ease and surety.  It is a pleasure to watch, and effective as an physical exercise.

It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training. Remember to follow all government Covid-19 safety guidelines when entering and using our venues.

There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions. Please bring your own cup or flask for refreshment breaks and maintain 2 metres distance indoors.

Suitable for all levels with taiji experience

WORKSHOP FEES:

In-Venue Fee: £42 TJC Members, £54 Non-Members

Zoom Online Fee:  £36 TJC Members:   Non-members: £45

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

Booking in advance on Eventbrite only, no drop-ins or cash accepted.

Eventbrite is not able to combine online and in-venue events so Chris will email you the online link when receiving your booking and payment. Any queries please email us.

If you wish to purchase a fan you can get in touch with Tai Chi Link.

29-31 May: Da Bei Qi Gong Intensive Workshop Online Zoom

Part 2 of Shifu Liu’s online workshops on the theory and practice of the meditative Buddhist practice of Da Bei Qi Gong

Join Shifu Liu Quanjun on this May bank holiday Zoom online workshop and learn more about this special qi gong practice and theory, what it is for and how the practice can help us.

In these seond workshops Shifu Liu will teach the full 36 movements of the Da Bei form and focus on the different types and practices of Da Bei Qi Gong… of “great compassion, wisdom, supernatural power” – continuing from the origin, development, name and theory of Gongfa (method of practice), why is it a high-function Gongfa? This also takes into account the relationship between heaven, earth and man.

• What should we do in practice?

• What are the points for attention in practice and what are the reactions?

• How to practice the function as soon as possible?

Skill 1: the training methods and functions of “a thousand hands and a thousand eyes” series.

Skill 2: the practice methods and functions of the Healing Sounds Qi Gong, six character Zhenyan and Hum, Ha, He.

Shifu Liu will answer questions such as:- What are the effects on the human body? What’s the effect in the treatment of diseases? What are the functions? What effect will it have on the development of human special functions? What is the overall effect?

These are the keys to practice.

The meditative focus with Da Bei Qi Gong is on the movements, respiration, mind and will, so that the qi (energy) circulates smoothly during the practice.

The body’s internal qi is the medicine for healing, and Da Bei Qi Gong stimulates the free flow of energy throughout the body and can be practiced for healing oneself or for building energy.

This is the second of a series of workshops for gaining a teacher’s certification for Da Bei Qi Gong from Shifu Liu. To obtain this you must attend all the workshops and have a face to face interview with Shifu Liu when permissable.

Suitable for everyone, no experience needed.

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

Shifu Liu Quanjun is:

• 20th Generation teacher and Disciple of Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang, 19th generation lineage heir of Chen family Taijiquan

• The only authorised London Chen Taijiquan teacher of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan Association

• 2nd Generation Da Bei Qi Gong (Hai Tank Shaolin monk lineage)

• 6th Duan Wei level from the Wushu Association of China

• ‘A’ Graded Instuctor Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain,

• Instructor Member of the BCCMA, and Competition Judge for tai chi and wushu

• Associate Member of the ATCM, The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (UK) for the practice of Tui Na (Chinese Massage).

22 May: Chen Fan Taijiquan London workshop – In-Venue + Online

Chen style Taiji fan workshop with Shifu Liu in-venue and online Zoom. Taiji fan is a Taiji weapon routine created by Master Chen Ziqiang.

Chen style Taiji fan with Shifu Liu is our first workshop available in our St Paul’s venue with limited numbers and safety with masks and also online with Zoom.

Taiji fan is part of the Chen Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the Chen foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance.

The opening and closing movements of the form combine the techniques of softness/flexibility and strength, it can be used to attack or to defend. The movements are graceful and elegant, performed with ease and surety.  It is a pleasure to watch, and effective as an physical exercise.

It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training. Remember to follow all government Covid-19 safety guidelines when entering and using our venues.

There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions. Please bring your own cup or flask for refreshment breaks and maintain 2 metres distance indoors.

Suitable for all levels with taiji experience

WORKSHOP FEES:

In-Venue Fee: £42 TJC Members, £54 Non-Members

Zoom Online Fee:  £36 TJC Members:   Non-members: £45

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

Booking in advance on Eventbrite only, no drop-ins or cash accepted.

Eventbrite is not able to combine online and in-venue events so Chris will email you the online link when receiving your booking and payment. Any queries please email us.

If you wish to purchase a fan you can get in touch with Tai Chi Link.

Chen Taijiquan 19 Form Online Workshop with Shifu Liu

Taught by Shifu Liu, this form was created by Chen Xiao Wang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners.

This workshop will be live online Zoom only. 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.

This is the second 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 and increase understanding of the movements and requirements, or to learn from scratch by following Shifu’s movements.

As this is an online workshop there will be regular refreshment breaks and opportunities for discussion and Q&A with Shifu Liu.

Any queries please email Chris at Tai Ji Circle.

Free World Tai Chi Day Live Zoom Celebrations


with Shifu Liu – Live streamed On Zoom

24 April 2021 • Time: 11.30 – 12.30 BST

It has been a long time since we were able to gather in a group like this, from 2017 World Tai Chi Day in the park. Come and join our live online class on Zoom on this special day to celebrate taiji practice, give thanks to our teachers and feel how it can help us relax our bodies, give us energy and benefit our health during these stressful times.

Please Register with Zoom here to receive your link to join us.

This is the link again for registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcuCrrDsukG-b0_mZ5rlCH-1RfTyX3Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and your individual link. Links are not shareable. This link is the same as the previous month’s free tai chi in the park link.

PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE ON YOUR ZOOM LINK MAY STILL HAVE 1 MAY DATE ( WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ADJUST IT), HOWEVER THE LIVE ZOOM TAI CHI CLASS WILL BE ON 24 APRIL AT 11:30 NOT 1 MAY. The link date of 1 May will work when we open it on 24 April so you will get into the session ok. Thank you.

Part two of our special Foundation workshop will start at 13:00 on 24 April, so we can get a good long day Taiji of practice ☺

17/24.04.2021: Chen Foundation In-Depth Online Workshops

Shifu Liu takes us through in-depth training of Chen Foundation Taijiquan

Discover the roots of Tai Chi (taiji) with Tai Ji Circle’s in-depth workshop of the traditional form of Chen Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) with renowned London Chen-style master Liu Quanjun. Learn how to relax and benefit health through practical Foundation training that both relaxes the mind and body and improves strength, balance and coordination. Also gain a better understanding of the history, theory and philosophy that underpins the Chen style.

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

Da Bei Qi Gong, Online Easter Workshop for Health and Well Being

Focus on health and well being, in Shifu Liu’s 3 day online workshops on the special meditative Buddhist practice of Da Bei Qi Gong

Join Shifu Liu Quanjun in these Easter Zoom online workshops and learn all about this special qi gong practice and theory, what it is for and how the practice can help us.

The seminar/workshops will focus on the different types and practices of Da Bei Qi Gong… of “great compassion, wisdom, supernatural power” – introducing the origin, development, name and theory of Gongfa (method of practice), why is it a high-function Gongfa? This also takes into account the relationship between heaven, earth and man.

• What should we do in practice?

• What are the points for attention in practice and what are the reactions?

• How to practice the function as soon as possible?

Skill 1: the training methods and functions of “a thousand hands and a thousand eyes” series.

Skill 2: the practice methods and functions of the Healing Sounds Qi Gong, six character Zhenyan and Hum, Ha, He.

Shifu Liu will answer questions such as:- What are the effects on the human body? What’s the effect in the treatment of diseases? What are the functions? What effect will it have on the development of human special functions? What is the overall effect?

These are the keys to practice.

The meditative focus with Da Bei Qi Gong is on the movements, respiration, mind and will, so that the qi (energy) circulates smoothly during the practice.

The body’s internal qi is the medicine for healing, and Da Bei Qi Gong stimulates the free flow of energy throughout the body and can be practiced for healing oneself or for building energy.

This is the first of a series of workshops for gaining a teacher’s certification for Da Bei Qi Gong from Shifu Liu. To obtain this you must attend all the workshops and a face to face interview with Shifu Liu when permissable.

Suitable for everyone, no experience needed.

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

Shifu Liu Quanjun is:

• 20th Generation teacher and Disciple of Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang, 19th generation lineage heir of Chen family Taijiquan

• The only authorised London Chen Taijiquan teacher of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan Association

• 2nd Generation Da Bei Qi Gong (Hai Tank Shaolin monk lineage)

• 6th Duan Wei level from the Wushu Association of China

• ‘A’ Graded Instuctor Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain,

• Instructor Member of the BCCMA, and Competition Judge for tai chi and wushu

• Associate Member of the ATCM, The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (UK) for the practice of Tui Na (Chinese Massage).

13 + 20 March: Chen Taiji Laojia Yi Lu, Live Online Workshops

Classic Chen Taijiquan, Laojia Yi Lu with Shifu Liu Quanjun. Online with Zoom.
Date: 14 November 2020
In Venue option cance

Date: 13 + 20 March 2021

Venue: ONLINE

Times: 13:00-16:00

Shifu Liu will teach Laojia Yi Lu, (Old Frame), the classic form of Chen Taijiquan, covering the whole routine checking movements and posture.

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

Please book the online ticket to get your joining link and Chris will also send you the Zoom joining link beforehand in case of problems. Thank you.

20 February: TJC Tai Ji Ball Online Workshop

Shfu Liu Quanjun’s taiji ball training helps increase strength and energy

Shifu Liu will teach a series of movements to perform with a weighted ball that will strengthen the whole body and with focused breathing help increase your natural energy. It is best to start with a small football or un-weighted ball to become used to the movements and then buy a training ball online, women usually 1– 2 kilos, men 3-5 kilos. Shifu liu is using a bowling ball for his practice.

It is suitable to everyone.