Beginners classes        

Lockdowns permitting, we start courses for beginners each Autumn.

There will be classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. They last one hour.

The Tuesday class is taught by David Christopher, the Thursday class by Mark Blackwell.

(Note: you must register in advance for these classes. They get full.)

Each week we introduce a new part of the form.

Where appropriate we read out stories or translated poems to help bring the imagery to life.

We always play through the form as far as we've reached.    


The Beginners courses consist of 30 classes.

Normally they run from September until the following May.

By then the classes are doing the form all the way through (which takes about 20 minutes).

The unabridged Tai Chi form has great depth and value ... it takes time to absorb it.

We want to enjoy the experience of learning it - there's no reason to hurry.

We don't develop the martial arts side of Tai Chi - if that is your interest then this is not the class for you.

Our focus is on health and happiness!

No special clothing is needed - just comfortable.

The room we use is on the ground floor.

There's no charge the first time you come. We treat that as a 'taster' class.

After that the fee is £30 for the first term (about 10 classes). You can pay this in one go or at £5 per class until you've paid the £30.

This year's Beginners courses are fully subscribed already but if you would like to be added to the reserve list please email me at [email protected]