Many people join the School to explore and learn about a system they have heard aids relaxation, improves co-ordination, balance and posture as well as helping to maintain fitness and good health. Others may join for many differing reasons: As a social convenience because its fashionable; To learn more of Chinese culture / philosophy; To learn Martial Arts; To become a Taijiquan Instructor with authentic certification and recognition by an authoritative body (TCUGB).

Assessments are not mandatory as many of our members enjoy the friendliness and social aspects of our School with no intentions of undertaking them.
For those wishing a progressive learning and deeper understanding of the Art, the School offers tuition in Taiji & Qigong (Health and Relaxation Techniques) or, Taiji quan that leads to certificated instructorship by exam or by assessment.

Taiji for Health Syllabus (H)

  • Taijiquan open hand forms- 37,44,& 108 posture forms
  • Qigong – Daoyin Baojian Gong, Shujin Zhanggu Gong, Five Elements Dance, 5 Animals Form, 12 Animals Qigong
  • Sword form
  • Partner Forms : Da Lu 1
  • Basic Pushing Hands (Tui Shou)
  • Instruction in safe teaching practice, basic anatomy, philosophy & socio-cultural beliefs

Traditional Taijiquan Syllabus (TJQ)

  • Taijiquan open hand forms – 37,44,& 108 posture forms
  • Taijizhang I
  • Taijizhang II
  • Taijizhang III
  • Qigong – Daoyin Baojian Gong, Shujin Zhanggu Gong, Five Elements Dance, 5 Animals Form, 12 Animals Qigong
  • Partner Forms – Da Lu 1-4
  • Applications (self defense – movements related to the taijiquan form)
  • Tui Shou-Free, fixed step & 8 methods
  • 20 step San shou
  • Sword forms (2)
  • Sabre forms (2)
  • Cane
  • Icipon (nanchaku)
  • Sabre & Staff Form
  • Spear vs spear Form
  • Seminars – Philosophy and History of Taijiquan
  • Anatomy and Safe Teaching Practise
  • First Aid