Instructor Grades

We have introduced a grading system as this gives people some indication of the level of experience and focus of the teachers Do not feel that you must train with a Senior Instructor as any of the teachers will have a better knowledge and understanding of the art than a beginner, and will be able to start you on the long road that is Tai Chi Chuan. So look for a local teacher who is providing the type of training you want!

When searching, you have the option to filter by membership type: ‘whole art – heath & martial’ or ‘health only’ as well as region.

Instructor Grades:

  • Senior Instructors (S)- normally will have at least 20 years experience of practising Chinese internal arts in depth
  • Advanced Instructors (A)- normally will have at least 8-10 years experience of practising Chinese internal arts in depth.
  • Intermediate Instructors (I)- practice Chinese internal arts to an acceptable level.
  • Basic Instructors (B)- are continuing their apprenticeship in Chinese internal arts and able to teach at a basic level; they will usually still be training on a regular basis with their own instructor.

Instructor Grades for those training in Tai Chi Chuan \and Chinese internal arts for health only:-

  • Advanced Instructors (A)- normally will have at least 8-10 years experience of practising Chinese internal arts for health in depth.
  • Intermediate Instructors (I)- practice Chinese internal arts to an acceptable level.
  • Basic Instructors (B)- are continuing their apprenticeship in Chinese internal arts and able to teach at a basic level; they will usually still be training on a regular basis with their own instructor.
  • Novice Practitioners (N) – Have completed at least 12 hours training. in Chinese internal arts under a TCUGB recognised teacher, but are not yet ready to teach independently