5 & 26 May: Xinjia Yi Lu Chen Taijiquan in depth workshops with Shifu Liu

Tai Ji Circle’s Xinjia Yi Lu workshops with 6th Duan Shifu Liu are a rare opportunity to study the brilliant first Chen New Frame routine, created from Laojia Yi Lu (the oldest Chen hand form) by Chen Fake, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang’s grandfather.


Shifu will teach postures from the Xinjia routine, which contains skilful circular movements rooted in silk reeling theories and energetic fajing practice, these will be practical workshops. 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 and the particular fajin or energy releases, and applications found within the Xinjia form.


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


This workshop is in two parts, each a four hour workshop, there will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.


Suitable for those with Chen-style experience of the 38 Form or Laojia Yi Lu


• 5 May Part 1


• 26 May  Part 2


Times: 1.30 – 5.30 pm


Workshop Fees per day:
Non-members £65
Tai Ji Circle Members £50


Workshop Fees for two workshops:
Non-members £125
Tai Ji Circle Members £95


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


Any queries email: [email protected] or contact us through Eventbrite.

World Tai Chi Day 2018

Despite grey chilly weather people turned out to try out Chen Taijiquan and we had a great morning at our free tai chi session. The rain held off and we practised on the area at the top of the square to avoid the muddy grass. It was great to be out in the fresh air to train and we were all wrapped up against the cold. Shifu Liu led us through Silk reeling exercises, and then the 9 Part Form created by GM Chen Xiao Wang for beginner students. Having worked with the opening sections of the Shifu used our student Gary to show us the applications from that second movement, ‘Pounding the Mortar’. Thanks are due the everyone who came out and especially Tai Ji Circle students who came to help and work with the less experienced students.

 

28 April: Join us for World Tai Chi Day with Tai ji Circle in Camden

Join us on 28 April for Free Chen Tai Ji Classes and Demonstrations with Shifu Liu and students to celebrate World Tai Chi Day, in London’s Camden Square Gardens, from 10.00am to 12.30pm.


Each year seventy countries and 100s of people around the world join together at 10am their time, to celebrate the joy and practice of tai ji and qi gong on the last Saturday of April.


Join us to try out authentic Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and watch stunning Chen Tai Ji demonstrations with Master Liu Quanjun, a 6th Duan and 20th generation disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xioawang, and the only authorised teacher of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan Association in London.


It’s best to wear warm comfortable clothing and flat training shoes for exercise.


All welcome, no experience necessary.


We will meet up at 10.00am in Camden Square Gardens.


Everyone welcome to come and join in. You can see our regular free sessions on the first Saturday of the month, next one 2 June, also listed on Tai Ji Circle’s MeetUp page.


email queries to Chris: [email protected]

Chen Tai Ji Single Sword London Workshop with Shifu Liu

The Chen sword form enables the student to understand and learn to project energy from the body to the end of the sword tip, and make play with the weapon as a continuous part of the body. Shifu Liu will work with posture correction and fajin practice, emphasis on yin yang, ’empty’ and ‘full’ aspects of movements of the form.


Shifu Liu will teach the Chen Tai Ji Quan Sword routine step by step, helping you to understand the parts of the sword used for different techniques such as chop and thrust.


Suitable for everyone with basic Chen-style and who have  learnt the Single Sabre form or have other tai chi skills.


If you are having difficulty using the ticket booking below, please go directly to this Eventbrite link, thank you, or email us to let us know.

Easter… Free Tai Ji… Classes resume

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.

30 March–1 April: TJC’s Easter Chen Taijiquan London Intensive

Relax and calm down with Chen tai ji training with Shifu Liu over the Easter holidays.


30 March to 1 April 2018


Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 17:00


Welcome to Tai Ji Circle’s Three Day Easter Tai Chi training intensive in the classic Chen style. Relax, don’t worry and enjoy!


Shifu Liu is teaching a range of Tai Ji Circle’s Chen Taijiquan Syllabus, building on the Foundation training of standing practice and silk reeling each morning, together with an accessible short hand form, the single Sabre Form and Tai Ji Ball. The morning sessions are suitable for those new to Chen style wishing to consolidate a tai ji practice, improve posture and movement under the guidance of Shifu Liu.


The afternoon sessions train the longer hand forms, both the classic Old Frame Forms and The New Frame Forms, with some Pushing Hands training on Sunday afternoon. Experience of Chen training is advisable.


Suitable and accessible for all levels of experience and students of other styles of tai chi that wish to try the original Chen style. Learn about the essence of the our training and gain corrections to posture and movement, the directions of energy flow and improve your coordination, balance and strength.


Everyone welcome.


There will be regular refreshment breaks between sessions.


Timetable below:


Friday
10:00 Meet and register
10:15-11:00 Zhaun zhang standing practice
11:00-12:00 Foundation training with warm ups, Silk Reeling (chansi gong)
12:00-13:00 Four Direction Fist Form
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Laojia Yi Lu – Chen Old Frame
16:00-17:00 Laojia Er Lu – Chen Cannon Fist
17.00 Departure


Saturday
10:00 Meet and register
10:15-11:00 Zhaun zhang standing practice
11:00-12:00 Foundation training with warm ups, stepping Silk Reeling (chansi gong)
12:00-13:00 Single Sabre Form
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:00 Xinjia Yi Lu – Chen New Frame
17.00 Departure


Sunday
10:00 Meet and register
10:15-11:00 Zhaun zhang standing practice
11:00-12:00 Foundation training with warm ups, the complete Silk Reeling (chansi gong) practice
12:00-13:00 Chen Tai Ji Ball Form
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 Xinjia Er Lu – Chen New Frame
15:00-17.00 Five kinds of Push Hands training


EASTER FEES
Three Days Fee
• Early Bird Members £200 (booked by 23 March)
• Members £210.00 (3 days)
• Non-Members £240.00 (3 days)
One day Fee
• TJC Members: £70 (1 day)
• Non Members: £85 (1 day)
Half Day Fee 
• TJC Members: £40
• Non Members: £60


Drop-in payment by cash or cheque only.


Advanced booking through Eventbrite, or by cash or cheque in class.


Once you have booked please email to notify us which mornings/days you wish to train: [email protected]


VENUE
The Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway underground or Upper Holloway (Rail), walk or bus down Holloway
Rd, to Marlborough Rd and walk up, left to Hatchard Rd.


email queries: [email protected]
m: 07921765848

Easter Travel Disruption on the Northern Line

We saw today that there will be disruption on parts of the Northern Line over Easter, basically no service from Friday through to Monday. Camden Town and Archway will be closed, there will be a replacement bus service, Service B (King’s Cross to Archway – see second pic for details), but it is very inconvenient for travel to our Easter workshops, as Archway is the nearest underground station. https://tfl.gov.uk/status-updates/planned-works-calendar and https://tfl.gov.uk/tube-dlr-overground/status/

 

Here are the posters for information.

 

Easter Seminar and Holiday Dates

30 March to 1 April: Three-day London Easter Chen Taijiquan Seminar with Shifu Liu
Don’t miss our exciting Chen training from the Chen Taijiquan syllabus, Foundation training in the morning, more advanced sessions and forms practice in the afternoons, an opportunity to build a solid practice and gain individual correction to your posture and movement from Shifu Liu.
Find out more

 

Easter holiday dates 2018 There are no regular Tai Ji Circle classes from Friday 30 March – 6 April.

Saturday 7 April Free Chen Tai Ji in the Park, 12.00noon to 1.15pm in Camden Square Gardens, NW1. Meet outside St Paul’s Church Hall, NW1 9XG at 12.00 and walk down to the park. Everyone welcome
Join our MeetUp Group

All classes start from Sunday 8 April as per the normal timetable.

Chen Taijiquan Double Sabres London workshop with Shifu Liu

Double Sabres workshop with Shifu Liu will include teaching the form step by step, with posture and movement correction.


Historically in China, before guns were available, people travelling on foot or horseback used some kind of bladed weapon such as a sabre for protection. The common soldier often carried a sabre, while the sword was more often carried by an officer or a gentleman scholor.


The Double Sabres Form demands stronger more flexible body movements than working with a single weapon, the practice of the form enhances coordination, helps increase power and strength as it requires a lot of skill to perform well.


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


Experience with Chen Taijiquan weapons is preferred as this is an advanced practice.


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]


http://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