Free Virtual Tai Chi Classes 1st Saturday of the Month

New to Taiji? Experience Chen Taijiquan free online every month with Shifu Liu Quanjun and Tai Ji Circle students live on Zoom. An opportunity to feel how this calming practice can help relax your body, restore energy and benefit your health. Suitable for all, no experience necessary.

Please register on the Zoom link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the joining link.

Chen Taijiquan Cannon Fist Online Workshop

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. It 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.

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

Workshop Costs: £36 Members, £45 Non-members. Eventbrite payment only.

Queries please email: [email protected]

Face to Face with Zoom test class

Thursday 23 July we tried a test class for our students, with Face to Face at St Paul’s and on Zoom, it was a class of Foundation training and the Chen Long Form, Laojia Yi Lu. We had eight people including Shifu and Chris at the hall, and we all kept safe distances and followed safety procedures. Everyone enjoyed it very much and the people on Zoom liked seeing the class too when Shifu switched the iPad around.

However the incidence of Covid-19 is now rising again in London and Shifu Liu does not wish to take any risks with our health and safety and so sadly we will not have any more FtF classes until the incidence rate decreases again. We will continue on Zoom as with our online timetable and another workshop.

Shifu Liu leads, back view is the easiest way for everyone in class and on Zoom to follow the movements of the form.
Shifu Liu chats to students on Zoom after class.

Face to Face Taiji and Zoom

Moving forward we are currently testing out having a combination Face to Face (FtF) classes with live Zoom Online. Our Zoom students can the also join us if unable to come to the venue. These classes with Shifu Liu will be at St Paul’s Church Hall in Camden Square. Our expenses will rise so we will need to charge FtF classes the regular drop-in per hourly class fee. Those paying the Online weekly and monthly subscription fees do not need to pay more to attend on Zoom.

We hope to provide two FtF Chen taiji classes with Zoom, on Thursday evenings from 30 July. They will follow the current online timetable. We will follow all Government safety guidelines and have a risk assessment document in place.

No-one will be admitted to class if they have not notified Chris by email to book their place as numbers are restricted and social distancing rules apply.
• Please wear a face covering or mask when arriving and passing through the communal areas to the hall. It is up to you if you wear it during class.

Thursday Classes FTF and Zoom 
at St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG
18:00-19:00 Foundation Chen as part of the Course
19:00–20:00 Loajia Yi Lu, Chen Old Frame

See more details on the Face to Face page.

Free Tai Chi 1st Saturday of the Month 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!

9 July Beginners Foundation Course

Beginners Course Term Two Online

We are hope that you can join us and start this course online on Thursday 9 July, and if possible we will progress towards holding the last few classes at our St Paul’s venue in August.

Foundation Course Dates9 July to 2 August
9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29 July; 2 August

Thursdays 18:00–19:00
Sundays 10:00–11:00

During these course dates if you are available it is possible to also join Chris’s weekly live online Foundation classes at 11:00-12:00 on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Please connect with the Beginners Course Payment Page and scroll down to select from the Full or Concessionary payment options offered on the drop-down menu for the courses and we will send you the links to join Zoom classes.

Shifu Liu in his London Clinic teaching during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Da Bei Qi Gong Online Seminar for Health and Well Being

Focus on your own health and well being, in Shifu Liu’s online workshop on the special meditative Buddhist practice of Da Bei Qi Gong

Join Shifu Liu in this live online workshop and learn more about qi gong practice and theory and what it is for and how it can help you. 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. Shifu will practice the Da Bei ‘Chain of Interlocking rings’ technique known as Miao Fa, (Magic Method) and healing sounds.

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 and for building energy. Suitable for everyone, no experience needed.

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

Tai Ji Circle on Vimeo and Youtube

We have recently been recording some of Shifu Liu’s live online classes and workshops to help Tai Ji Circle Members and students studying the forms online with Shifu Liu, these are on Vimeo in private showcases to share with our members for study. Shifu Liu recorded in his local park, the 9 Step Form of GM Chen Xiaowang for beginners to reference.

Chris also posted a full live Community Foundation online class, which is available for those who have difficulty accessing Zoom live, so that they can practice when they have time. See Foundation Online with Chris

See the Youtube and Vimeo channel video links. We hope you find them useful.

13 June: Chen Taiji Old Frame One, Part 2 – with Shifu Liu on Zoom

Shifu Liu will revise Laojia Yi Lu, (Old Frame) classic Chen Taijiquan – Part 2 of Shifu Liu’s live online workshops.

In this second workshop Shifu Liu will continue to teach more sections of Laojia Yi Lu (Old Frame One) routine, which is the important basic form of the Chen style taijiquan. Develop more understanding of the routine and its importance in the Chen repertoire.

There will be a refreshment break and Q&A.

Suitable for all levels with some Chen experience

Date: 13 June 2020 Time: 10:00 – 13.00 BST

Free Virtual Tai chi – on Zoom!


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, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about 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!