Taoist Arts Organisation
T'ai Chi classes in Ilford
|Wednesday 8.00 - 9.30 pm
Ilford Methodist Church Hall,
58 Ilford Lane, Ilford, IG1 2JZ
£7 per class (£6 concession). First class free. Price reduces to £5 (£4 concession)
Membership and insurance £40 per year.
Instructed by Jane
Contact: 07722 644746
T'ai Chi, also called T’ai Chu’an, 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. T’ai 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:
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.
K’ai 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 K’ai Men exercises
Tao Yin exercises are similar to K’ai 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 T’ai 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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Last update 7th December 2009
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