Master Chen Yingjun

Another wonderful master from the Chen family will also visit in November – someone I have trained with whenever I could and very well worth working with is Master Chen Yingjun – son of Grandmaster Chen Xaiowang.

Chen Yingjun has visited the UK regularly for many years and has workshops at a number of venues including Oxford and Reading.

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Master Chen Bing

I hear that Master Chen Bing will visit the UK in August – I have met and trained with Chen Bing for only a couple of hours but that is enough for me to recommend anyone seriously interested in Tai Chi to attend his demonstrations/workshops.

Tai Ji Circle will host him on Sat, 24 August 2019 11:00 – 13:00 BST  see here for tickets

I understand that he may also visit other venues so it is worth looking out for information.


Ian Deavin performs chen style Laojia formI will be running a workshop at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living on Sunday 28 July, 9.30 for 10.00-13.00.

Tai Chi practitioners often describe the feeling of moving their bodies as magical, and the experience of long term Tai Chi practice can certainly be described as developmental. My workshop will introduce beginners to the simple ideas underlying this popular but little understood art. Longer term practitioners can expect to be helped on their path and perhaps achieve further insights on their own developmental journey.


Cost: £35 includes refreshments
Book your place
or contact Pat James at the Letchworth Centre, 01462 678804,

Shefford Tai Chi picnic in the Swiss Garden

We had a lovely picnic in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth yesterday with lots of practice of standing pole Chi Kung and the Laojia form – as you can see from the photo the picnic area offered shade and sunshine with lots of trees which were delightful – all in all a perfect venue. We even had the chance to observe a number of biplanes and WW2 aircraft from time to time.

The group assembled in the car park at 10.00 and benefited from a low cost group entry and free Tai Chi instruction until 2.00 with our own picnic hampers.

Tai Chi in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

10 May 2019
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I had a lovely time teaching Tai Chi in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth this morning – the sun came out and so did many people who were eager to learn about Tai Chi. Since we were in pretty much ideal surroundings we took advantage of being able to start with a brief sensory walk, […]

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Important updates

30 April 2019

Please note there will be no classes on the forthcoming Bank Holiday Mondays May 6 and 27 Students wishing to train with my teacher Karel on May 14 should contact me to arrange payment and car share if needed. Share the post “Important updates” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Shefford Tai Chi Festival 2019

30 April 2019

Well we had last years weather again but that did not deter many people from coming to the Community Hall and taking part as demonstrators or as visitors in this now regular community event – organised by the Shefford Tai Chi group on an entirely free of charge basis, supported by volunteers from the group […]

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Shefford Tai Chi Festival 2019

10 April 2019

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Tai Chi at The Swiss Garden Shuttleworth – Greensand Festival May 2019

26 February 2019

I am delighted to be participating in this Swiss Garden event with a Tai Chi class on Friday 10 May for all ages and levels of interest – the location is truly lovely, a classic garden environment wholly supportive of some gentle Tai Chi practice. This May, the Swiss Garden will be hosting six wonderful […]

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Merry Christmas from Shefford Tai Chi

18 December 2018
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