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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

 

NEW STARTERS

Come and watch a full class, then attend for a month to see if it suits you.

To ensure that students progress smoothly the minimum attendance is 2 classes per week.  New classes are in the planning stage to give greater choice and flexibility in the near future - see classes page.  

FEES

paid in advance at the start of each month.

 

£60 per month for a minimum of twice a week training including video support material to give confidence for home practice. Train at as many classes as you can for the same fee. [Pay by week if needed at £20 / week -  discuss beforehand].

[Monthly fee equals £6 or £7.50 per 1-1/2 hour class depending on 4 or 5 week month, and even less if attending more than 2 classes per week for same fee.  

Note CombatZone is charged separately.

 

Please NoteWe no longer allow people to attend just 1 class per week as this leads to lack of progress and stagnation. Think of learning to play a musical instrument or a new language, if only training once a week you go back to near zero by the time the next lesson comes round.

Financial Difficulty: Talk to me please.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Best is Loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes or trainers.
Be prepared with a hat or gloves we sometimes train outside.
No special equipment needed.
Please turn up at least 5 minutes before the class start time.
Best not to eat 40mins beforehand.

DO I NEED EQUIPMENT?
No.

AM I FIT ENOUGH?
Taiji is a 'soft' martial art practised using gentle rhythmic movements and partner exercises. It is suitable for both men and women of all ages and fitness levels. However, if you have specific concerns please consult your doctor before beginning the training.

WHAT HAPPENS AS I PROGRESS?
You can steadily learn the Form and add to the sequence move by move at each class. A series of videos are included in the training fee to ensure step by step progress. 


Remember there is much more to learn than just the outer shape and sequence so putting in place a smooth, relaxed, aligned, co-ordinated Form will allow you to begin to deepen the practice towards real Taiji.

 

BOOKS

 

BOOK PRICES - from 01.01.2015

  • Infinite Dao Sfr55, €45, £35

  • Relax, DeepMind Sfr40, €33, £25

  • Spiritual Reality Sfr25, €20, £15

 

Available through Joe at the school - no online or telephone sales - Sorry!

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Relax, Deep Mind by Patrick Kelly

Relax, Deep Mind is accessible to all Taiji practitioners. It covers the philosophy, principles and history of Taiji, along with a clear explanation of its practice methods. With nearly 200 detailed photographs, Patrick Kelly demonstrates Master Huang Xingxian's 5 loosening exercises and Grand Master Zheng Manqing's (Cheng Man-Ching's) 37-move short Yang form along with illustrated explanations of the basic pushing hands exercises .

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