About Tai Chi

Tai Chi originates from Chinese martial arts and is practised for health and wellbeing, meditation, self-cultivation and self-defence. As a mind-body practice, Tai Chi promotes relaxation and awareness, improves mobility, posture, balance, co-ordination, strength and stamina. Research also suggests the practice of Tai Chi may help with a variety of health conditions.

As an internal martial art, Tai Chi (also known as Tàijí, T’ai chi ch’uan or Tàijíquán) can be developed and enjoyed over a lifetime. There are several main styles such as Yang, Chen and Wu, which are named after the families from which they originated. Our syllabus comes from a branch of Yang style, from Cheng Man-ch’ing, Huang Sheng Shyan and subsequent teachers.

Introduction to Tai Chi

An introductory workshop for complete beginners starting from the basics, introducing the practice in an accessible, step by step way.

Sunday 26th February 2017 – 1pm to 3pm 

Venue: Arlington Baths, Reading Room, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT

Cost: £20

6 Week Beginners Course

An introductory course for complete beginners. Over the course of 6 classes, you will start to learn an authentic and systematic syllabus, giving a foundation to attend regular classes and develop your own practice. This will include: Tai Chi standing postures, Huang Sheng Shyan’s 5 loosening exercises, the first 8 movements of the 37 Posture Cheng Man-ch’ing Form and some simple two person exercises that introduce the principles of Tai Chi partnerwork.

There are two 6 week beginners courses starting in March 2017:

Evening course: Wednesdays from 1st March 2017 – 7pm to 8pm

Venue: Arlington Baths, Reading Room, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT

Dates: 6 consecutive weeks 1st March to 5th April.

Weekend course: Saturdays from 4th March 2017 – 12noon to 1pm

Venue: Hillhead Library, Small Hall, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8AP

Dates: 4th, 18th, 25th March, 1st, 15th, 29th April.

Cost: £50

Bookings: contact Alan on 07887398813 or e-mail alan.skirving@gmail.com

The introductory workshop and 6 week course are both accessible for complete beginners. They are also suitable for regular or returning students looking to revise or restart their Tai Chi  practice.