Tai Chi for Beginners

These classes are suitable for complete beginners and will include a brief introduction to the Shen Long school of Traditional Tai Chi and how it may differ from other schools. Emphasis will be on correct posture, breathing, balance and, most importantly, relaxation. Students will learn basic Tai Chi exercises including the Five Animal Play (五禽戲)and study the Traditional Taoist Tai Chi 37 Forms as handed down by Grandmaster Cheng Man Ching in his final years. The course is divided into two twelve-week terms, each lesson reviewing the previous week’s content and adding step-by-step each following lesson.

Beginners I (Level P1)

Students will learn several Tai Chi exercises and part of the Tai Chi 37 Forms of Grandmaster Cheng Man Ching. This term will include the forms from Preparation to Single Whip.

Eligibility: No previous experience is required for this level but students should be prepared to practice daily on their own even for as little as 10 minutes per day.

Beginners II (Level P2)

These classes are a continuation of Beginners I and will include revision of previously learnt exercises and forms. New exercises will be added and this term will include the forms from Lift Hands to Cross Hands/End Tai Chi.

Eligibility: Completion of Beginners I (Level P1).

Duration : 12-week term, each class lasts 1½ hours
Venue : Brighton Wellness Centre, Mile Oak
Times :

Wednesday Evenings
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuition Fees :

Entry level -  first two terms
1 class per week, £140 per term.

Regular member -
1 class per week, £100 per term or £30 monthly subscription (min 4 months per term)

Additional fees :

Member registration - £10. This is deducted from your first course fee when you book. Alternatively, this fee entitles you to attend the first class as a taster at no extra charge.
£15 for a Tai Chi shirt. (Optional for Beginners)

Booking a Class :

Most classes are run as a course of 12 weeks, one class per week. To book a class (or course), you will need to first REGISTER on our membership system called Coacha.  You will need to complete our Sign Up form and choose a password. There is a £10 registration fee which is deductible from your first course payment.

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Once you have been approved as a Student Member, you can log in to the Student Member Portal in Coacha, manage your account, view upcoming classes and book classes. For help on using the Student Member Portal, read more here.

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