Tai Chi Classes
We have a place for you in our beginner level Tai Chi classes, just turn up. If you want to let us know you're coming send an email, we are always happy to welcome new members. Read below about the Tai chi classes we offer here in Norwich.
About Yang Tai Chi Kung Fu
Tai Chi uses long flowing, graceful Kung Fu moves performed slowly. The slow movements of Tai Chi offer all the health and fitness benefits of Kung Fu with none of the high impact stresses on the body. The NHS has stated the positive benefits of Tai Chi for improving posture, balance and muscle strength. Other benefits include reducing stress and anxiety.....
Grading, levels and syllabus
Each member works through our grading syllabus, testing and being awarded a coloured sash. From white to black belt and beyond.
You will learn the foundation of Tai Chi: Walking exercises, hand movements and breathing. Our graceful, flowing, practical and easy foundation movements are great for health and good to practice at home. Slow movements combined with deep breathing calm the mind and body. Tai Chi is fantastic for removing stress and anxiety. Once you can perform the 4,8 and 16 forms with confidence you may join the intermediate level classes.
You're welcome to just turn up to the beginner level Tai Chi class on Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm.
If you have any questions, email us.
At the intermediate level we take you into a detailed study of the complex movements of Tai Chi. You will learn longer patterns offering a lifetime of personal practice and self development. At this stage many avenues open up; you can learn weapon patterns, start training to become an instructor, work on rare Qigong and animal movements. We start to tailor your Tai Chi learning, to best suit you.
Pushing hands is good for health it complements the physical conditioning available from performing solo Tai Chi. Pushing hands allows students to learn how to respond to external stimuli using techniques from their forms practice. Among other things, training with a partner allows a student to develop ting jing (listening power), the sensitivity to feel the direction and strength of a partner's intention. In that sense pushing hands is a contract between students to train in the defensive and offensive movement principles of their martial art: learning to generate, coordinate and deliver power to another and also how to effectively neutralise incoming forces in a safe environment.
A monthly meditation event is free and open to all members and members friends.
Other unscheduled chanting sessions take place throughout the year. Some of the chants we practice are Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō (南無妙法蓮華經) and Oṃ 唵.
Private lessons are the fastest and most effective way to learn. With continuous assessment, feedback and a tailored learning program just for you, you're guaranteed to succeed. Private lessons cost £40 per hour