21 July 2018: Chen 56 Competition Form workshop with Shifu Liu

This is a unique opportunity to learn and refine the 56 Competition form with Shifu Liu. It was specially formulated as a four minute competition routine which combines elements from the traditional Chen Old Frame and Chen New Frame routines and combines them to demonstrate the skills, flow of movement and ‘fajin’ energy releases, which are typical of Chen style Taijiquan.


Experience of Chen tai ji is helpful


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

Part 2: 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 second part of 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.

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)

Chen Taiji Fan: New Class starts on 2 July

 
After a great seminar with Shifu Liu working with the complexities of the Chen Taiji Fan on Saturday, we are adding the Fan form to our classes starting from 2 July 2018.

Taiji fan is part of the Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance. It’s fun and challenging to perform.

Class Time: 18:30–19:30

There will be a change to the TJC timetable taking place from 2 July. There will no longer be a Foundation class on a Monday evening.

After the success of the Chen Fan workshop Shifu Liu is going to continue teaching the Fan Form on Monday evenings. Later in the year he will combine it with teaching the Chen Stick routine.

Monday night’s classes from 2 July
Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG

18:30 – 19:30 Chen Tai Ji Chen Fan Form
19:30 – 20:30 Chen Tai Ji 74 Part Old Frame Form Laojia Yi Lu
20:30 – 21:30 Chen Cannon Fist Form Laojia Er Lu

Currently we don’t have any spare fans but I will ask Shifu Liu if he can obtain some. If you cannot wait, please see the Tai Chi Link sales site for options.

23 June: Chen Fan Taijiquan London workshop with Shifu Liu

Chen style Taiji fan with Shifu Liu


Taiji fan is part of the Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the 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.


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


Suitable for all levels


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

2 June: Chen Foundation Taijiquan London workshop with Shifu Liu

Tai Ji Circle’s second 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]


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

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)

26 May: Part Two Xinjia Yi Lu

A reminder that the second Xinjia Yi Lu, New Frame workshop will take place on 26 May,

Time 13:30-17:30.

Continuing Shifu Liu’s work with the first Chen New Frame routine, created from Laojia Yi Lu (the oldest Chen hand form) by Chen Fake, Chen Xiaowang’s renowned grandfather. Learn the moves, improve the form, receive corrections to posture. There are two further workshops later in the year.
Suitable for those with Chen-style experience of the 38 Form or Laojia Yi Lu

Workshop Fees drop-in:
Non-members £70
Tai Ji Circle Members £55

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

Email us to book your place, thank you.

Push Hands with Chen Ziqiang in London May 2018

Our second and third workshops with Master Chen Ziqiang on his London visit were on Chen style Push Hands, Tui Shou. We were fortunate to be able to have a morning and evening session to consolidate his teaching. Master Chen’s set his typically challenging series of warm exercises, including the very deep horse stance, Ma Bu. Training us with single palm in the morning session, Master Chen demonstrated and explained both the movements and the martial applications, and with Master Liu made sure that everyone had corrections to posture and understood the requirements. it’s an honour for us to have the experience to work with Master Chen in London. Thanks also to Calvin for his translation.

20 May: Sunday Classes Venue Change

Sunday 20 May Venue Change The Islington Chinese Assocation has an all day event taking place so we cannot use the hall and we have arranged three hours of classes on Sunday afternoon from 13:00-16:00 pm at St Paul’s in Camden Square, NW1 9XG:-
13:00-14:00 – Chen Foundation Course
14:00-15:00 – 19 Part Form
15:00-16:00 – Xinjia Yi Liu, New Frame 1

All our other classes follow the regular timetable, apologies for any inconvenience.