How To Join

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 three ways in which you can become a member of the TCUGB.

1. Ordinary (Associate)  Membership

Ordinary (Associate) Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Tai Chi Chuan, other Chinese Internal Martial, and Health Arts. Membership currently costs £30. To join please use the: TCUGB Application Form(Electronic) or TCUGB Application Form (print)

2. Instructor Membership

Instructor membership is open to all practitioners of ‘recognisable’ styles of Tai Chi Chuan, other Chinese Internal Martial and Health Arts resident in Great Britain. These arts include Baguazhang, Xing Yi Chuan, Qigong (Chi Kung), Tuina, Daoyin etc.. The Technical Panel will consider each art and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Instructor Membership currently costs £40. (plus £25 one-off assessment/admin fee). There is also the option of having a certificate.

In order to become an Instructor Members please complete all parts of the form together with details of your training history and include a cheque payable to the TCUGB. If your current instructor has previously been accepted by the TCUGB you can ask him/her to sign your application form as a means of referral. Applicants unknown to the TCUGB or its instructors will be asked to attend an assessment meeting at a location near to where you live or online via zoom. All applicants are required to send video(s) via YouTube link or similar. If unsure, please ask.

Read the  Instructor Application Guidelines PDF.

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

3. Overseas Instructor Membership

Overseas Instructor Membership is open to overseas Instructors. Entry requirements are similar to those of Full Instructor Membership.

Overseas Instructor Membership currently costs £50.

Check the  Overseas Application 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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Instructor Membership (UK)

Associate Membership (UK)

Associate Membership (EU)

Instructor Membership (Overseas)

Associate Membership (ROW)


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