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T'ai Chi classes in Ilford

Wednesday 8.00 - 9.30 pm
Ilford Methodist Church Hall, 58 Ilford Lane, Ilford, IG1 2JZ (Map)

7 per class (6 concession). First class free. Price reduces to 5 (4 concession) after membership.
Membership and insurance 40 per year.

Instructed by Jane
Contact: 07722 644746
Email: jfrew2001@yahoo.co.uk

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T'ai Chi, also called Tai Chuan, is an adaptable system of movement working on postural, physiological and psychological processes of the body. It improves co-ordination and body movement whilst using 96% of all muscle groups of the body. Tai Chi has been used for centuries to optimise health and well being and is very adaptable for all age groups due to its versatility and ability to adapt to the individual.

Our classes include the following:

Kai Men

K'ai Men is sometimes called Taoist yoga and is generally translated as "Open Door". It is a form of Chi Gong which combines stretching with controlled breathing and concentration. All of the main joints of the body are worked to their full potential to maximise flexibility, balance and control.

Kai Men work on the structure of the body as well as internal organs. The exercises work on a practical level assisting blood circulation and calming the central nervous system. There are more than 400 different Kai Men exercises

Tao Yin

Tao Yin exercises are similar to Kai Men and are also a form of Chi Gong. They are breathing exercises designed to work on specific areas of the body and organs. There are 200 different Tao Yin exercises each with its own unique name such as 'Single Iron Arm' or 'Beware the Bear'

T'ai Chi Form

The Li family Tai chi Form is a sequence of 140 slow continuous movements divided into 42 sequences. Each sequence has a name e.g. "Single Whip", "Brush Knee and Side Step". Beginners generally learn the first 50 movements as a Short Form which has 15 sequences.


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