Classes

Tai /Tensho Chi Classes

Gain insight into the benefits of Tai Chi.
Experience improvements in health, with benefits which may include improved balance, co-ordination, posture, breathing and flexibility and reduced stress levels.

Class Details

The Tai Chi that is practise in the class is intended to be an introduction to the principles of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and is NOT for those who would prefer the 'harder', more Martial Arts style of the discipline.

The lessons will consist of a version of the Hand Form as devised by the late Master, Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing (i.e. The 37 Step Yang Style Short Form) and instruction will be given in the important 'principles' underlying the system.

The 'applications' of some of the postures will be investigated in a gentle self-defence context, together with exercises in 'sticking', 'yielding' and basic 'push- hands'. Simple exercises for warming up, cooling down and stretching will be shown; and certain Chi Kung (or Qigong) exercises, which are an important facet of 'soft' martial arts training, will also be taught.
Students are asked to bring along a bottle of water and to wear loose clothing. The class will be conducted in a spirit of relaxed participation and friendship.


Summary of Syllabus

  • Warm up / cool down exercises
  • Simple Chi Kung exercises (Eight Strand of Brocade & Shibashi)
  • Yang Style of Tai Chi 8 & Tai Chi 13 to introduce some of the basic movements to the students before starting the Tai Chi 37 step form
  • Yang Style Short Form (37 Step Cheng Man Ch'ing Form)
  • The T'ai Chi 'principles'
  • Basic 'sticking', 'yielding' and Pushing Hands Exercises
  • Basic self-defence applications
  • Meditation and relaxation exercises
  • Instruction in using the breath while moving through the Form
  • Instruction in Tensho Chi forms

Class Details

Horsham

 

Address:

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham RH12 3YS

Venue

50 + Club, Table Tennis Room.

Times:

Mon: 11:30 - 12:30; Thurs: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor:

Paul Elliott and Roger Law

Tel:

07778058482

Email:

semka@btopenworld.com

Horsham

 

Address:

Horsham Unitarian Chuch, Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 1SL

Venue

Church Hall. Entrance through the right hand side of the church.

Times:

Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor:

Paul Elliott

Tel:

07778058482

Email:

semka@btopenworld.com

Horsham

 

Address:

Horsham Unitarian Chuch, Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 1SL

Venue

Church Hall. Entrance through the right hand side of the church.

Times:

Thurs: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Instructor:

Paul Elliott and Roger Law

Tel:

07778058482

Email:

semka@btopenworld.com

Horsham

 

Address:

Tanbridge School Sports Hall Gym, Tanbridge School, Farthings Hill, Guildford Road, Horsham, Sussex. RH12 1SR

Venue

School Gym

Times:

Wed: 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Instructor:

Paul Elliott

Tel:

07778058482

Email:

semka@btopenworld.com

Billingshurst

 

Address:

Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre,
Roman Way, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9QW

Venue

Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre Main Hall

Times:

Fri: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Instructor:

Paul Elliott

Tel:

07778058482

Email:

semka@btopenworld.com

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Paul Elliott, 7th Dan
Tel: 01403 218327
Mob: 07778058482
e-mail: semka@btopenworld.com

For more information on any classes please Contact Paul.

"My weekly Tai Chi session is my 'oasis' of calmness. The gentle exercise helps me feel grounded and relaxed and by the end of the class I feel energised for whatever lies ahead. Paul is calm, patient and very knowledgeable teacher and his friendly class is a pleasure to attend."
Jacqui Ross

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