About Taiji Ltd.
James Drewe has studied tai chi and qigong since 1975, is the author of 3 books on the subject, & is a member of the BCCMA, the TCUGB, and the Longfei Taijiquan Association.
Taiji (Tai Chi)
Suitable for all ages and levels.
TAI CHI: Various different styles, including hand, sword, fan, stick, and 2-person forms for hand and sword.
Beginner Forms are the Yang 10-Step Form, the Sun 12-Step Form, and the Yang 16-Step Form. More advanced routines also taught are the Yang 24 & 88-Step Forms, 42 Combined Competition Hand Form, 2-person forms, etc., and several sword and fan Forms.
Qigong (Ch’i Kung)
There are 2 types of qigong taught 1) static Zhan Zhuang and 2) moving sets of Daoyin exercises.
The latter are exercises for the body ‘systems’ e.g. Digestive, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and the Skeletal systems.
There are also sets of exercises for the Liver, the Kidneys, the entire Meridian system, and to generally tone up the body.
Most classes also incorporate exercises for the joints including the understanding of some acupressure points, and there are stretching and breathing exercises.
My training, work experience and any achievement
James Drewe has been teaching tai chi and qigong for 25 years; he is also a qualified acupuncturist.
James qualified as a secondary teacher (PGCE from Goldsmiths, London) in 1976 and is an experienced teacher.
His tai chi and qigong training has been with several teachers both in the UK and in China.
He currently teaches 25 + classes of tai chi and qigong each week.
TAI CHI can be spelled many different ways: "taiji", or "t’ai chi"; the full name, "taijiquan", or "t’ai chi ch’uan" can be translated as ‘Supreme Ultimate Fist/Boxing’.
The movements of tai chi are combined into what is known as a ‘form’, from short beginner forms to the more advanced competition forms.
When you begin tai chi, you work on learning how to coordinate your body, on how to relax and release muscles, on strengthening the legs, on improving your posture and balance, and on toning the muscles. By practising tai chi you learn the best possible way in which to align your body so that your energy will flow unimpeded, and therefore you experience an increased flow of energy. You will have found a way to release stress and tension.
Unlike many other forms of exercise, you feel refreshed, revitalised, and relaxed after a tai chi class. This is because tai chi classes incorporate exercises which help to control and develop your energy rather than only developing your muscles.
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The cost of trying out any class is £5.
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