Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art. Tai Chi knows various styles, such as the Chen-, Yang-, Wu- and the Sun-style. Characteristic are the slow and relaxed movements that are performed in fixed patterns or shapes. Tai Chi as a form of self-defence is all about disrupting the balance of your opponent rather than using your physical strength. Balance is the key.

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Yang Style is the most popular Tai Chi style and its adaptability makes it ideal for beginners. During this hour you will learn the large movements that are performed slowly and gracefully. This technique is relaxed and softly balanced, and the smooth flow into each form improves flexibility and overall health.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Xiali Wang

  • Xiali Wang studied sports at the Shanghai University Sports Department for 10 years and then graduated from Shanghai Sports University. She has been with X since 1991.

While following a Chen style Tai Chi class you will focus on more technical movements that include combinations of firm and soft, and fast and slow moves. The rhythm is an important factor for this technique and it requires a degree of physical coordination. You will learn how to defend yourself and enhance your inner balance through a variety of skills to jump and escape, and movements that promote force and conserve energy. You will learn to combine these movements into fixed patterns or ‘shapes’.

Schedule & enrolment

Xiali Wang

  • Xiali Wang studied sports at the Shanghai University Sports Department for 10 years and then graduated from Shanghai Sports University. She has been with X since 1991.