The Bonsai Tai Chi Academy
We operate on Mondays from 7:30 at the lower hall, St Georges Church, Woodford Avenue, IG2 6XQ
Wednesday from 7pm at The Woollard Centre, Loughton Way, IG9 6AD.
This is a mixed ability class; we practice the Yang (108) long form. Classes begin with zhan zhuang meditation followed by a warm-up sequence. There is a strong emphasis on the principles and concepts of tai chi chuan and we work to help students develop their chi and realise their inner power.
Whilst students are encouraged to study the aspects of tai chi that particularly interest them there is a strong lean towards self defence which has attracted a number of martial arts students from other disciplines to train with us.
I have been practising tai chi for 14 years and studied originally with master John Ding a sixth generation yang style master with whom I qualified as an instructor. I have been teaching for six years.