Welcome to Tai Chi and Wild Goose Qigong in Bury
We are also known as the
British Chen Style Tai Chi College
We teach Over 50's Tai Chi Classes in Bury and Wild Goose Qigong (chi kung)
There are many Tai Chi classes in Greater Manchester, but we have been established teaching Tai Chi classes here in Bury since 2000.
The British Chen Style Tai Chi College was founded by Sue Johnson who has been running Tai Chi classes in Bury and Greater Manchester for over 25 years, teaching authentic Chen Style Tai Chi (Old Frame).
In addition to Chen Style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Fan, Sabre and Stick, we also teach Wild Goose Qigong. (Chi kung)
More details are on the classes page. Click on the tab at the top marked "Classes"
Our instructor Sue Johnson has trained for over 25 years with frequent visits to China to ensure that the teaching is both accurate and up to date. Now Sue focuses on Tai Chi for health and Wellbeing, especially for mature bodies! So all our classes are suitable for people aged 50+.
Learn how to relax with the slow gentle movements of Tai Chi. Discover how Tai Chi can maintain your joint mobility and flexibility. Find out how Tai Chi Wellbeing can improve your health. Start your Tai Chi Journey today. Come and learn how you can benefit from this system of Chinese exercises for health and wellbeing.
We have classes for all levels of over 50's :-
Beginners, Improvers and Private Tuition
Over 50s with Age UK Bury, Tai Chi weapons forms
Wild Goose Qigong
First 15 Movements of the Old Frame Form
Here you can see Sue Johnson performing the "First 15" Form, which we learn on Tuesday morning at the Jubilee Centre.
There are other videos on this website.
On the CLASSES page you will find the beginners 9 Form with a front and a back view
On the HEALTH page you will find the movements for the 2nd part 15 -30 and also the last section of the Form.
We hope that these videos will help you with your practise. If you like the video above and want to follow it, here is the back view!
What is Tai Chi ?
Tai Chi really means the balance between yin and Yang. The movement exercises known as Tai Chi, or Tai Chi Chuan (taiji quan) to give it its proper name, is a combination of:-
* Martial Arts movements
* Traditional Chinese Medicine
* Breathing techniques also known as "Qigong"
* The principles of Yin and Yang
Tai Chi (chuan) mean Tai Chi boxing, or Tai Chi fist , and is primarily a martial art. Because of its many other ingredients it can also be used to promote relaxation, wellbeing and generally improve health. This is particularly due to the Qigong aspects of the exercises. So we also incorporate Qigong (Wellbeing) exercises, especially in our beginners classes.
Wild Goose Qigong in Bury
If you are looking for Qigong in North Manchester, we also offer Wild Goose Qigong classes in Bury. Wild Goose Qigong maintains health by moving the body through a dance-like sequence of movements, similar to Tai Chi. It also follows the Principles of Yin and Yang. However it has a much deeper effect in opening the acu-points, moving the Qi through the meridians and flushing out any negative energy which may cause stagnation and illness! This is a self-healing, self-nurturing, wellbeing exercise system. Many people think Tai Chi is a wellbeing exercise, but Qigong is more powerful, like acupuncture without the needles! It is also based on Traditional Chinese Medicine . Some people also find it easier to learn than Tai Chi, so why not give it a try.
Our Wild Goose Qigong teaching comes directly from Grandmaster Chen Chuangang, the 28th generation lineage holder of this system, and son of Yang Meijun. Wild Goose Qigong started almost 2000 years ago and is credited to Dao An, who translated the Buddhist texts into Chinese. This makes it 1000 years older than Tai Chi!
Our Wild Goose Qigong classes in Bury are open to both beginners of all ages (over 18) and to those who may have previous experience, who wish to learn the accurate, authentic version of this form that was handed down to former Grandmaster Yang Meijun from her Grandfather Yang De Shan.
Unlike Tai Chi, there are no martial application to Wild Goose Qigong. This exercise focuses entirely on moving your life-force energy (Chi) through your meridians to promote health, relaxation and wellbeing. It has been well documented as a cure for many chronic illnesses and in some cases, has even been known to improve Cancer! Because this is so gentle, we also incorporate some of the movements in our Beginners Tai Chi Classes. You can see the whole sequence in the video below.
Please see www.wildgooseqigong-uk.com for more information. Come and try these gentle, wellbeing exercises in our Bury Qigong classes.
Bury Wild Goose Qigong classes are on Sunday morning at 10.45, Beginners and Improvers, and
Thursday evening 7.00 - 8.30 Advanced. See "Classes" page for details.
Wild Goose Qigong 1st 64
For information about our Tai Chi Classes or about Wild Goose Qigong in Bury, Email: [email protected]
Call Sue Johnson on 0161 762 0609
Also please see the Wild Goose Qigong web site www.wildgooseqigong-uk.com
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Remember: No need to pre-book, you can just turn up at any of our classes
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