BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

You will be joining the largest organisation representing Tai Chi and Qi Gong (Chi Kung) practitioners in Great Britain (the United Kingdom).

As we are not style specific, we represent a wide spectrum of views and approaches to the arts. We strive to bring together practitioners and teachers and support the development of the arts.

You will receive newsletters, the Journal for Tai Chi Chuan & Internal Arts, an association t-shirt, discounts on events, special insurance rates, and access to resources (e.g. PARQ forms, risk assessment forms, etc.)

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP, AND RIGHTS WITHIN TCUGB COMPANY

The Constitution of TCUGB sets out three categories of Company Membership Rights (CMR), Full, Voting and Associate (F / V / A):

Full – can vote and stand for the Board.

Voting – can vote but NOT stand for the Board

Associate – no rights to vote or stand.

There are two types of members: Instructors and Ordinary Members (i.e., those who are not instructors)

CMR – UK ONLY

Grading

‘Tai Chi for Health’

‘Whole Art Tai Chi Chuan’

Instructors Teaching ability

Associate

Basic (B)

Practitioners who are continuing their apprenticeship in training the art of Tai Chi for holistic health.

Practitioners who are continuing their apprenticeship in the entire Chinese internal arts curriculum.

Able to teach the art at a basic level.

Voting

Intermediate (I)

Can practice their chosen style(s) of Tai Chi for health to an acceptable level and will usually have at least 5 years’ experience.

Can practice all aspects of Chinese internal arts to an acceptable level;

Able to teach the art at an intermediate level.

Voting

Eligible to be Full Members once they have been continuous members of TCUGB for 3 years.

Advanced (A)

Will normally have at least 8-10 years’ experience and teach Tai Chi for Health to a high standard.

Will normally will have at least 8-10 years’ experience of practising all aspects of Chinese internal arts in depth,

Able to teach the art at an advanced level.

Senior (S)

Currently under review. Contact us to discuss. Will be updated ASAP

Will normally will have at least 20 years’ experience of practising all aspects of Chinese internal arts in depth

Able to teach the art comprehensively and to a very high standard.

Interested in joining?
for application forms, costs, and further information, visit ‘how to join’