Unlike most forms of exercise and sport, Tai Chi doesn’t rely on strength, force and speed, which makes it ideal for everyone – young and old, strong or not. There are three main aspects to learning the traditional Chinese art:
Centralising Chi (Energy)
Circulating Chi (Energy)
Applying Chi (Energy)
The third element is the application of Chi in partner exercises known as Gau Sau, or exchange of hands, to experience Tai Chi Principles in practice. It is a chance for both parties to help each other refine movements and postures and gain better insight and understanding of applied energy
Established since 1990 and exists to preserve and promote authentic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
We teach the traditional Chinese art, passed down through the Yang Style lineage, from Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872) to the present day.
Explore your options
Interested in running a closed class for your staff in your company or organisation or private group? A dedicated group class can help:
Group facilitators are available across Berkshire and further afield. Contact us to discuss your requirements
In workshops we focus on the Tai Chi principles at the core of the true internal art and their application within the form. Attending any of these will help you further your understanding and improve your Tai Chi skills. Open to members and non-members. Choose your topic and book your place.
Master Ding visits many European cities, including London, for long weekends of open workshops and closed Instructor sessions.
Open sessions are available to all to attend. These offer an opportunity to experience traditional Tai Chi Chuan with a lineage holder of the ancient Chinese art. Check the calendar, book your place.
An academy is only as good as the teaching it offers. MDA Instructors undergo continuous personal development to ensure they are not only continuing to build on their own Tai Chi skills but are also refining their teaching approach so that students will benefit.
Contact MDA HQ for more details about our instructor training programme:
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