STB Insurance | Balens Insurance

With effect from 1st March 2022

STB insurance policy for The Tai Chi & Qigong Union for Great Britain members:

STB has devised two policies specifically for individuals who are members or student members of the TCUGB. The two policies are labelled ‘Health’ and ‘Martial’ for ease.
In brief, the policies include:

  1.  Health Policy – includes Standard Tai Chi classes incorporating cover for tai chi form, Weapons, Pushing Hands, and slow structured applications, plus Tai Chi for Children, Remedial Tai Chi and Qigong exercises/set (only sets accepted by TCUGB), but excluding Martial Tai Chi.
  2. Martial Policy – includes all activities above, plus more vigorous routines such as self-defence; combat and competition work Instructors; and instructors of Xingyiquan and Baguazhang.

Download the  STB introduction letter

Download the full policies:
TCUGB (Health) Liability Policy Schedule
TCUGB (Martial) Liability Policy Schedule

Arrange your policy and pay online at:
If for any reason you do not receive a premium receipt and an EOC, STB can get copies; please contact them at

If you prefer not to do it online you can download TCUGB Instructor Insurance Application Form

STB contact details:
Graeme Jolly ACII – Chartered Insurance Broker.
STB Insurance Brokers. Jonathan Scott Hall, Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1UH
Tel. +44 (0)7887 480898
Office +44 (0) 1603 626 904

Important clarification
TCUGB are an Introducer Appointed Representative of STB Insurance Brokers, which is a trading style of Pulse Insurance Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FRN 308626, Registered in England and Wales No. 3492137. As an Introducer Appointed Rep of STB Insurance Brokers, TCUGB are NOT authorised to administer or advise on any insurance contract. All quotations, policies and advice must be provided by STB Insurance Brokers.

STB Insurance | Balens Insurance

With effect from 4th January 2021

Balens insurance policy for The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain members:

Balens have devised a policy specifically for individuals who are members or student members of the TCUGB.

Please contact Balens directly to get a quote (TCUGB cannot arrange this for you)
Tai Chi Union for Great Britain – Balens Ltd.

Phone: 01684 580771

From 2021 for ease and clarity – all insurance and renewals will be with Balens, although members are always free to source different insurance.

Resources for Members:
Balens supply handy information and guidance for members (more to follow soon)
Educational Articles – Balens Ltd.


Keeping Records:
Patient Record Keeping 2018 – Balens Ltd.

Advice from David Balens (although written for CAM therapists, this contains some good points)

Professional Advice for Complementary Practitioners pdf file

Working online

We can confirm that the policy will cover the insured to work remotely or online within the territorial limits of the policy. This means that the insured will not be covered to work with clients based in the USA, Canada or any territory under their jurisdiction. If this is required please let us know as we may be able to extend the policy, generally for no additional premium. This needs to be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Please note online working is subject to the standard policy terms and conditions. Here we would like to draw your attention to the record keeping condition found on page 35: Balens Health Professionals Scheme


training and competing

Training for competitions/tournaments is fine under the policy, but the cover will not extend to the organisation of an event.