We cannot recommend Kim Tai-Chi more highly. His classes are ideal for improving both mind and body. Even in a group Zoom class his individual care is extraordinary, making sure that everyone enjoys the learning process as we all progress on our Tai-Chi journey, and in so doing creates a community of like minded, fun loving people.
“Meditation in motion”.
For me, the benefits of the daily classes on offer at Kim Tai-Chi are numerous and wide-ranging. I have seen improvements in my posture, balance, flexibility and strength. My blood pressure reading is now healthy and my chronic shoulder pain is finally easing. The sense of community Kim has created with us “zoomers” is just wonderful and keeps us connected and cared for. Lastly but certainly not least, his sense of fun is infectious - a real antidote to Covid!
I would just add that the classes with you have taught me to find inner peace and an ability to enjoy the moment. I’m so much better at appreciating the positives in life. When I begin Qigong, I feel calm and quiet within moments. Tai chi is now part of my life.
Just to say thank you again for the daily classes - best bit of being locked down. Lovely to see all those familiar faces, you’ve got yourself a great ‘Ninja community’.
Brilliant - well done you!
Taking part in Kims’s online Tai Chi class has been a real lifesaver for us during all three lockdowns and provided the structure to our day the zoom community has created is very beneficial for our well-being and program we follow each day is good for our physical health Kyms instruction is easy to understand for both beginners and those who are more experienced.
The Zoom community has created is very beneficial for our well-being and program we follow each day is good for our physical health.
Kim’s instruction is easy to understand for both beginners and those who are more experienced.
Great online zoom class, very beneficial when we are confined to our homes.
Kim is very knowledgeable in his instruction of the ancient form of movement especially the health benefits.
We would highly recommend Kim’s online class to anybody who would like to learn this form of exercise from the mind and body as it is taught in a friendly and fun way. Join the class and give it a try.
I have been learning the art of Tai Chi with Kim for about 3 years . The first two in a studio class of 16 and for the last year on our zoom class. At first I was quite apprehensive as although I have always kept myself fit, with either a gym workout or Pilatis class, I hadn’t ventured into Tai Chi . I soon found my worries were unfounded . Kim taught us in such a way that the “Art of Being“ soon became very apparent. I not only fell in love with the pure passion of Tai Chi, the gentle movements and the feeling of inner peace, I felt my body become stronger and more flexible. During my 3 years at separate times I had an accident, leaving torn ligaments and stiffness . After regular Tai Chi classes, both eased and I became supple in my movements. My body has also become more toned I shall be 70 years YOUNG!! next month and feel as I did in my 50’s . This is predominantly due to my ability to “Just Be”. A huge big thank you to Kim @kimtaichi.co.uk , ”just for being you” x
I have been with Kim since well before the Lockdowns and have continued with him online throughout. Tai Chi is so good for the over-all well-being of the body and the mind; I can't imagine what these troubled times would be like without it.
Since lockdown and restrictions my sanity has been saved by the structure and calm that these wonderful, easy to follow training sessions give to my week. I enjoy being part of Kim’s caring and fun community and look forward to each session. I used to have only one class a week at the club, and wasn’t always able to book a place, but now have access to many sessions. My flexibility has improved and the arthritis in my hip has reduced. I can now walk for miles (if allowed!) I highly recommend Kim TaiChi.
Kim is a very patient teacher, always happy to answer questions and to
demonstrate parts of the form. His passion for Tai-Chi is evident. The
class also includes some Chi -gong and meditation and is suitable for
all abilities and ages.
Kim’s tai chi classes are certainly to be recommended. Ever since we started on Zoom nearly a year ago Kim you have kept us moving in body and mind and certainly encouraged us always to be positive. Thank you for that positivity especially now that we are confined to our homes again. I do feel I am part of a very friendly group and I look forward to hopefully seeing everyone in person one day. Kim thank you also for your very silly jokes, they do make me smile!
TAI CHI CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS
My wife Sue and I have taken up Tai Chi. This is a soft martial art of Chinese origin that dates back hundreds of years – some believe that it could date anywhere between 700 to 1500 years. This, you must admit, leaves a huge margin for error. It also underlines the fact that its origins are obscure.The name Tai Chi means Supreme Ultimate and is based around the balance and harmony of the universe. But however ancient and obscure it may be, and whether or not you believe in the balance and harmony of the universe, the fact remains that Sue and I find it both fascinating and useful for our general health and well-being.
Tai Chi is a martial art, but it is a soft martial art, unlike others such as Karate, Judo or Kung Fu. Tai Chi makes the student aware of their balance, posture and breathing. It is made all the more interesting because the moves are not brutal or violent and do not require high levels of strength, stamina or fitness – making it perfect for the more elderly amongst us!
Our instructor is a man called Kim, quite the expert with a good sense of humour. He puts no pressure on any of his students so that you learn the art in your own sweet time, and it doesn’t matter if you get it wrong. The class usually starts with some easy, soft and flowing exercises that make you think about how your body is moving and how you are breathing. Then we do “silk reeling”, which are a series of moves to represent (as the term implies) reeling in silk strands. Then we have a short water break and this is followed by the Form which is called Lao Jia Yi Lu, which means “Old Form”. This is a long series of slow defensive and attacking moves designed to get you to concentrate on your balance, body position and breathing.
Sue and I have been going to classes now for over two years and we thoroughly enjoy it. The instructor gets on well with everybody and there is much good humour amongst the students.
So, why not give it a try – we’d be pleased to meet you.
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We run both virtual and in person Tai Chi classes for beginners to intermediates, corporate sessions and also hold a variety of events, seminars and retreats!
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