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Zabeth Reid - Yeovil in Somerset Region: South & West

Head Coach Bao's Lung Fei Tai Chi

Senior Instructor (Grade 4) of the "Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain",
Advance instructor (Grade A) of the "Tai Chi Union of Great Britain"(TCUGB),
Instructor member of the "British Council of Chinese Martial Arts" (BCCMA)
Instructor member of the "British Health Qigong Association"(BHQA).

Zabeth runs tai chi and qigong classes for health, vitality relaxation and well-being for all levels, ages and abilities, & also organises regular workshops and events inviting instructors to come and share their knowledge and expertise to all tai chi and qigong enthusiasts. Visit our events page for more information or join our workshops&events mailing list.

Club founder: Mrs Men X. Bao.
Club history/Family Tree: Li Tianji (Lungfei), Professor Li Deyin, Naijian & Men Bao.

Tai chi syllabus:
Tai chi chuan (Beijing Yang style) 4, 8, 24, 88 tai chi forms, including combination 32, 40 & 42 tai chi forms, double fans, Kung Fu Fan (1st routine), 18 & 32 sword forms, and Wu style sabre.

Qigong syllabus:
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong, Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong, Zhi Neng qigong, Winter and Yin & Yang Brocade, Tongong, Zhan Zhuang, 5 Elements Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, Xiang Gong (Aromatic Qigong), Tai Chi Ruler, Yang & Chen style Shibashi, etc.

Classes with Zabeth:
Wednesday morning at 10 am - qigong class (followed by additional optional tai chi sessions), Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, Yeovil, BA20 1UR.
Wednesday evening - beginners at 6:30 pm - tai chi class, Oaklands Primary School, Yeovil, BA20 2DU. Sessions include qigong.
Wednesday evening - improvers & advance at 7:30 pm - tai chi class, Oaklands Primary School, Yeovil, BA20 2DU. Sessions include qigong.

For all other Bao's Lung Fei Tai Chi club classes, please look at websites below.

Contact: 07747 616166
email: Zabeth Reid
http://www.zabeth.co.uk
http://www.baoslungfeitaichi.co.uk

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Before looking for a teacher think about why you are attracted to tai chi, and what you hope to gain from it, are you just looking for the health aspects, working with soft exercises, meditation and relaxation techniques or are you interested in the full system including hard training, partner work, self defence and weapon forms.

Once you have decided what you want then you can email or telephone a few instructors close to you with your ideas, they’ll be pleased to advise you. Feel free to ask if you can visit a class to see how the class is run and whether the approach meets your expectations.

We have introduced a grading system as this gives people some indication of the level of experience 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!

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

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