tai chi classes

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Shefford Tai Chi

The beginners and senior classes on Sunday Dec 15 will be cancelled.

Tai Chi - martial arts culture for beginners - some issues raised for students and teachers as observed from personal experience

It is my hope that the following will help “first timers” better understand and enjoy their early Tai Chi classes since I frequently come across beginners who attend Tai Chi sessions with absolutely no knowledge or understanding of what it is or how classes work – and it seems that this sometimes can lead to an unnecessary disappointment, and that the problem is really about expectations brought into the class – perhaps this piece will help align those expectations with the reality of a class without scaring anybody off – there is no reason to be put off, Tai Chi really is a gentle, caring activity – but it is important to understand that Tai Chi is “what it is” and not what you expect it to be coming from the outside. One might reasonable expect that by going to a class one is going to learn about Tai Chi and indeed of course one will – but the subject is so large and the range of expectations/behaviours so great that it cannot all be encompassed in an introductory class – or possibly a lifetime.

Perhaps the best single piece of advice I can offer is to “learn to look after yourself” in all the possible ways that implies and learn to work within your comfort zone – but that is a lesson in itself.

Important updates


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.

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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