Experience is everything and here at
Kim Tai Chi and we endeavour to give all of our students a unique and special experience which is tailored to their specific needs. Kim's philosophy is to show all of his students the benefits of Tai Chi for the mind, body and spirit.
Our over 50+ Tai Chi classes use a system of teaching Tai Chi and Chi Gong that is designed to help maximise the health benefit of Tai Chi. Many scientific reports and evidence have found that Tai Chi can help physical and mental stress.
These classes are very popular and occasionally have a waiting list.
Our Advanced Tai Chi and Chi Gong classes incorporate poses that are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the form.
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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.