Category: Tai Chi

  • New venue in Kings Heath

    New venue in Kings Heath

    Good news – classes are starting again after a long summer break and we’re in a new venue. Come and join us on Tuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm at Kings Heath Community centre. It’s on Heathfield Road, right off the High Street so easily accessible by public transport and there is parking too. Beginners are very welcome. Hopefully…

  • Tai Chi diversity

    Tai Chi diversity

    Tai Chi: Beyond Age and Boundaries In the dappled light of dawn, one often pictures serene parks filled with elders flowing effortlessly through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. Yet, this imagery, ingrained as it might be, just scratches the surface of what Tai Chi truly offers to the world. Tai Chi’s magic is not…

  • An ancient art for modern times

    An ancient art for modern times

    A Journey of Balance and Harmony Embark on a Tai Chi journey, an ancient practice that has captivated people around the world for centuries. Often described as “meditation in motion,” Tai Chi combines slow, deliberate movements with deep, mindful breathing, akin to a dance of balance and harmony. This engaging practice welcomes beginners, advanced practitioners…

  • Top ten reasons to do Tai Chi

    Top ten reasons to do Tai Chi

    Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, has gained worldwide popularity due to its numerous health advantages. It is a low-impact exercise consisting of gentle, flowing movements, making it suitable for people of all ages, genders, and fitness levels. This article discusses the top ten reasons individuals practice Tai Chi. 1. Enhanced Mental Focus and…

  • Laozi and the Daodejing

    Laozi and the Daodejing

    Laozi and the Tao Te Ching Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu or Lao-Tze, is the legendary figure credited with writing the Tao Te Ching, one of the most important texts in Chinese philosophy and religion. The Tao Te Ching is a collection of 81 short chapters that offer wisdom on how to live in…

  • BBC radio interview

    BBC radio interview

    Chris and James from our associated clubs in Cornwall were invited by the BBC to do a radio interview on the Tiffany Truscott show last night. Chris was taught by Chee Soo and has set up and taught clubs all over the Midlands including Leamington, Coventry and Birmingham. James had a traumatic road accident and…

  • The Golden Principles of Tai Chi Ch’uan

    The Golden Principles of Tai Chi Ch’uan

    Tai Chi is based on a set of basic principles that are essential for proper training and mastery of the art. In this blog post, we will discuss these principles and explain how they can help you improve your Tai Chi practice. 1. Keep your body erect without stiffness. One of the fundamental principles of…

  • Tai Chi & Taoist philosophy

    Tai Chi & Taoist philosophy

    Tai Chi is much more than just a physical exercise. At its core, Tai Chi is a deeply philosophical practice that seeks to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. The philosophy behind Tai Chi is rooted in Taoism, a Chinese philosophical tradition that dates back over 12,000 years. In this blog post, we will explore the…

  • Tai Chi for stress reduction and relaxation

    Tai Chi for stress reduction and relaxation

    In recent years, Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise worldwide, and for good reason. This ancient Chinese practice has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including stress reduction and relaxation. In this blog post, we will explore the science behind these benefits and provide references to peer-reviewed studies from reputable…

  • Kai Men qigong

    Kai Men qigong

    Kai Men Qigong in Lee style Tai Chi Kai Men Qigong is a series of exercises in Lee style Tai Chi that emphasizes the principles of Qi, the vital life force in Chinese medicine. In this blog post, we’ll explore what Qi is, how it’s related to Chinese medical principles, why qigong is popular as…