How To Join

Membership is open to anyone interested in or practising recognised styles of Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan), other Chinese Internal Martial, and Health Arts. These arts include Baguazhang, Xing Yi Chuan, Qigong (Chi Kung), Tuina, Daoyin etc.

Safeguarding TCUGB and members:
The Board of the Tai Chi & Qigong Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) reserves its absolute right to recognize only safe and acceptable use of qigong and other Chinese Internal Health practices for well-being. Potentially dangerous or otherwise unacceptable practices will not be recognised.

There are two ways in which you can become a member of the TCUGB.

1. Ordinary (Associate) Membership UK fee £30; overseas fee £38

Ordinary Membership is open to those interested in these arts or those practitioners who are not Instructors.
UK Ordinary members can ask to be assessed by the Technical Panel for grading so that they can vote and may be able to stand for the Board once they have been a member for 3 years or more.  Ordinary members that do not ask for a grade will have Associate rights and cannot vote or stand for the Board.
Please note that overseas members cannot have voting rights or stand for the Board.
The cost of an assessment by the Technical Panel, if required,  is an additional one-off payment of £25.

To join please use the: TCUGB Application Form(Electronic) or TCUGB Application Form (print)
Read the Application Form Guidelines PDF.

2. Instructor Membership UK fee £40; overseas fee £50

Instructor membership is for those people teaching these arts.  All applications must be assessed by the Technical Panel who then make recommendations to the Board of Directors about grading.

We have created a guidance document to aid your instructor application process, please click here to download or view the pdf.

The cost of an assessment is an additional one-off payment of £25.  Once graded, there is also the option of having a certificate for £15.

All applicants are required to send video(s) via YouTube link or similar. If unsure, please ask.
Please note that overseas members cannot have voting rights or stand for the Board.
Read the  Application Form Guidelines PDF.
There is also an  Overseas Application Form Guidelines PDF

Download the TCUGB Application Form(Electronic) or TCUGB Application Form (print)

When applying for membership please indicate if you require a T-shirt, and your size: Small, Medium, or Large.

Should you require any assistance with your application you can contact the Membership Secretary for advice and assistance.

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