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 7th May 2017 – 10am to 12noon 

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

Cost: £20

Beginners Courses

This is an introductory course for complete beginners – you will 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 movements of the 37 Posture Cheng Man-ch’ing Form and simple two person exercises that introduce the principles of Tai Chi partnerwork.

There are two beginners courses starting in May 2017:

6 Week Evening Course: Thursdays from 11th May 2017 – 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

Venue: KSD Centre, 7 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DR

Dates: 6 weeks from 11th May to 22nd June 2017 (no class 25th May).

4 Week Saturday Course: Saturdays from 27th May 2017 – 11:30am to 1pm

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

Dates: 27th May, 3rd June, 10th June, 24th June

Cost: £50

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