Tai chi is at last coming to Coast! Hurray! There will be a FREE CLASS on Tuesday October 15th between 7-8pm and then a 6 week beginner course will begin the week after that.

            This course is about teaching the principles and exercises that form the basis of Tai chi. But what is Tai chi exactly I hear you ask? Well, Tai chi, or more correctly Tai ji quan means grand ultimate fist, or something similar, and is an “internal” martial art from China. Internal means its based on developing a soft integrated energetic body.

            Tai chi is itself philosophy in action following the infamous yin yang symbol in its movements and fighting methods. Essentially soft internal styles like tai ji dont rely on strength for success but on training the ability to connect, follow  and divert or return an opponents energy. ie also known as going with the flow. If something is coming towards you, you must go with it until it naturally runs its course, (yin) and then you can return the energy once the conditions are right (yang). Trying to force something when it ain`t the right moment generally doesn`t work last time I tried it. ie Tai chi is about following the natural laws of the universe.

            Thus the training of tai chi mind and body  has a major effect on your daily life as we engage with the yin and yang of situations beyond our control. Like I said, this stuff is deep.

            But this class has nothing to do with fighting or the martial arts and everything to do with good health, posture, letting go and gaining a sense of your bodies energy and stillness. So if you`v e ever wondered what Tai chi was all about, now is the time to come and check it out!

            Book now as spaces are limited by calling the clinic on 01273 321133!

Written by Jeremy Marshall