Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Tai chi as a martial art (kung fu)
Tai chi for health
We have over 30 years martial arts experience. The last 20 years were spent practicing tai chi chuan.
Personal safety is important.
We live in a culture where people are sometimes attacked by:
People who carry knives
Our lessons teach a very thorough
tai chi chuan self defence syllabus.
Students learn how to cope with an increasingly challenging range of attacks.
We are the only school in the North East of England offering a curriculum of this kind.
All students must work to improve their health.
There are a variety of health approaches within our tai chi syllabus, including:
Qigong (soft, hard and moving)
Stretches & joint work
These tai chi exercises improve awareness, balance,
flexibility, joint mobility, stamina, strength and suppleness.
They were designed to boost energy levels, improve overall wellbeing and protect the body from injury.
you have no interest in
learning tai chi as a martial art, you are quite welcome to attend lessons
You will be taught a physically and mentally challenging curriculum, but no self defence at all.
We teach classes in Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.
The syllabus caters for all ability levels:
New starters can join all year round. Adults of all ages are welcome -
just come along.
You are encouraged to work at your own pace. Large Cottages