Join us for Free Tai Chi in Camden Square with Shifu Liu

Free Tai Chi In The Park

Time: 12.00 noon – 13.15pm
(on the first Saturday of the month)

Come and join us in Camden Square on Saturday afternoons, once a month, experience Chen tai chi and feel how it can help you relax your body, give you energy and benefit your health, in the fresh air and peaceful tranquility of one of London’s quiet green spaces.

We will meet up on the first Saturday of each month, for a one hour class in the traditional Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) with Master Liu Quanjun, 20th-generation master of Chen Taijiquan, and Tai Ji Circle students.

Everyone welcome to come along, no experience is required. It’s best to wear warm comfortable clothing and flat training shoes.

Any queries please contact us on the link below.

Venue: Meet 12 noon at St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG and walk down to Camden Square Gardens.

Nearest underground stations are Camden Town on the Northern line, or Camden Road overground, and various buses, 29 from Trafalgar Sq to Camden Road (Torriano Avenue stop by football pitch), from King’s Cross (390 to Camden Park Road) or Euston (253 from Euston station to Camden Road Torriano Avenue stop)

27 January 2017: Chen Taijiquan 19 Step Form workshop with Shifu Liu

Chen 19 Part Form with Shifu Liu Quanjun


Saturday
21 January 2017


Time: 13.30 – 17.30


Created by Chen Xiao Wang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners. The form 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 first workshop for the 19 Part Form to be given by Tai Ji Circle this year, so is an opportunity to revise or learn and increase understanding of the movements and requirements of this beginners form, practice some fajin (energy releases) and martial techniques contained within each movement.


We will supply a sheet with the movement names in Chinese Pinyin and English translation.


Open to all levels


All workshops have time for refreshment breaks


Seminar Fee
Drop-in Fee: £55 Members          £70 Non-members (cash or cheque only)
Paid in advance: £50 Members   £65 Non-members


Booking essential, queries please email: [email protected]


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

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Demo Fundraiser Day with Shifu Liu

 

Fund-raiser to Commemorate the Chinese Labour Corps in World War 1

21 January: 09:30 – 17:00 pm

Suitable for everyone to enjoy – please come and support our fundraiser, all proceeds to be donated

Shifu Liu with Tai Ji Circle are presenting a day of fabulous tai ji performances and hard qi gong demonstrations with tai ji and qi gong workshops for you to join in. Many of the best Chinese doctors are also coming to give free treatments in the afternoon.  We all want to raise funds for a new memorial to be opened in the autumn of 2018, to commemorate the Chinese labourers who joined British and Allied troops in the First World War. The Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) of up to 140,000 men from China to Europe to repair trenches, bury dead bodies, repair tanks and provide backup to the troops

Campaign group ‘Ensuring We Remember’ have been fundraising for a memorial since 2014, it will be a white carved stone decorative column, called a Huabiao (they serve as markers of the exceptional in Chinese), and will erected in East London, at the Royal Albert Dock, Newham. At 9.6m. tall, each metre will represent 100 members of the CLC. It will face due east towards the Chinese city of Jinan in Shandong Province, from where the majority of the CLC labourers originated.

For more details about the CLC see:

http://ensuringweremember.org.uk

http://multimedia.scmp.com/ww1-china/
Image from ©South China Post link above

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

9:30               Arrival and registration
10:00–11:00  Chen Taiquan & Hard Qi Gong Demonstrations
11:00–12:30  Da Bei Qi Gong workshop, the linking energy circles, and 5 Element Healing Sounds
12:30–13:30  Lunch break
13:30–15:00  Chen Taijiquan workshop Foundation training and Chen Xiao Wang’s 9 Part form
15:00-17:00  Free Chinese massage, Acupuncture, Chinese Health and Medicine advice

Fund-raiser Day Fee: £30.00 cash only if paid on the day

Tickets must be reserved for entry. Email [email protected]

Tickets can be bought through Evenbrite.

VENUE: Islington Chinese Association 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway underground or Upper Holloway (Rail) or buses up Holloway Road.

Tai Ji Circle are members of the Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association, the Chenjiagou Taijiquan Association, the BCCMA and the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

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Registered Charity Number 1151369

21 January TJC Fundraiser Day with Shifu Liu

Fundraiser performances and workshops with Shifu Liu, a Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day, remembering the role of the Chinese Labour Corps.

SUNDAY – January 21: 09:30 to 17:00

Shifu Liu with Tai Ji Circle are presenting a day of fabulous tai ji performances and hard qi gong demonstrations with tai ji and qi gong workshops for you to join in. Many of the best Chinese doctors are also coming to give free treatments in the afternoon.  We are delighted that Steve Lau who is the Chair of ‘Ensuring We Remember’ will also be giving us a short talk explaining the role of the CLC, how their work contributed to the positive outcome of World War 1, and the importance of honouring the memory of the many thousands of Chinese workers involved.

VENUE: Islington Chinese Association 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG 
Archway underground or Upper Holloway (Rail) or buses up Holloway Road.

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
9:30                   Arrival and registration
10:00–10:15  Talk by Steve Lau
10:15–11:00   Chen Taiquan & Hard Qi Gong Demonstrations
11:00–12:30  Da Bei Qi Gong workshop, the linking energy circles, and 5 Element Healing Sounds
12:30–13:30  Lunch break
13:30–15:00  Chen Taijiquan workshop Foundation training and Chen Xiao Wang’s 9 Part form
15:00-17:00  Free Chinese massage, Acupuncture, Chinese Health and Medicine advice

Times may vary!

Fundraiser Day Fee: £30.00 cash only if paid on the day
Tickets must be reserved for entry, email: [email protected]

PLEASE DON’T FORGET THERE ARE NO REGULAR TAIJI CLASSES THIS SUNDAY.

TJC’s New Year Beginners Foundation Tai Chi Course

Try the traditional form of Chen Taijiquan (tai chi) with renowned London Chen-style master, Liu Quanjun and TJC teachers,  attend two classes a week for four weeks and learn how to relax and benefit health through our practical Foundation training. Discover the hidden power in this authentic internal martial art, and learn about the underlying theories and philosophies that underpin the Chen style.

1st Course Classes: 14 January to 8 February
Sunday mornings 10-11.00am /Thursday evenings 6.30-7.30pm:

Course Dates: 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 January; 1, 4, 8, February

Tai Ji Circle are giving new structured twice a week courses to give practitioners a strong foundation in Chen taijiquan. Whether you are new to Taijiquan or more experienced, practicing the foundation is necessary to build strength, calmness, and to gain full energy. It is essential training for more advanced practice. Recommended for all students to gain a grasp of the essential requirements and understanding of the Chen style.

No previous experience is necessary.

Each Foundation Course will begin with the fundamentals and progress each week building a firm Foundation in Chen Taijiquan techniques over eight classes. You are welcome to repeat the course as often as you like to gain confidence and understanding.

Note: The training takes place at our two venues each week, Sundays at the Islington Chinese Association and Thursday evenings at St Paul’s Church hall in Camden Square. Details below.

Training will include:-
Nei Gong, internal practice,
Standing practice and posture correction for correct alignment,
Jiben Gong warm ups and silk reeling exercises
Using the natural breath,
Release and learn to soften and relax tension and stress
Gain understanding of the dantian (lower energy centre)
Use of yin yang concepts in Tai ji practice
Training for health benefits, agility and better balance
History and characteristics of Chen Taijiquan

Foundation notes • Lesson Plan for self-practice • Posture correction form Shifu Liu in class

Venues
Sundays:  10.00 – 11.00am Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Thursdays: 6.30-7.30pm St Paul’s Church Hall, Top of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG.

Special non-members cost per course:
£96 or £64 for concessions for 8 classes

Booking is required,

email queries to: [email protected]

Chen Foundation Taijiquan London Workshop

Catch Tai Ji Circle’s first Chen tai chi Foundation workshop of 2018.

6th Duan Shifu Liu, will work with standing, and silk reeling exercises which are the basic essentials and foundation for Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) training. Specifically improving the standing and stepping silk reeling exercises and some martial applications, or teaching a short form if there is time.

Standing practice, (called Zhan Zhaung), begins the process of internal discovery, relaxes, realigns and strengthens the body to improve your posture. Silk reeling exercise training improves coordination and leads you to sense the energetic changes that take place in the body through the accurate alignment, placement and movement of the body, as well as reflecting the martial, medical and philosophical aspects of the training such as weight changing and the exchange of yin yang in movement (eg. light/heavy or open/close). If there is time we will also teach a short Chen Form or practice some martial techniques during the workshop.

This will be a practical workshop, Shifu Liu will correct your body posture and movements, and we hope that you will gain a better understanding of the requirements and the underlying principles of tai ji training.

It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training.

As it is a four hour workshop, there will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.

Suitable for all levels and new students to Chen Taijiquan.

Workshop Fees:
Drop-in Fee: £55 Members, £70 Non-Members (Cash or cheques only on-the-door)

Paid in advance: TJC Members: £50 Non-members: £65

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

Any queries email: [email protected]

www.taijicircle.com

Tai Ji Circle are members of the Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association, the BCCMA and the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain

New Year Classes begin today!

Shifu Liu takes the students down low in this movement that occurs both in the first and second Laojia Forms

Welcome back and all tai ji classes start tonight:
Foundation 2 at 6.30-7.30pm
Laojia Yi Lu at 7.30-8.30pm
Laojia Er Lu at 8.30-9.30pm

Laojia is the traditional long form of the Chen style of taijiquan and the first classes works with the more ‘yin’ aspects of the form, with posture and movement correction from Shifu Liu, the last class is the ‘Er’ Lu, second form full of energy releases, and jumps, the ‘yang’ to balance the yin.

 

Redesigned Tai Ji Circle website

Welcome to our new look website which we hope you will enjoy checking out. We felt that our old website was getting unwieldy and was ready for an upgrade so have used WordPress’s 2017 theme for a fresh look for 2018.

There are some missing images and we will do our best to update those as soon as possible, so please bear with us during the next few days of updating.

You can contact us through the email link or the contact page.

Many thanks,

Shifu Liu, Chris and the trustees.