Welcome to Amber Valley Tai Chi Chuan – Tai Chi Classes Derbyshire – Wudang Style

Wudang Tai Chi Classes in Derbyshire

AmberValley Tai Chi Chuan is run by Level 5 instructor Jonathan King within the Kawagishi Dojo, situated just north of Derby in the small village of Milford/Makeney.

Tai Chi Chuan is an amazing Chinese internal martial art, which is a few hundred years old and originates from Qi Gong which is nearly 1000 years old. Most people are familiar with Tai Chi and think of it as those slow series of movements we’ve seen groups of people doing in the park in the early hours of the morning in China on TV. Well this is Tai Chi Chuan. This is the the original martial art in it’s entirety, which includes the slow hand forms most people are familiar with; but there’s more! This is Tai Chi Chuan in full; hand forms, weapons forms, pushing hands and san shou. Plus a little Qi Gong thrown in for good measure.

Please do not be put off my the idea that this is a martial art. Classes are relaxed and fun. Strenuous at times, extremely energising and very multi faceted unlike the majority of Tai Chi taught in the West.

Please have a look through the information with the site and if you are interested, come learn with us!

Our school was 5 years old in June 2019 and continues to go from strength to strength; thank you for your support ongoing – Tai Chi Classes currently in Makeney, Derbyshire

In my experience students aged 18-60 can deal with the strenuous nature of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and so our focus is towards this age group. If we are popular, and our new school gains momentum, there may be the possibility of a 60+ aged ranged class, designed particularly with this in mind, where we focus more on the health benefits and less on the martial arts. Please watch this space, or enquire, if this is of interest to you.

Please call/email and get yourself booked in – Beginners Welcome

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We are part of the Practical Tai Chi International School whose website can be found here http://www.taichichuan.co.uk/index.html.

***** The new Tai Chi school started on the 1st June 2014 at the new venue in Milford, Derbyshire. Come down and join in – For class prices please see the Pricing link for details ***

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