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 In-Venue & Online Workshops are now booked in advance through our Bookwhen site.

All our ‘Online & In-Venue’ classes are also 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, 24 April World Tai Chi Day

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)
17/24 April Foundation Chen Taijiquan – in depth training (2 parts)

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 May – bank holiday Classes continue
Bank holiday no classes 30-31 May 2021

29-31 May Da Bei Intensive Part 2, 3 day Workshops with Shifu Liu

• 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                       19 Form
22 May                    Chen Fan
5/19 June               Chen Fan parts 2-3
3 July                   Laojia Yi Lu 1
17 July                      Laojia Yi Lu 2
24 July                     Chen Foundation – Zheng Zhuang, Chansi Gong, in depth
14 August Summer Workshop (10:00–15:00) Chen foundation, 19 Form and Laojia Yi Lu, revision and practice with lunch if no restrictions

Summer break 15 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 September Chen 19 Form
25 Sept               Laojia Yi Lu  1 (2 part workshop)
2 October                Laojia Yi Lu 2
16 October              Chen weapons Sword
6 November Chen Fan Form 1
13 November  Chen Fan Form 2
27 November       Chen Taijiquan mixed winter workshop (10:00-16:00)
5 December           Sunday Assessments (at ICA after Foundation revision)
11 December          TJC practice, AGM, performances party (13:00-18:00)


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