Find a Tai Chi Class for You
New Beginners starting now! See the list of classes below!
If You are looking for a Chen Style Tai Chi class in Bury, Oldham and north Manchester, then check out the classes on offer below. We have classes to suit all levels and abilities. We hope to have the class suitable for you!
Please Note that all classes in Bury will be closed for one week - Monday 15th October - Friday 19th October, inclusive. Enjoy the break, we will be back to normal from Sunday 21st October.
Our beginners Tai Chi classes adopt a patient, informal teaching method. All you have to do is turn up and have a go.
Your balance and co-ordination will begin to improve as you learn, as will your leg strength and general health.
Tai Chi Beginners start to learn a set of warm-up exercises, then a "Silk Reeling" exercise and the beginning of the form. Week by week we revise the movements and gradually add some more to build up our knowledge and understanding. Leaning how to breathe correctly, move in a relaxed manner and to co-ordinate the hands and feet, is not so easy as you may think! Do be patient with yourself. It will take weeks before you can just do the warm-up routine. As we learn the movements we also learn the martial application behind them, building up our knowledge of the meaning and the method in which to develop it.
You will need at least 10 - 15 lessons before you are able to practise by yourself. The true benefits come from doing these exercises on a daily basis, so coming to class once a week is not nearly enough!
Try not to miss a class especially in the first few months as you will not feel any progression if you are not able to remember the Tai Chi sequence!
SEE THE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR THE BEGINNERS FORM AND SEE IF YOU CAN FOLLOW. It will take you a few months to learn this, not so easy as it seems!
Tai Chi Classes in Bury with Principal Instructor - Sue Johnson Tel: 0161 762 0609
The Wednesday evening class in Bury is located at the Polish Social Centre,
Back East Street, Bury, BL9 0RU
Take the B6219, Heywood Rd. Turn into East Street.
Take first left into Back East Street and you will see the Polish Church in front of you.
The class is in the lower level. Turn left in front of the church and the car park entrance is on your right.
From the car park you can enter the building.
More Tai Chi Classes with John Chang Tel: 07976 732962
Tai Chi Simplified 9 Form Front view
Please note:- this video is the correct way and not a mirror image so don't follow it and get confused. Please follow the one below as in a class, with my back to you. The video above just enables you to see hand positions which may be blocked from view in the video below.
Tai Chi Simplified 9 Form rear view - with Sue Johnson
Go on to the page called "Health" and you will find a video of the 15 -30 section of the form .
Wild Goose Qigong Classes - self healing, self nurturing, wellbeing
Wild Goose Qigong has no martial application. It is a means to energise the body, to develop the body's ability to heal itself, to promote relaxation and wellbeing.
Similar in appearance to Tai Chi, the Wild Goose form is a dance-like sequence of relaxed movements which open and close the body, stretch and relax to enable the self nurturing, self healing benefits to begin. It can improve your breathing, flexibility, suppleness and lower blood