FINDING A TEACHER

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Midlands

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Robert Agar-Hutton - Gloucester

Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy

The primary style taught at the club is the 24 move Peking style but this is supplemented by the Eight Energy Move Form and various other exercises including push hands and chi kung.
Teaching in Gloucestershire

Contact: 01452 751 276
email: Robert Agar-Hutton
http://www.ahmaa.co.uk


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Altair de Almeida - Malvern

- Principal Instructor Inner Dance School of Tai Chi & Qigong

Traditional Yang family long form, Cheng Man Ching/Huang's version Short Yang form, Qigong, Nei Gong, Bagua-Qigong, Spontaneous (Fire) Qigong, Meditation, Special 5 Relaxing exercises of Master Huang, Self-development, Pushing Hands, Weapons.
Altair has taught regular classes in Malvern and Worcester since 1988. He originally studied with Master Chu King Hung, Yang family lineage Master from 1980, for 6 years and subsequently with various other Masters and Grandmasters including Bruce Frantzis and Yang Zhen Ji (second son of Yang Cheng Fu).
In 2001, Altair began studying with Master Wee Kee Jin, a lineage Master of the Huang Sheng Shyan / Cheng Man Ching line.
The teaching is practical, emphasising Still Mind, Relaxed Body, in daily action. Altair specialises in training his students to relax whilst performing daily chores. This enables his students to quickly use Tai Chi principles and to make it work to release stress and stress related problems- The West's greatest killer!

Classes in Malvern, Upton-on-Severn; Tai Chi holidays abroad.

Contact: 'Sunflower'
218 Elgar Avenue,
Malvern, Worcestershire,
WR14 2 HB
01684 562528
email: Altair de Almeida
http://www.wellbeingvibes.com
http://youtu.be/uyHxTacAedU

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Keith Ansell - Cannock Wood

Blue Dragon Institute

the syllabus consists of the form - commencing with slow exercises relating to the form, then breaking down the form which consists of approx 50 moves, leading to the ultimate completion of the whole form - Cannock

Contact: 6 Uplands Close
Cannock Wood
nr Rugeley
Staffordshire
WS15 4RH
01543 685262


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Vicky Armstrong - Countesthorpe

Millenium Tai Chi Chuan

Yang style tai chi - 8 step form and 24 step simplified Beijing short form. Classes, which include warm-up exercises and qi gong, are for beginners and practitioners of all ages and levels of fitness.
Countesthorpe village hall Tuesdays 10.00 - 12.00

Contact: Millenium Tai Chi Chuan
3 Station Road
Countesthorpe
Leicestershire
LE8 5TA
0116 2477212
email: Vicky Armstrong

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Dave Ashbey - Ravenshead

Dragon River Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan

Chen style Tai Chi classes focusing on various aspects depending on the class:
1. Nottingham - Tai Chi for health, fitness and self defence: Monday evenings, at the Arnold Hill Lower school gym, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6NZ

2. Stonebroom - Tai Chi for health, fitness and relaxation: Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30am at the Stonebroom Community centre, Quarry road, Stonebroom, Derbys. DE55 6LJ

3. Alfreton - Tai Chi for health, fitness and relaxation: Tuesday afternoons, 1-2pm at the Alfreton Community Hall, top of Mansfield road, Alfreton, Derbys DE55 7JJ

4. Mansfield - Tai Chi for health, fitness & relaxation: Friday evenings 5-6pm at the Vision West Notts. College Sports Hall, off Derby road, Mansfield NG18 5BH

Depending on the class, some or all of the following are taught- Chen Foundation form, Chen 18 posture form, Liao Jia long form, Pao Chui fast form, staff, sword and sabre forms. sensing/push hands, applications, chi kung, meditation.

Classes are pretty informal, relaxed and have an emphasis on enjoying learning the principles and practice of Tai Chi.
Call or email me for more information or to ask any questions.

Contact: 5 Ashford Drive
Ravenshead
Nottinghamshire
NG15 9DE
07981 488890
01623 431950
email: Dave Ashbey
http://www.chentaichi.webs.com
http://www.youtube.com/channels?q=dragon+river+tai+chi
http://www.facebook.com/DragonRiverTaiChi?fref=ts

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Carl Bateman - Derby

Sleeping Lion Taijiquan

Traditional Sun style 97 step form, Sun 62 step
sword (jian) form, push hands, principles of Xing Yi and Bagua.

Following the teachings and lineage of Sun Lu Tang through his daughter Sun Jian Yun to my teacher David Martin. Classes in Mickleover, Derby; Holloway, Matlock.

Contact: Derbyshire
01332 553365

email: Carl Bateman
http://www.sun-taiji.com


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Patricia Beale-Smith - Redditch

Six Harmonies Tai Chi

traditional Yang style 24 step short form, martial applications, qigong
and pushing hands. Very friendly group - beginners always welcome.

Contact: 61 Charlecote Close
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 0TQ
01527 522999
0770 8459716


Paul Bellamy - Gloucester

Severn Sun Tai Chi

Yang Chen Fu's Large Frame Form, Yang Broadsword, Chen style Tai Chi, Chinese Health Qigong & Self defense.

Teaching in Forest of Dean and Gloucester

Contact: 07872161736
email: Paul Bellamy
http://www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk/


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John Bethel - Tamworth

Silver Dragon

Teaching in Tamworth, Lichfield, Staffs.

Contact: 18 Watermedow Way
Ibstock
Leicestershier
Le676gy
01530 264662
email: John Bethel


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Maria Bevan - Bronyard

Long Yang Tai Chi Chuan

Contact: 25 Blanchard Close
Leominster
Herefordshire
HR6 8SH
07866 670596


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Terry Booth - Lichfield

Wudang style - pushing hands, form, applications, spear, sword, sabre.
I also specialise in tai chi for horse riders.

Contact: 12 Garrick Close
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 7DS
Tel 07887 613384
email: Terry Booth
http://www.taichihorse.com


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Stuart Boothby - Retford

Retford Tai Chi Club

Tai Chi Yang style 37 step, plus qigong for your health, relaxation and self defence - St Michael's Church Hall, West Retford, Notts

Contact: 29 Water Lane
Retford
Nottinghamshire
DN22 6SZ
01777 860504
07802 355102


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Neil Bradley -

Ripley Tai Chi Club

Yang family hand form, various health and relaxation exercises including Qi Gong. Teaching in Derbyshire, Ripley and Oakwood.
Promotes a welcome and friendly atmosphere.
Ripley Tai Chi Club DE5 3HR

Oakwood Tai Chi Club DE21 2RQ

Contact: Ripley Leisure Centre
Derby Road
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3HR
01773 514727
07814 526808
email: Neil Bradley
http://www.thetaichiclub.co.uk

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Geoff Brown - Telford

Awareness Tai Chi Chuan

Yang Style, Long Form
Classes held in Telford and Shifnal.

Contact: 8 Old Barn Close, Staffs ST20 0DY
01785 824956
07790 612781
email: Geoff Brown


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Carl Burgess - Bedford

Shadowhand School of Tai Chi Chuan (PTCCI)

Hand Form, Weapons, Applications, Pushing Hands, San Shou, Conditional Training.

Contact: Wooton
Bedford
MK43 9JB
01234 765722
01908 605188
email: Carl Burgess
http://www.shadowhand.com/


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Michael Chan - Stourbridge and Coventry

Jing Xiu Tang UK

Wu style Taijiquan with a lineage that extends back to Shanghai. Initial syllabus is the simplified 30 move form. In the exploration class, we explore other forms, beginning with the long form. We also explore partner practice through the pushing hands exercise.

Contact: 07773159317
email: Michael Chan
http://michaelchan.webplus.net/

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Geoff Chandler - Hednesford

Assist and provide relief in Cannock and Rugeley areas.

Contact: 11 Mount Street
Hednesford
Staffordshire
WS12 4DE
01543 524819
07851037257
email: Geoff Chandler


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Dave Chappell - Hednesford

Stafford Tai Chi & Chi Kung

Wudang tai chi long form, push hands, tai chi chi kung in 18 movements (shibashi),
sun style tai chi for arthritis
Cannock area - Stafford, Rugeley

Contact: 112 Bradbury Lane,
Hednesford
Cannock
Staffordshire
WS12 4EN
01543 899012
07527379676
email: Dave Chappell


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Yiu-Kwan Cheung - Birmingham

Wudang Tai Chi Chuan (Birmingham)

Contact: 68 Wellington Road.
Handsworth
Birmingham BD20 2SD
0121 356 3483
07976 236566
email: Yiu-Kwan Cheung


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Angela Cook - Spalding

Contact: Whinfell Lodge, Roman Bank, Holbeach Bank, Spalding, Lincolnshire,
PE12 8DS


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Paul Cooper - Stratford upon avon

The Swan School of Tai Chi and Chi Gung

Chen style tai chi and chi gung - please visit out website for full details of classes available in Stratford upon avon and Warwick areas.

Contact: 13 Cherry Orchard
Wellesbourne
Warwickshire
CV35 9NB
077968 561779

http://www.swantaichi.co.uk


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Bill Dancock - Stourport on Severn

Sun Swallow School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Contact: 11 St Davids Close, Stourport on Severn, Worcs. DY13 8RZ
01299 825868
0403 625973
email: Bill Dancock


Ian Deavin - Shefford

Shefford Tai Chi

Classes follow Chen style from my teacher Karel Koskuba and his teacher Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. We practice Chen style Laojia, also broadsword, Xinjia and push hands with exercises from associated areas including Chi Kung and Yiquan.

Teaching in:
Shefford Community Hall, 60 High Street, Shefford, Beds. SG17 5AX

Contact: 68 Ampthill Road
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5BB

01462 621 970
07860 218334

email: Ian Deavin

http://www.sheffordtaichi.org

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John Donegan - Leeds and Bradford

Yang style tai chi, including Cheng man Ching, 24 step, Yang Long Form, broadsword, Qigong, meditation, acupuncture and TCM.

Contact: 1 Mill Hill, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 8NR
07917 663980
email: John Donegan
http://www.yiheyuan.co.uk
http://www.jdacupuncture.co.uk

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John Dudley - Lichfield

Blue Dragon Institute

Contact: Apt 34 Kensington Oval
Boathouse Field
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 6NR
01543 252815
email: John Dudley


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John Dyke - Abberydale

White Dragon Wushu Association

Traditional Yang, Chen and Sun Styles of tai chi chuan. Comprehensive training including chi kung, pushing hands, meditation, Dalu forms, weapons forms and tai chi theory, principles and application. Please see our website for full syllabus - South and West, Midlands - Gloucestershire, Berkshire

Contact: 26 Badger Close
Abberydale
Gloucester
GL4 5EY
01452 540657
email: John Dyke
http://www.whitedragon.co.uk


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Natalie Faria-Vare - Newnham-on-Severn and Blakeney

Severn Sun Tai Chi

Yang Chen Fu's large frame form, Yang broadsword, Chen Style Tai Chi, Chinese Health Qigong & Self Defence

Location of Classes:
Forest of Dean & Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Contact: Natalie Faria-Vare

01594 510666
0778 648 9666
email: Natalie Faria-Vare


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Richard Farmer - Kings Caple

- RDTC Principal Instructor Rising Dragon Tai Chi School

The School's residential centre and administrative base - Richard Farmer also gives private Tai Chi lessons from here.

Contact: PO Box 149
Hereford
HR1 9EU
01989 740590
email: Richard Farmer
http://www.risingdragontaichi.com


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Alex Faulds - Tamworth

Silver Dragon Tai Chi

teaching chi gung for health and relaxation. The traditional Yang 108 forms with applications, san shou, push hands, straight sword and sabre under the instruction of John Bethel - Belgrave sports centre, Tamworth

Contact: 4 Broadlee
Wilnecote
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 4PF
01827 331834


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Patrick Flavahan - Cannock

Tai Chi Chaun Short Form Yang Style
Teaching in - Cannock, Rugeley, West Midlands
Cheslyn Hay Village Hall - Tuesdays 2-3pm

Contact: 1 Strathmore Place
Cannock
Staffordshire
WS11 6LG
01543 505186
07967 146068


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Pamela Foster - Cannock

Yang Style, short form and Sun style.
Venue Avon Business and Leisure Limited, Avon Road, Cannock.
Classes:
Tuesday evenings 7.30p.m.-8.30p.m.
Wednesday mornings 9.45a.m.-10.45a.m. and 11.00a.m.- 12.00noon

Contact: 89a Cemetery Road
Cannock
Staffs.
WS11 5QG
01543 506088
email: Pamela Foster


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Derek Frearson - Countesthorpe

International Taijiquan and Shaolin Wushu Association

Traditional Yang style taijiquan - Leicester and National

Contact:
1A Danehill,
Ratby,
Leicester
LE6 0NG
0116 2774260
07710 141528
email: Derek Frearson
http://yangfamilytaijiquan.com/


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Fred Frederiks - Rushbury

Apedale Tai Chi

Classes held in Rushbury Village Hall
Teaching Chen style Tai Chi for health: foundation exercises, 11 and 18 short form and Qigong : Ba Duan Jin and Wu Qin Xi

Contact: 01694 771 789
07539504912
email: Fred Frederiks


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Bryan A. Frettsome - Edwinstowe

Dukeries Tai Chi Society

Supervised individual and group tuition and development of the tai chi forms. More advanced students may progress to developing sword, sabre & fan forms. Tai Chi workshops are available with visiting specialists during the year.

Contact: Forest Glade
17 Robin Hood Avenue
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9LG
01623 822827
email: Bryan A. Frettsome


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Paul Gascoyne - Stafford

Stafford Tai Chi and Chi Kung

Wudang Tai chi long form, push hands, shibashi chi kung, sun style, Tai Chi for arthritis form and Tai Chi Flute Form. - Stafford

Contact: 12 Baxter Green
Doxey
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 2ER
01785 248823
email: Paul Gascoyne


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Martin Godfrey - Bedford

Academy of Chinese Arts (est Holland 1976)

Teaching Yi Quan and Xing Yi Quan in small groups of 1-4 students
1 class per month from 12-5pm. Martin has been training Yi Quan for 30 years and studied ith 2nd and 3rd generation masters in Beijing. The style founded by Wang Zhangzhai, stresses no form, and focuses heavily on development of the Yi (concentration/focus) for health and defence.
Martin belileves in traditional methods and each student is taught
individually according to abilities. Sessions are £47, held in Milton
Keynes. Academy membership is £10 pa

Contact: PO Box 797
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 9AB
07973 510868
email: Martin Godfrey

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Shelagh Grandpierre - Nottingham

-Principal Instructor Tai Chi Alliance

Yang family Taiji as exemplified by Yang Zhen Ji.
Longtime indepth study with Christopher Pei.
Traditional Yang Family long form, Traditional YangTaiji Sword. Traditional Yang Sabre (sometimes known as broadsword).
Pushand drills and applications. Energy and body refinement.
Classes. Seminars in England, Scotland and Ireland. Intensive courses with Christopher Pei.

Contact: Lewindon Court, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4GJ
0115 9626517
email: Shelagh Grandpierre
http://www.taichialliance.co.uk


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Karen Green - Nottingham

Mind and Body Consultants

Tai-Chi/Chi-Kung for Health, Monday, 10.45-11.45am (during term-time only) at Indian Summer Yoga Studio in Newark (NG24 1ER).

This class is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine that focuses on the flow of energy around the body. The movements are gentle and easy to learn, and some can even be performed seated. As well as learning the movements, you'll learn more about how your body works and how specific exercises can help with specific problems. Tai-Chi and Chi-Kung can help with a range of conditions, such as muscle aches and pains, arthritis and stress-related problems.

Karen is running this class as she feels passionately that Tai-Chi and Chi-Kung can help to improve people's health. Her view is supported by scientific research: for example, a study published in the Arthritis Care & Research Journal in 2011 found that Tai-Chi helped to ease lower back pain.

Contact: 109 Trenchard Close, Newton, Nottingham, NG13 8HH
01949 829329
07775 655539
email: Karen Green
http://www.mabconsultants.co.uk/Tai-Chi

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David Hall - Retford

Tai Chi for Health and Well-being

Classes emphasise the health aspect of Lee/Li style tai chi (form, dance and chi kung/Taoist yoga exercises). Suitable for beginners and experienced alike.

LINCOLN AREA CLASSES:
- Monday 10-11am at St Andrews Community Centre, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2LP
- Tuesday 10-11am at St Faiths Parish Hall (upper hall), West Parade, Lincoln, LN1 1QL
- Thursday 10-11am at St Andrews Community Centre, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2LP
- Thursday 1.30-2.30pm The Ark, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AB
- Friday 10-11am The Old School (large hall), Mill Hill, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2PE

DERBYSHIRE CLASSES:
- Wednesdays 1.30-3pm at the Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3NL

NEWARK AREA CLASSES:
Monday 7-8pm Carlton on Trent Village Hall, Main Street, Carlton on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG23 6LP

Contact:

07428 131989
email: David Hall
http://taichilincoln.com/

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Steve Halls - Biggleswade

Short Yang style 10 step for beginners progressing to 16, 24 and 88 step. Dao Yin Yang Sn Gong (general health) qigong. The syllabus is adaptable to individual students requirements. Please contact for
details - Midland region --Bigggleswade, Bedfordshire, London and SE
region - Baldock, Stevenage and St Albans, Hertfordshire.e.

Contact: 4 Bradman Way
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 5RE
http://schoolofeverything.com/teacher/stevehalls
01438 318734
07502 000608
email: Steve Halls


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Alistair Hannah - Shropshire

Affiliated to The Shropshire Tai Chi Academy

I teach a modified Yang long style for optimum health and relaxation.
Day and evening, beginner and ongoing classes in Telford and Shrewsbury area.

Contact: 01952 249896
07722 141 085
email: Alistair Hannah
http://www.shropshiretaichiacademy.org/


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Donald Harradine - Blidworth

Zhong Ding Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

Contact: 9 Green Close, Haywood Oaks, Blidworth
Notts NG21 0UD
01623 798583 (Home)
0115 941 8418(Work)
email: Donald Harradine


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Trevor Howell - Worcester

Wu Wei Tai Chi Group

Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan and Qigong.

Contact: 5 Peacock Close
St Peters
Worcester
WR5 3TE
01905 763923
email: Trevor Howell


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Allan Howlings - Milton Keynes

abc Tai Chi

I teach the yang style short form and chi kung exercises, the emphasis
is on relaxation and enjoyment. Seated tai chi classes are also
available for students with mobilitiy challenges. Woolstone Milton Keynes and Bletchley.

Contact: 129 Crosslands
Stantonbury
Milton Keynes
MK14 6DB
01908 220945
07960 229726
email: Allan Howlings
http://www.abctaichi.co.uk


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Linda Howman - Edwinstowe

Dukeries Tai Chi Society

main form taught is yang style open hand short form, together with some chi gung routines and related exercises, occasional push hands and partner routines - North Notts

Contact: 103 Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9PH
01623 823195


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Stephen Jackson-Turner - Glossop

Shire Hill Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa

classical Yang style long form. Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa (Yi Chi Gong). Shanghai medical Chi Gong. Daoist 13 postures
Glossop; Denton (East Greater Manchester and High Peak)

Contact: 15 Temple Street, Padfield, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 1EX
01457 855840
07734 791355
email: Stephen Jackson-Turner


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John & Lynne Jenkins - Tamworth

Kai Ming Association for Tai Chi Chuan

Weekly class Tuesday evening 8pm to 9pm held at:-
St John's Ambulance HQ, Moor Street, The Leys, Tamworth B79 7QZ

We teach Cheng Man Ching 37 Step Short Form, for relaxation, health and self defence. Qigong, Push Hands, Da Lu and weapons also taught.

Contact: 63 Cringlebrook,
Belgrave,
Tamworth,
Staffs, B77 2NQ
01827 769419
07837 659385 (Lynne)
07836 517329 (John)
email: John & Lynne Jenkins
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk

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Alec Jones - Birmingham

Dragon Spring Taiji School

Taiji for everyday life. Alec has been teaching since 1984 and holds regular weekly classes in Birmingham as well as tuition for small groups and one-to-one in Shropshire.
Syllabus includes - Yang style Short Form, Long Form, Sword Form, Sabre Form, San Shou, Da Lu, Push Hands and Qigong.

Contact: Cornbrook Bridge House, Cornbrook,
Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 3QQ
07989 302837
email: Alec Jones
http://www.dragonspringtaiji.co.uk


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Peter Jones - Leicester

Millenium Tai Chi Chuan

Yang style 24 step Beijing short form, Qi gong forms and exercise.

Contact: 4 Quorn Court
26 High Street
Quorn
Leicestershire
LE12 8DT
email: Peter Jones


Dave Jones - Lichfield, Staffordshire

Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan

Cheng Man Ching 37 step Form for Health, Stress relief and Relaxation, Chi Kung, Weapons, and Push Hands

Classes:
Wednesdays: 7.45pm to 8.45pm - Martin Heath Hall, Christ Church Lane, Lichfield, WS13 8AY

Thursdays: 7.15pm to 8.15pm - Darwin Hall, Heathcot Place (next to Waitrose), Lichfield, WS13 6RQ

Contact: 01543 263082
07977 269738
email: Dave Jones
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk

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Jon Lambert - Cannock

Silver Dragon

Traditional Yang Style long form, Zhaobao style straight sword,
broadsword and staff. Chi kung and push hands, core stability and strength training - Tamworth

Contact: 7 Fawn Close
Huntington
Cannock
South Staffordshire
WS12 4UP
01543 500398
07824 860467
email: Jon Lambert


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Benjamin Lee - Birmingham

Cheng man Chings 37 move form, qigong, push hands - Wendron Centre, Chapel Street, Bromsgrove. B602BQ.

Contact: Beaconwood
Beacon Lane
Rednal
Birmingham
B45 9XN
07557993021
email: Benjamin Lee
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk


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Jo Lendon - Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tai Chi Academy

The Shropshire Tai Chi Academy runs classes throughout Shropshire.
Our Aims

• Facilitate and encourage people to share in the Tai Chi and related arts as taught by Master Moy Lin-Shin
• Enable people aged 18 and over from all walks of life to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi
• Provide instruction to allow people to participate in Tai Chi on a regular basis and train volunteer instructors to teach Tai Chi and related arts
• Encourage involvement in Tai Chi in local communities
• Develop an understanding of the benefits of this form of gentle exercise, as it promotes mental and physical well-being
The Shropshire Tai Chi Academy teaches 108-move Tai Chi. Our instructors pay particular attention to full extension in all of the movements, a style developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998). He modified the traditional Yang Style 108-move Tai Chi set to maximise the health benefits for faster health improvement, as he realised that in a modern society, an exercise that was good for health was more important than a martial art for fighting.

Contact: 4 Judith Butts Lane
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 5BG
01743 369787
07903 400869
email: Jo Lendon
http://www.shropshiretaichiacademy.org


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Peter Leon - Cannock

Short Form Chang Style.

Contact: Peter Leon
280 Pye Green Road
Cannock, Staffs.
WS11 5RN
01543 503791


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Oliver Leonard - Gloucester

Gloucester Tai Chi Chuan

Chen style tai chi - laojia, silk reeling, standing meditation and qigong - Brockworth in Gloucestershire

Contact: Gloucestershire
GL20 8NL
01242 620643
0750 8686315
email: Oliver Leonard


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Maria Lesto - Stratford on Avon

White Crane School of Tai Chi Chuan

Breathing, muscle warm up, stretching, stances, tai chi walks. 13, 24, 42 hand forms and weapons.
Classes in Stratford on Avon and various halls within an 8 mile radius.

Contact: email: Maria Lesto
01789 268268
07952 053476


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Paul Lightfoot - Telford

Wrekin Wushu School

Beginners classes consisting of foundation exercises, 11 short form, 18 short form, laojia first part, ba duan jin, first part, dalu first part, basic push hands, fan form, broadsword, shen gon, meditation - Telford, Shropshire

Contact: 89 Birchmore
Brookside
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 1TL
01952 407430
07900 247248
email: Paul Lightfoot
http://www.wrekin-wushu.com


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Stephen Lyall - Luton

Luton Tai Chi Club

Yang style 10, 16 and 24 step; Dao Yin Chi Gong. Beginners welcome.

Contact: 74 Reginald Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, Luton, LU2 7RB
01582 750757
http://www.lutontaichi.co.uk
email: Stephen Lyall


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Andrew Marshall - Little Haywood and Rosliston

Colwich & Haywood Tai Chi

Classes:
1. Club: Colwich & Haywoods T'ai Chi
Colton, near Rugeley. Classes held every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Colton Village Hall WS15 3NL.
Short Yang form - Cheng Man-Ching with Dr. Chi variation; extra half hour once a month for Sun style practice. Occasional evening
meditation classes.


2. Rosliston Forestry Centre T'ai Chi, DE12 8JX
Town: Rosliston near Swadlincote
Classes held every Tuesday 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Sun style traditional form and short form plus chi kung.

Andrew was taught by Su Ying and David Martin, who were taught by Sun Jian Yun.

Contact: 30 Haywood Grange, Little Haywood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0UB
01889 808449
email: Andrew Marshall
http://www.colwichtaichi.org.uk

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Dave Martin - Leicester

Sun Style Tai Chi Association UK

Sun style - 97 step form, sword form, tui shou, Sun style XingYi - Leicester,Derby, London - Swimming Dragon South Wales

Contact: 38 Brinsmead Road, Leicester. LE2 3WB
0116 2706115
07932 977191
email: Dave Martin


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Anita Mason - Newcastle under Lyme

Principal teacher T'ai Chi Wellbeing

Qualified Teacher (post graduate Cert Ed – PCE) with 28 years teaching experience. General classes and workshops include Cheng Man Ching Form, Taoist philosophy, Nei Gong, Meditation and Qigong. A qualified and experienced T’ai Chi and Medical Qigong specialist for Falls prevention and disability groups. Works closely on projects with the NHS, Social services and Age Concern. Winner of a National Award for preventing falls in the elderly. In addition, we run a Medical Qigong Practitioner Diploma course and a T’ai Chi Teacher Diploma course, both accredited by the CMA. Both courses attract T’ai Chi students and instructors interested in the healing aspect of Qi and progress to become full time qualified practitioners.

Contact: email: Anita Mason
http://www.taichicourses.co.uk
http://www.ukcollegeofmedicalqigong.co.uk
Tai chi Courses & UK College of Medical Qigong, 66 King Street, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1JB
07952 343658
07858 101302


Stuart McCabe - Bedfordshire

Traditional and modernised Yang Style Forms with a unique emphasis on postural alignment, structural integration, health, wellbeing, relaxation and breathing.
Classes held in Dunstable, Flitwick and Leighton Buzzard.
Dunstable - St.Katherines Church Hall LU5 4NP
TUESDAY Flitwick - The Old School Hall MK45 1HP
WEDNESDAY Heath and Reach - St.Leonards Church Hall LU7 0AA

Contact: email: Stuart McCabe
or
email: Stuart McCabe
http://www.tai-ga.co.uk

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Brian Mundy - Skegness

Weald Taichi

Shibashi and chi kung exercises for health and wellbeing, working on posture / alignment, internal energy and relaxation.
Exploring meditation in movement with breathing exercises, chi circulation. Some partner work.
Introduction to Yang short form.
I also work with "Take a Seat" routines for the eldery ( all done seated)
Based in Skegness and classes should start in February 2014

Contact: Weald Taichi

18 Royal Arthur Close, Skegness. Lincolnshire. PE25 3PD.
01754 766833
07879 420377

email: Brian Mundy
http://www.weald-taichi.co.uk


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Gail Murray -

Four Friends Tai Chi

I teach the Chen Laojia form (19 and full form), silk reeling and qigong exercises with a particular emphasis on the benefits of tai chi for health and relaxation. I am affiliated to the Chinese Internal Arts Association. Classes in South Shropshire (Bishop's Castle and Shrewsbury).

Contact: Oak Lodge
33 Hawthorn Road
Belle Vue
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 7NB
01743 340375
07891 701293
email: Gail Murray


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Val Nicholson - Moreton in Marsh

Cotswold School of Tai Chi

Val teaches Chen Style Taijiquan; 19 Form, Laojia, Silk Reeling and Qi gong
Classes:
Wallace House, Evesham, WR11 4PJ
URC Hall, Broadway, WR12 7AL
Bourton Leisure Centre, GL54 2BD
Cotswolds Health & Fitness, GL54 2HQ

Contact:
01608 652835
Email - email: Val Nicholson
Website - www.cotswoldtaichi.co.uk

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Ken Pearce - Canon Pxon

Three Counties Chen Taijiquan

chen style hand and weapons forms. Taiji and qigong - Hereford

Contact: Birches Knoll, Westhope Common, Canon Pxon, Herefordshire
HR4 8BU
01432 830332
email: Ken Pearce


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Toni Pennels -

Waking Dragons

Qigong syllabus covers 18 tai chi set, ba duan jin, lui zi jue and 5 element. Tai chi forms taught are short yang and chen styles, includoing zheng manqing form and beijing 24 form - Gloucester and nearby villages

Contact: 47 Abbots Road
Abbeymead
Gloucester
GL4 5GF
01452 611174
email: Toni Pennels


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Mark Peters - Birmingham

Kai Ming Association for Tai Chi Chuan

Classes in Cheng Man Ching 37 step form, Chi-Kung, Weapons, Push-hands. Instructor training.
Specialist training courses and classes in falls prevention, rehab (cardiac, COPD, rheumatology). Corporate and well-being events.
Class location - Birmingham, Selly Oak, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Barnt Green

Contact: 3 Middleton Hall Road
Kings Norton
Birmingham
B30 1AB
0121 251 6172
07831 743737
email: Mark Peters
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk


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Tim Price - Witney

Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy UK

Wu style hand form, exercises, qigong, meditation, pushing hands & applications. At Down Ampney Village Hall.

Contact: "Wychwood"
Down Ampney
Gloucs
GL7 5QW
01793 752852
email: Tim Price
http://www.cotswoldwu.co.uk


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Jon Price - Smethwick

Taiji for everyday life. Jon is a teacher with Dragon Spring Taiji and runs his classes in Bearwood Birmingham. He also provides tuition for schools, businesses and small groups. The schools syllabus includes - Yang style Short Form, Long Form, Sword Form, Sabre Form, San Shou, Da Lu, Push Hands and Qigong.

Contact: Smethwick, West Midlands
07791 585449


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Marc Price - Worcester

Obelison Lifestyle Development

Marc teaches the Taiji37 style taijiquan and the Taijiwuxigong qigong system. Marc provides a weekly evening class in Worcester and seasonal weekend workshops in unique Worcestershire locations. Marc also works on a one-one basis (including Buqi Therapy) in the home and with groups in corporate settings.

Marc has studied extensively with Grand Master Dr Shen Hongxun and senior teachers of his system since 2001. Dr Shen Hongxun's main teachers were Professor Yao HuanZi, (who studied with Yang ChengFu and was the first to use taiji forces to treat students), and Xia ZiXin, (who taught NanPai Taiji and the use of spontaneous movement in taijiquan).

Marc has been teaching private and public classes since 2007, after he was given permission directly by Dr Shen Hongxun to teach Taiji37 and Taijiwuxigong. Dr Shen awarded Marc the esteemed Buqi Diploma in 2007.
Thursday evening classes at St Nicholas Church Barn, WR4 0SL

Contact: 01905 811123
email: Marc Price
http://www.obelison.co.uk

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Neil Rankine - Lichfield

Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan

Cheng Man Ching 37 step form, chi kung, weapons. Standing post. Push hands.

Club venue: The Little Aston Centre 8.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. Wednesday
Between 14 and 16 Little Aston Lane
Little Aston
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 3UF

St. Johns Church Hall, St. Johns Hill, Shenstone, Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 0JB. 2pm to 3pm. Every Tuesday.

Stonnall Village Hall, 114 Main Street, Stonnall, WS9 9DY (Opposite The Old Swan Pub) Thursday afternoon 2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m

Contact: 01543 480151
07721 670913
email: Neil Rankine
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk

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Sid Revill - Banbury

Oak Horse Tai Chi

Teaching in Banbury and surrounding area.

Contact: 34 Stratford Road, Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire CV36 4AU
01608 663480
email: Sid Revill


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Glennis Rogerson - Skegness

The Palms Tai Chi Club

Meets at The County Hotel North Parade
Skegness Lincolnshire on Monday mornings from 10 to 11.30 am
Mablethorpe Station Sports Club Friday 10.30 to Noon
We are a group of Disabled and older folk who enjoy Tai chi. It enables us to enjoy life without so many falls, aches or pains. We practise Shaolin
and Wu forms for around 60 minutes then have 20 minutes of games and fun. The last few minutes we have a Meditation session.

The cost is £3 a week. Sashes are £5 each time and the Pass book is 50p.
Palms Tai chi Club is a properly constitutes Club and all Instructors give there time free.

Contact: email: Glennis Rogerson
http://www.thepalmstaichiclub.co.uk/index.htm

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Martin Ryan - Birmingham

Jade Bridge Tai-Chi

Cheng man Ching 37 step short form, qigong
and push hands - Acocks Green, Birmingham

Contact: 25a Glenavon Road
Kings Heath

Birmingham
B14 5DD
0121 258 4485
0775 4825584
email: Martin Ryan
http://www.jadebridgetaichi.co.uk


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Nigel Ryan - Birmingham

Kaiming Association for Tai Chi Chuan

Beginners classes - Cheng Man Ching 37 step form, chi kung - Selly Oak, Barnt Green, Quinton, West Heath, Smethwick

Contact: 131 Black Haynes Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham
B29 4RE
07967 538942
email: Nigel Ryan
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk


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Mark SangerDavies - Tewkesbury

Chen style tai chi - 19 form, laojia, silk-reeling, standing
meditation and sword forms on request - affiliated with the 3 counties Chen Taijiquan Association, - Cheltenham and Pershore

Contact: Garden House
Beckford
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 7AD
01386 881117
07963 829388
email: Mark SangerDavies
http://www.msdtaichi.co.uk


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Alan Sanson - Birmingham

Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan

Cheng man ching yang style, qigong, push hands, soft applications, real life applications including community tai chi for all rest homes, stroke associations, COPD, mental health etc. All ages and abilities.
South Birmingham and Worcestershire.

Contact: 07948 513192
email: Alan Sanson
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk


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Barry Sant - Worcester and Kidderminster

Inner Dance School of Tai Chi and Qigong

Cheng Man Ching / Huang Sheng Shyan Yang Short Form, Qigong, Nei Gong, Meditation, Taoist Breathing, Special 5 Relaxing Exercises of Master Huang, Pushing Hands, Sword, Self Defence & Spiritual Development.

Barry follows the Tai Chi Principles of Master Wee Kee Jin a former and long standing student of Master Huang and has spent over 30 years studying both external & internal martial arts.

Contact: St Johns Area
Worcester
07970 306 288
email: Barry Sant
http://www.bsfightingarts.moonfruit.com


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Patrick Saults - Coventry

Wu style Tai Chi Chuan Coventry

Wu style tai chi forms, push hands, exercises, applications & chi gong

Contact: 31 Newcombe Rd
Coventry CV5 6NH
02476 717492 (home)
07870 651669 (mobile)
email: Patrick Saults
http://www.wu-cov.com


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Garry Seghers - Cannock

Lively Tiger Chen Style Tai Chi School

Sundays 8pm - 9.30pm
Burntwood Leisure Centre
High Street, Chase Town WS7 3XH

Mondays 8pm - 9.30pm
Avon Business & Leisure Centre
Avon Road, Cannock, WS11 1LH

Tuesdays 7pm - 8pm
Codsall Leisure Centre
Elliotts Lane, Codsall, WV8 1PG

Saturdays 10am - 11.30am
Staffordshire Martial Arts Centre
(Starting September)
Elm House, Wharf Road, Rugeley, WS15 1BL

Contact: 33 Tudor Road
Pye Green
Hednesford
Cannoch
Staffordshire
WS12 4JU
01543 422209
07831 459001
email: Garry Seghers
http://www.livelytigertaichi.co.uk


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Jason Sewell - Mapperley

Traditional Yang Family Long Form. Tai Chi theory and principles at Mapperley Community Centre, Woodborough Road, Nottingham.

Contact: 65 Robinson Road
Mapperley
Nottingham
NG3 6BD
0115 9569603
07941 305587
email: Jason Sewell


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Philip Shelton - Birmingham

Kaiming Association for Tai Chi Chuan

Beginners classes - Cheng Man Ching 37 step form, chi kung
Teaching in Walsall, The MAC Birmingham and Birmingham University.

Contact: 44 Moor Pool Avenue, Harborne, Birmingham
B17 9HN
0121 4274450
email: Philip Shelton
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk


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Jayne Sheridan - Lichfield

Blue Dragon Institute

I teach Yang short style, Sun style, Tai chi for Arthritis and
Meditation in the Staffordshire area. Tai chi classes are available at
Whittington Village Hall - Wed 7.30-8.30, Thurs 10.45-11.45 and Sun
10.30-11.30am. Meditation is normally on teh 1st Sat of the month at the CHADS centre, Kings Bromley 10-11am.

Contact: 16 Watson Close
Rugeley
Staffs.
WS15 2PE
01889 620145
07968997772
email: Jayne Sheridan


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Philip Skelton - Lichfield

Inner Rhythm - Internal Arts

Wudan short form, Lee short form, five elements chi kung - South Staffordshire

Contact: 61 Spring Lane
Whittington
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS14 9NA
01543 433082
email: Philip Skelton
http://www.innerrhythm-internalarts.co.uk


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Alan Smith - Worcester

Heartland Tai Chi (Worcester & Worcs.)

Syllabus - Yang style Short Form, Long Form, Sword Form, Ta Lu, Push Hands and Chi Kung.
Specially designed courses for corporate organisations,Tai Chi in the workplace, Tai Chi Living Well courses, falls prevention, special needs groups etc.
Alan has been teaching since 1985 and has evening classes in Worcester, and daytime classes in Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich Spa and Pershore.

Contact: Claremont, 111 Victoria Avenue
Worcester WR5 1EE
01905 764848.
email: Alan Smith
http://www.heartlandtaichi.com


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Jenny Smith - Shropshire

Affiliated to The Shropshire Tai Chi Academy

Day and evening, beginner and ongoing classes, in Much Wenlock, Coalbrookdale and Broseley.
I teach Moy Tai Chi, a Yang long style modified and taught for optimum health and relaxation. I also practice Lok Hup Ba Fa and am affiliated to The Shropshire Tai Chi Academy.

Contact: Lower Barn
Strethill Farm
Buildwas Road
Ironbridge
Shropshire
TF8 7BJ
01952 433508
07896 121222
email: Jenny Smith
http://www.shropshiretaichiacademy.org


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John Smith - Market Drayton

Lau Sui School of Tai Chi

Beijing 24 step short form, long yang (small circle) form, shibashi (18 exercise qigong set), various other qigong styles - Beacon community centre - Market Drayton

Contact: 29 Dalelands Estate
Market Drayton
Shropshire
TF9 1BA
01630 652377

email: John Smith
http://www.taichituition.co.uk


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Maria C Smith - Birmingham

Tai Chi For All

Beginners classes, Cheng Man-Ching Short Form, Qigong and Tai Chi for people with physical/learning difficulties.
Classes in Selly Oak and Weoley Castle

Contact: 67 Weoley Castle Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
B29 5QD
0121 244 5638
email: Maria C Smith


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Rossalynn Soult - Ripley

Ripley Tai Chi Club

Yang family hand form, various health and relaxation exercises including Qi Gong.
Introduction & Beginners class Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan at Fizzio-Fit Wellness Centre, Butterley, Ripley.

Contact: Ripley Tai Chi Club, Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Ripley DE5 3HR
07708481285
email: Rossalynn Soult

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Craig Swinnerton - Sedgley

Zhong Dao - West Midlands

Cheng style taijiquan, tui shou (push hands), san shou and applications, weapons and qigong. Classes throughout the Midlands. Beginners or advanced welcome, with health or martial interests. Classes in Sedgley, Dudley, Walsall, Kingwinford, Telford

Contact: 14 Warren Drive
Sedgley
Dudley
West Midlands
DY3 3RQ
07835 150905
email: Craig Swinnerton
http://www.taichipath.co.uk


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Robin Taylor - Lichfield

Blue Dragon Institute (affiliated)

Yang style short form, with links to health and well being policies/ programmes of public and private employers.
South Staffordshire and West Midlands

Contact: 1 Mount Pleasant, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6EE
01543 263704 0787 0977615
email: Robin Taylor


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Kevin Till - Mansfield

Dukeries Tai Chi Society

Yang style short form and qigong. My main interest is in tai chi for health and wellbeing - North Nottinghamshire.

Contact: 14 Parklands Close
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG14 4PR
01623 403906
email: Kevin Till


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Michelle Till - Mansfield

Dukeries Tai Chi Society

Yang style short form and qigong. My main interest is in tai chi for health and wellbeing - North Nottinghamshire.

Contact: 14 Parklands Close
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG14 4PR
01623 403906
email: Michelle Till


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Zita Vellinga - Oxfordshire

Zita teaches in Chipping Norton and Hook Norton. Laojia (Chen style), double fan (Chen style), qigong

Contact: Zita Vellinga
OX7 5HG
Oxfordshire/ Midlands
07940304110

email: Zita Vellinga

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Mark Walker - Sutton Coldfield

Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan

Cheng Man Ching 37 step form, chi kung, weapons. Standing post. Push hands. - Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Contact: Little Aston Centre
Little Aston Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 3UF
07957 203825
email: Mark Walker
http://www.kaiming.co.uk
http://www.paintingtherainbow.co.uk


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Sharon Wall - Chesterfield

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan
Long form, Short form and Qigong
Student of Ye Jin (Ying Hua Wu Stlye Tai Chi)

Contact: 305 Ashgate Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 4DB
email: Sharon Wall


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Debbie Wild - Wellesbourne

Swan School of Tai Chi and Chi Gung

Chen style tai chi, chi kung, Yang style - Stratford on Avon, Leamington Spa, and district

Contact: Debbie Wild
14 Waterloo Close
Wellesbourne CV35 9JG
Warks
email: Debbie Wild
0845 223 5434
07773 318830
http://www.swantaichi.co.uk


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Robin Wooldridge - Birmingham

West Midlands Chen style tai chi school

Teaching traditional and authentic chen style tai chi. We teach Chen 11 form, 18 form and the original laojia form. We specialise in personal one to one and small class instruction. - Birmingham

Contact: 19 Monkton
Road
Selly Oak
Birmingham
B29 5SU
0121 427 7431
email: Robin Wooldridge
http://www.chentaichi.moonfruit.com/

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Yang Yanyan - Birmingham

Yang's Tai Chi School

Trained in China for 30 years with BA teaching degree in China.
Based in Birmingham - specialise in Yang style tai chi quan fan and sword form and qigong.
Teaching for all levels and different abiliy including children.
Indepth training for instructors.
Also managing workshops and demonstrations in schools and private functions.

Holloway Hall, Holloway, Ley Hill, Birmingham

Contact: Holloway Hall
Holloway
Ley Hill
Birmingham
B31 1TT
07745995336
email: Yang Yanyan
http://www.Taichiyang.co.uk


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Faye (Li) Yip & Tary Yip - Wolverhampton

Chief Instructors Deyin Taijiquan Institute (GB)

based in the Wolverhampton, specialises in Yang style, Sun Style, 24 step simplified, 42 step combine taijiquan & jian routines etc.

Contact: 8 Flamborough Way
Coseley, Bilston
West Midlands
WV14 9UD

07779 582940
email: Faye (Li) Yip & Tary Yip
email: Faye (Li) Yip & Tary Yip
http://www.deyin-taiji.com


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Dennis Young - Cannock

Yang style short form.

Contact: 18 Southbourne Place, Cannock, Staffs, WS11 4SA
01543 505143