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Dedicated to Chen Tai Chi since 1996, offering classes in Manchester, Stockport and TamesidePlease have a look around to find out more about us, our Tai Chi classes , our weekly class timetable, our teacher Wang Haijun or Chen Taiji? You can also contact us if you have any other questions about Tai Chi (Taiji) not covered in our FAQ.
Taiji Home Practice During Covid-19 Lockdown
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MORE GOOD NEWS as we are starting some small outdoor group Taiji sessions
Max 5 students per session as per guidelines
Plenty of fresh air and social distancing
Initially we are looking at running these at Debdale Park as it's a midpoint to our regular venues but are open to location suggestions (numbers permitting).
So please email us to register your interest and availability. If you are currently enjoying our 1 to 1 sessions then please let us know if you would like to continue these, and/or join a group.
Look forward to seeing more of you soon
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...and we're looking forward to catching up with even more of you next week for lots of spiral driven, sun drenched, socially distanced 1 to 1 Taiji.
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GOOD NEWS for you eager students who have been in contact sorely missing your regular training with us - the change in guidelines that came into force yesterday means that we can now safely offer outdoor 1:1 sessions
A great chance to work on those Taiji queries a video can't solve. As GM Chen Zhenglei states on learning Taiji "looking at the video or book every day, all you get from this is only the external form. You won't get the inner essences. You still need the teacher's guidance."
So one of you, with one of us, in a park. with social distancing, the sun shining and to top it off we'll throw in a 20% discount on our usual rate - outdoors made even more appealing! So no 2 metre queueing required, just contact us to book your session and we look forward to seeing you again
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An important part of your Home Practice is not only going through the physical routines but being clear on the requirements and the way forward.
As well as remembering and acting on the individual advice/adjustments that we pass on to you, it can help to be guided by others who are further along the Taiji path.
So widen your view and take advantage of the rounded selection of articles we have on our website, including a couple of new additions, so put your feet up, relax and enjoy (after your regular practice of course)
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LET’S ALL SHOW OUR SUPPORT!,
In doing so I nominate you all to share your images practicing Tai chi during isolation.
To show both Ian an Janet how much we appreciate our classes with them even if we can’t all be together right now.
Also a great way to support each other as students"
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Djamel and Maria have even kindly sent us proof of their daily routine...
They have inspired us to set up a gallery of your "Home Practice" pics as a testament to your committment and we'd love to have more of you represented so please send us your snaps (Taiji only, not passport or worse...!)
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So to continue with your "Home Practice" here is a sword tutorial from GM Chen Zhenglei (demo starts at 10:30 mins with instruction after)
Performed expansively this will also help with hedge trimming and pruning so a doubly good use of your time...
Daily practice = body fitter, mind stronger
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So to get you started here is Master Wang again to take you through single hand silk reeling, the foundation exercise
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The emphasis from all the experts seems to be on keeping active both physically and mentally, from regular exercise to focusing on a hobby. That's where us Taiji students are lucky - we already have an enjoyable pastime that keeps our interest, strengthens our immune system and keep us fit.
Consistent practice is the key to progress in your Taiji so to help here's the next installment of "Home Practice", brought to you by GM Chen Zhenglei (demonstration first then the tutorial begins around 15 mins)
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Through your long term commitment to our classes you have all been investing in your health and regular Taiji practice develops resilience in your mind and body which is more important now than ever.
With us all staying at home, we all have more time to spare, so make sure you use it productively to come out the other side stronger. As with neigong, it's about building and nurturing what you have got.
With this in mind and resources being stretched we don't want you to have to pay for online classes so we will keep you going with regular free tutorials.
To start with here are some loosening exercises courtesy of GM Chen Zhenglei as requested by Sylvia, Shell, Chris etc...
Develop your physical flexibility and mental agility to become a more rounded person... take the first step, come and join one of our classes...
The workshop with Master Wang Haijun has sadly, but unsurprisingly, been postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic. New date to be confirmed, speak to us for more info and to confirm your place
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