“An ancient Chinese system of slowly flowing movements and shifts of balance” is a very succinct description of Tai Chi. It has its origins in the martial arts but has developed into an exercise routine that really can help many different types of people. It is one of those activities that is fairly easy to begin but takes a lifetime to master – you are seeking to improve the quality of your performance of the form every time you practice.
There are two Tai Chi sessions each week at the Avenue Pavilion – Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. New Tai Chi beginners classes normally start in September, the first hour is a free introductory session. Wear loose clothing and flat soled shoes. There is a modest charge to cover the rent of the hall.
It is true that the earlier you start the better it is, but it is never too late to start - unless you are unable to stand on your feet for 30 minutes. If you would like to try Tai Chi, or want to join our group – discuss it first with our convenor, Alan Savill. Alan has been practising Tai Chi for many years and will give you good, practical advice.
Call Alan on 01730 302354 or send a message
Please note; at present there are no beginners Tai Chi classes. There may be a 10/12 week introduction next year subject to commitments. Those with previous experience of Yang style long form Tai Chi may be able to join my current classes and can contact me if they have prior experience.This can be viewed on YouTube Yang Family Tai Chi.
For all interested in a new Beginners Class, please keep checking the U3A Petersfield website where a notice will be posted if/when a new class is to be started. Thank you.