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Yang Style Tai Chi

Yang Style

For those looking to practice taiji at a more active or recreational level the 5 section taijjiquan curriculum created by Master Sam Masich is ideal as it introduces the art in a principled way. If practitioners are eager for partner work they might play with the two person forms combined with sensing-hands and sensing-sword work. For those nervous about partner forms or who have had bad experiences with taiji push-hands, the jue-shou approach to connection and movement-through-relaxation can be perfect for breaking down barriers.

Classes and workshops run throughout the year, except on bank holidays and special times like Easter, August holidays and Christmas. Check our home page for the latest information on when we are not teaching.

Yang Style Workshop - Downton

Based on Yang style Tai Chi, these regular full day workshops allow us to teach both the external postures and applications as well as the internal energy components (Neigong) that make your Tai Chi reach the next level.

If you main interest is an active and robust activity that is both stimulating and enjoyable, and includes partner connection practices, then this style is for you. The workshop has a flexible format with morning and afternoon sessions tailored to what our students need. Content is varied and includes popular forms like the 24 Step as well as partner hand and weapon forms.

Beginners are very welcome - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. first.

Morning session 10am to 12.30pm £30
Afternoon session 1pm to 3.30pm £30
Full Day 10am to 3.30pm (inc 30 min lunch break) £45 

You may attend the morning session separately, or get the most benefit by attending the full day.

Event Date Sun 19th May 2019 - 10:00 am
Individual Price Morning £30 Full Day £45
Location Downton, Memorial Hall
Yang Style Workshop - Downton

Based on Yang style Tai Chi, these regular full day workshops allow us to teach both the external postures and applications as well as the internal energy components (Neigong) that make your Tai Chi reach the next level.

This workshop will be focusing on the Yang family Sanshou 88 partner form, but you are welcome to come and practice other curriculum subjects in an environment where you can ask questions and train with fellow students.

Morning session 10am to 12.30pm £30

Afternoon session 1pm to 3.30pm £30
Full Day 10am to 3.30pm (inc 30 min lunch break) £45 

You may attend the morning session separately, or get the most benefit by attending the full day.

Event Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019 - 10:00 am
Individual Price Morning £30 Full Day £45
Location Downton, Memorial Hall
Wu/Yang Style 108 Workshop - Downton

If you are serious in your pursuit of Tai Chi (taijiquan) knowledge, understanding lineages becomes important, and making connections between your Wu style form and its mother form can be enlightening. All authentic taijiquan adheres to the same physical principles and manifestations of jing (energetic essence) irrespective of the style of form.

In this unique full-immersion workshop we will start with reviewing the Wu 108 long form for all students who have studied it and wish to have a refresher course. Then from within this structure we introduce the Yang mother form and highlight certain moves to show the differences that distinguish the 2 forms, but also the similarity of the internal work that makes them the same.

Please check the details page to see if this workshop is suitable for you.

Friday evening 6.30pm - 9pm
Sat/Sun Full Day 10am to 4pm (inc 45 min lunch break)

Cost £120 

Let us know if you can't manage the whole weekend - we may be able to offer you a discount for part-attendance.

Event Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 - 6:30 am
Event End Date Sun 21st Jul 2019 - 4:00 pm
Individual Price £120.00
Location Downton, Memorial Hall

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