Free first lesson at new class
Downton - Memorial Hall, 6.30pm - 7.15 (7.30)pm
Starting 29th January 2014
Five Section Taijiquan - Tai Chi for Traditional Study
5-section taijiquan (tie jee chuan) is a modern system created by world-renowned teacher Sam Masich, based on the popular Yang style. It is perfect for beginners wishing to discover the basics of traditional Tai Chi movement. More experienced students can also use the 5 section program to prepare for advanced traditional taijiquan training, since it is a comprehensive curriculum which includes solo and partner hand forms and weapons training.
Longwater Tai Chi begins teaching this exciting and fun introduction to Tai Chi in blocks of five weeks, each session lasting 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for practice and play which is optional. Normally £30 per 5 week term, or £7.50 per session.
During the first term of the new class (29th Jan to 26th Feb) you will be able to pay by the session at the same discounted rate as the term fee, i.e. £6 per session. This is will make it more affordable for new students who decide the class is not for them within the forst few weeks.
And... the first class is free!
Full details of five section taijiquan:
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Instructional video of the solo hand form available for purchase:
New Dragon and Tiger Taster
New capped rate introduced
One of the greatest pleasures we get from teaching Tai Chi and Qigong is watching a student "come of age", realise they are into the study for the long run and start to make their practice part of their daily routine. We would really like to encourage this behaviour, and give something back to you for your efforts! Starting this November, Longwater Tai Chi has introduced a new capped rate, where attendance fees per 5 week term are now fixed at £95. This means:
- Students pay one fee at the beginning of each 5 week term (non refundable).
- All regular classes and workshops within the period are included (one-off workshops are not included)
- You can use the capped rate for one term and choose not to during another term, when you might be away for a week or two. Then you just pay for your classes as normal at the standard rates.
To quote our student Helen Harding,
"The capped rate has meant I've been using the classes in a different way. I can go to as many classes as I like meaning more focussed practice with lots of advice. If it wasn't for the capped rate I wouldn't have gone to the Shibashi (Waves and Clouds qigong) in Fordingbridge or the classes in Wilton. Shibashi is a lovely way to start the week with an hour of relaxation and I've also found it an excellent way to smooth out my movements and try to incorporate some of the more advanced techniques (pulsing and bending the bow). It is exciting to incorporate all the basic Tai Chi techniques into all the different classes and to feel I am making more progress. I was concerned I may be intruding in already established classes but all the groups have been so welcoming. A great way to meet like minded people."