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The Art of Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Classes in Hertfordshire and Essex

Are you interested in learning the Art of Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan)?

A quick resume follows; we instruct the Art of Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) in the traditional style of the Yang Family Long Form.

SiFu or ShiFu, David S. Miller, has over 30 years experience of Tai Ji Quan, teaching Tai Ji classes and descends from a lineage to be proud of.

All instructors have coaching qualifications obtained through the BCCMA (British Council for Chinese Martial Arts) and all have in excess of 16 years experience of Tai Ji Quan practice and the teaching of Tai Ji Classes.

We have a full curriculum to suit the most fastidious of students who wish to achieve a deep understanding of this celebrated form with its extended-lasting health benefits.


Tai Ji Quan Yi (Tai Chi Chuan) Symbol
Tai Ji Quan Yi (Tai Chi Chuan) Symbol

Art of Tai Ji Quan and COVID-19

Due to Covid 19, we adapted several ways to deliver and instruct students through those uncertain times. For example, we offered online and in-person sessions suitable for beginners and experienced students. 

Covid-19 is now not so prevalent; our teachings emphasise preserving and cultivating good health and overall fitness levels to help enrich one’s well-being and state of mind.

The nature of Covid 19 was to attack the respiratory system, coupled with varying degrees of other symptoms. With that in mind, TJQ will teach you how to breathe correctly. However, if disease disrupts the natural flow and rhythm of one’s breath cycle, your knowledge will assist in easing any discomfort and anxiety. Please look at our curriculum. They all have correct breathing techniques. 

When learning Tai Ji Quan, the Standing Post exercises called Qi Gong (working with intrinsic energy) are essential. Everyone finds this challenging, as isometrics are involved, but it becomes easier after about three weeks. 

These excellent exercises apply one’s consciousness with breathing and movements. As a result, the body and mind become calmer, and more robust. The functions of internal organs become balanced. The roots of these exercises originate from TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). The focus and intention are applied towards acupuncture meridians or channel pathways. Along these pathways are acupuncture points which can stimulate a natural healing response to promote homeostasis. 

We encourage gentle exercise, and the benefits can be subtle. The stimulation and scale of internal and external changes can be diverse. Directing one’s awareness to change and inner and personal development transitions are a rewarding and lifelong journey. 

We know the benefits are real but there are five essentials to address during your Tai Ji Quan journey. Perseverance, Patience, Humility, Respect and Belief. These are essential to mastering any art or anything worth achieving.

If you like a challenge that will test every part of you then Tai Ji Quan could be for you, please call or use our contact form to message us. You have nothing to lose.

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