What we're about

We welcome all age groups and levels of fitness to experience this amazing form of exercise! Chen style Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that combines fitness, health and relaxation. Its movements are harmonious, graceful, slow and are ideal for all abilities as they are performed standing up. Tai Chi is endorsed by the Harvard Medical School and our NHS.

Come and let your body heal naturally, as it becomes stronger and fitter.

We are fully qualified instructors and professional martial artists, professionally insured and First-Aid trained. We deliver classes on Chen Tai Chi, as taught by Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei and his lineage.

The classes consist of :

• the silk reeling 14 form (foundation)

• the 18 form (beginner-intermediate level)

• 8 different qi gong forms of approximately 8-12 movements each (as organised and promoted by the Chinese Health Qi Gong Association).

We also deliver workshops on weapon forms (fan, sword, broadsword).

Sessions last for 50 minutes. Each session is priced individually. The sessions at Ziferblat Café, Manchester cost £5 each and last for 90 minutes.

Please wear loose clothing and flat shoes, and bring a towel with you. Thank you.

Upcoming events (5)

ActiveFit Tai Chi - beginners & new members

ClockWork Edge Street

£1.00

This class focuses on Chen Tai Chi and teaches the Chen Silk Reeling Form, and the Chen 18 Form. It is open to participants of all ages and abilities. It runs on a weekly basis (on Wednesdays or Sundays, subject to room availability). It is suitable to total beginners as well as practitioners of other Tai chi styles. Learn this unique exercise programme, which combines mindfulness with fitness, offering numerous health benefits such as correcting body posture, developing balance and co-ordination and improving blood circulation. Please bring with you gym-appropriate comfortable clothing and flat shoes (no jeans, neck scarves, long earrings or heels). Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the session. We aim to begin at or after 11:00 so please arrive 5 minutes earlier to register and proceed to the studio. We aim to finish at 12:30pm. Fees: £5.50 payable to Clockwork for our time there. £2 payable to the organiser for ongoing website maintenance Come alone or with friends and have fun! See you there, thank you.

ActiveFit Tai Chi & Urban Qi Gong - Existing practitioners only

This class focuses on Qi Gong (8 Treasures) and Tai Chi (Chen 18 Form) and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. It runs on a weekly basis (on Wednesdays or Sundays, subject to room availability). It is mostly suitable to our current students (email us if unsure). Learn this unique exercise programme, which combines mindfulness with fitness, offering numerous health benefits and enabling energy cultivation. Please bring with you gym-appropriate, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the session. Fee: £5.50 payable to Ziferblat for our time there. We aim to begin at 12:30 so please arrive promptly, register and proceed to the studio. We will have a break of 10 minutes during the session to enjoy some tea/coffee and a sandwich or cake. We aim to finish at 14:15pm. Come alone or with friends and have fun! Please email us for details.

ActiveFit Tai Chi & Urban Qi Gong - Existing practitioners only

This class focuses on Qi Gong (8 Treasures) and Tai Chi (Chen 18 Form) and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. It runs on a weekly basis (on Wednesdays or Sundays, subject to room availability). It is mostly suitable to our current students (email us if unsure). Learn this unique exercise programme, which combines mindfulness with fitness, offering numerous health benefits and enabling energy cultivation. Please bring with you gym-appropriate, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the session. Fee: £5.50 payable to Ziferblat for our time there. We aim to begin at 12:30 so please arrive promptly, register and proceed to the studio. We will have a break of 10 minutes during the session to enjoy some tea/coffee and a sandwich or cake. We aim to finish at 14:15pm. Come alone or with friends and have fun! Please email us for details.

ActiveFit Tai Chi & Urban Qi Gong - Existing practitioners only

This class focuses on Qi Gong (8 Treasures) and Tai Chi (Chen 18 Form) and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. It runs on a weekly basis (on Wednesdays or Sundays, subject to room availability). It is mostly suitable to our current students (email us if unsure). Learn this unique exercise programme, which combines mindfulness with fitness, offering numerous health benefits and enabling energy cultivation. Please bring with you gym-appropriate, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the session. Fee: £5.50 payable to Ziferblat for our time there. We aim to begin at 12:30 so please arrive promptly, register and proceed to the studio. We will have a break of 10 minutes during the session to enjoy some tea/coffee and a sandwich or cake. We aim to finish at 14:15pm. Come alone or with friends and have fun! Please email us for details.

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