Tai Chi for beginners
Start date: 13th Jan 2020
Time: 09:30 - 11:00
Duration: 10 weeks
Tutor: John Marsh
Course code: 20SP22
This course aims to:
Give an introduction to all aspects of Tai Chi and will particularly look at improving posture,
balance and relaxation.
Tai Chi developed as a martial art and is manifested as a continuous series of stylised martial arts
movements. In the 21st century, though many people no longer practice it as a fighting art but as
a form of exercise often called 'moving Qigong'.
Qigong is a means of cultivating the natural energy of the body through a combination of
movement, self-massage, meditation, and breathing.
It is for:
Anyone interested in gaining an insight into this fascinating aspect of Chinese culture and keen to
improve their general well-being.
No matter who you are there is always room for improvement and Tai Chi comes in many forms
and methods to suit all tastes and needs.
For the first session students will need:
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Preferably thin soled shoes/trainers, etc.
Additional Costs: None
By the end of the course students should be able to:
Perform a complete Tai Chi form and a number of Qigong exercises
Introduction – what is Tai Chi. Gather peoples experiences. Basic Qigong exercises. First few moves
of Tai Chi Form
Following weeks will build on this, based on the class’s progression