Welcome to the British Chen Style Tai Chi College
We teach Tai Chi Classes in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Crumpsall
New Beginner class ! - Wednesday 8th Aug. 6.00pm: Jubilee Centre, Bury, BL9 6PQ
Although there are many Tai Chi classes in Greater Manchester, we have been established teaching Tai Chi classes here in Bury since 2000 under the direct lineage of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei and his Indoor student Master Liu Yong.
Our Bury Tai Chi Classes are conveniently located in the town centre with easy access and a free car park. We are not too far for Radcliffe, Bolton and Heywood, so why not come and try a Tai Chi class in Bury!
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 20 years, teaching authentic Chen Style Tai Chi (Old Frame). We also have Tai Chi classes in Oldham and Rochdale.
In addition to Chen Style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Fan, Sabre and Stick, we also teach 24 Step Yang Style Tai Chi and Wild Goose Qigong.
More details are on the classes page. Click on the tab at the top marked "Classes"
We have a wealth of experience in the British Chen Style Tai Chi College, focusing on health and wellbeing in our Tai Chi Classes. Our instructors have trained for over 25 years with frequent visits to China to ensure their teaching is both accurate and up to date.
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 can improve your health and your wellbeing. Start your Tai Chi Journey today. Come and learn how you can benefit from this system of Chinese exercises for health, wellbeing and self defence.
We have classes for all levels of students :-
Over 50s with Age UK Bury
Advanced, including weapons and Pushing Hands
First 15 Movements of the Old Frame Form
Here you can see Sue Johnson performing the "First 15" Form .
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, 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.
World Tai Chi Day 2018
Wild Goose Qigong in Bury
If you are looking for Qigong in north Manchester, the British Chen Style Tai Chi College also runs Bury classes in Wild Goose Qigong. Wild Goose Qigong maintains health by moving the body through a dance-like sequence of movements, similar to Tai Chi. 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 much deeper as Tai Chi also incorporates martial arts.
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! As with Tai Chi, Qigong also follows the principles of Yin and Yang, and can be described as a forerunner to Tai Chi. It includes meditation for relaxation and is also closely connected to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Our Qigong classes in Bury are open to both beginners 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 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! Please see www.wildgooseqigong-uk.com for more information. Come and try these gentle, wellbeing exercises in our Bury Qigong classes.
Bury Qigong classes are on Sunday morning at 10.45 and Thursday evening at 7.00. See "Classes" page for details.
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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