Tai Chi for Health
"...I have attended quite a few of Paul's Tai Chi classes... and have enjoyed each and every one. Paul is a very calm and enthusiastic instructor and makes the classes very enjoyable. I feel much more relaxed afterwards and I am very keen to continue with Tai Chi in the future." Laverne Hamill, August 2011 full review
"...the Tai Chi course was a great investment. The teacher put us all at ease with a friendly manner and explained the background and benefits of the movements as well as teaching us the form." Allium123, August 2010 full review
"Have attended Paul's Tai Chi classes...and found them so beneficial. Went there suffering from a trapped nerve and sciatica and even my osteopath was amazed at my mobility and flexibility. Will definitely wish to continue. Can strongly recommend." Valerie Roden, August 2011 full review
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient form of slow, graceful and rhythmic exercise which originated in China, where it is still extremely popular, often being performed in public parks early in the morning when the air is at its freshest. The style taught here is the Yang style Short Form as developed by Professor Ch'eng Man Ch'ing, currently the most popular form of Tai Chi in the U.K.
Tai Chi is sometimes referred to as 'meditation in movement' or 'swimming in air' for externally that is how it appears. It is a soft martial art, quite unlike karate, ju jitsu or any of the 'hard' martial arts which rely on force and speed.
Tai Chi strengthens our internal energy, and allows it to flow more freely through the body. It is gentle and non-violent, though after much practice it is an extremely effective form of self defence.
About the School
is the Director and Senior Tutor. He is a Registered Instructor with the
Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and author of "Tai Chi" (Lorenz,
1997), which has now sold over 100,000 copies. He began studying Tai Chi
in 1982 and became an Adult Education Institute Tutor in 1987. Paul is
also a registered Shiatsu practitioner.
The Golden Rooster Tai Chi School (the name is taken from one of the postures in the form) was founded in 1988. We are also a part of Equilibrium Health Centre, which has 32 therapists and 12 tutors. See what we're currently up to here:
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