Tai Chi can be interpreted as meaning "without limits"
Chuan means boxer or disciple.

Derived from a martial art tradition the flowing and graceful movements of tai chi are a gentle and natural form of meditation.

The study and practice of tai chi can promote great health benefits:

  • Encourage a positive attitude
  • Improve posture
  • Develop flexibility
  • Manage stress and cope with problems
  • Remove negative energy

ABOUT THE TEACHER

I have studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1995 under the tuition of Paul Brewer, a director of the Heaven Mountain College which he founded with grandmaster Dr Shen Hongxun. I have attended regular seminars given by Dr Shen.

My studies have included:

  • Chen Man Ching yang style form
  • Heaven Mountain long form
  • Tai Chi 37 form
  • Tai Chi Sabre Sword form
  • Tai Chi long sword
  • San Shou

CLASSES

As a new student of Tai Chi you will be entering on a journey. Imagine that you have an empty cup that you would like to fill. The teacher can show you the path and help you fill the cup.

Classes are at the Quaker Meeting House in South Street, Bridport on
     Wednesday evenings 7.15pm
     Friday mornings 9.00am
Please contact David to enquire as to when classes for beginners are starting.

Each term runs for a period of ten weeks.

FIRST TERM
Introduction to the basic principles of tai chi including Tai Chi 37 form. There will be preparatory exercises including sticking hands and simple qigong.

SECOND TERM
Development of Tai Chi 37 form, new exercises, plus introduction to basic yielding.

THIRD TERM
Continuation of the form, sticking, yielding and pushing hands.

FOURTH TERM
If the students practice regularly, then the form is usually completed in this term and takes about ten minutes to complete.

Once students have completed this forty week period of study further and more flexible studies can be undertaken.

CLASSES ARE HELD IN A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE
LAUGHTER IS ENCOURAGED. WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING.

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