TJC Calendar 2021

Each Tai Ji Circle Term is 15 weeks, and there are three terms in our training year, with a break for Easter, Summer and Winter holidays.

Free Chen Taiji sessions in the Park are currently online with Shifu Liu. They are held on 1st Saturdays of the month as specified below. When we are able to they are in Camden Square Gardens, London NW1. They are live on Zoom from 11:30 to 12:30 BST, see our Virtual page.

Saturday workshops with Shifu Liu  are generally held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, NW1 9XG, or at the Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, Upper Holloway, N19. Workshop booking and payment is made through Eventbrite, details are available on the Events page when the workshops are announced. Workshops held in venue must be booked in advance as we have a numbers limit due to Covid-19 and social distancing. No cash payments accepted in 2021.

All ‘Online & In Venue’ classes are booked through Bookwhen.

TJC Workshops 2021

Sunday 3 January : Shifu Liu’s Da Bei workshop – Online

Term One: 10 January (Sunday) to 1 May

• Free Tai Ji in the Park – Online
6 February, 6 March, 1 May

Workshops    (Times 13:00 to 16:00) 
In Venue + Online
16 January              Foundation Chen Taiji
6 February              19 Form
20 February           Tai Ji Ball
13 + 20 March       Laojia Yi lu (2 parts)
17 April Foundation Chen Taijiquan – in depth training
1 May Laojia Er Lu

2-10  April Easter Holiday – no classes
2-4 April Easter 3 day Da Bei Qi Gong Online Zoom Workshop (10:00–14:00)

Term Two: 2 May to 14 August

(3 + 31 May – bank holidays) Classes continue

• Free Tai Ji in the Park – Camden Square + Online
5 June, 3 July
, 7 August

Workshops (Times 13:00 to 16:00) In Venue + Online
8 May                       Foundation
22 May                     19 Form
5/12 June                Single Sword parts 1-2 
3/10 July                  Laojia Yi Lu
17 July                       (Sunday, Camden Summer Festival, Tai Ji Display approx 2.00-2.30pm)?
24 July                      Chen Spear
21-22 August Summer Workshop

Summer break 14 August – 3 September

Term Three: 4 September (Saturday) to 16 December (Thursday)

• Free Tai Ji in the Park – Camden Square + Online
4 September, 2 October, 6 November

Workshops (Times 13:00 to 16:00) In Venue + Online
4 September          Foundation Chen – theory and practice for all levels
18/25 Sept              Laojia Yi Lu  (2 part workshop)
2 October                19 Form
16 October             GM Zhu Changhai visiting Grandmaster Push Hands & Applications??
6, 13 November    Xinjia Yi Lu (2 part workshop)
20 November         Xinjia Er Lu?  
5 December            Sunday Assessments (at ICA)
11 December          TJC AGM, performances party


TJC Foundation Course Dates 2021

Tai Ji Circle’s Foundation Chen Taiji training courses for beginners, is both Online and In Venue. 

Dates as follows, booking 8 classes and attending twice a week to get the maximum benefit. You can buy either an online class pass to study at home, or when permutable and ‘In Venue’ pass to attend the venue. It is recommended to attend the course, and then continue attending the following classes to gain a greater understanding of the practice and become thoroughly familiar with the movements. Tai Ji skill is slowly acquired through repetition of the basic movements and patterns. There is a week between each course finish and start date.

Term One
1)  10 January to 4 February
10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 January
4 February

2)  14 February to 10 March
14, 18, 21, 25, 28  February
4, 7, 10 March

3)  21 March to 22 April
21, 25, 28 March; 1, 11, 15, 18, 22,  April (no classes 4 and 8 April – Easter Holiday)

Term Two
1)  2 to 27 May
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 May. (3 + 31 May – bank holidays classes on)

2)  6 June to 1 July
76, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 June; 1 July

3) 4 to 29 July
4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 July

Summer break 14 August – 3 September

Term Three 
1)  5 to 30 September
5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 September

2)  10 October to 4 November
10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 October; 4 November

3)  15 November to 10 December
14, 19, 21, 25, 28November; 2, 5, 9 December