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

Monday 2.00 - 3.00pm Beginners  Suitable for all levels,   Introducing the Tai Chi 9 Form + Wellbeing exercises
Stables Leisure, Bolholt Hotel, BL8 1PU
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Tuesday 12.15 - 1.15 Beginners /Improvers  50+     Tai Chi 9 form + 15 form + Qigong
Jubilee Centre (Age UK Bury) Mosley Ave, Bury, BL9 6PQ
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Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30 Beginners / Improvers until 9.00pm   Tai Chi Old Frame 30 movements
Polish Social Club, Back East Street, Bury, BL9 0RU 
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Thursday 11.00 - 12.00 Beginners 50+  Introducing the Tai Chi 9 form + Wellbeing exercises
Jubilee Centre, (Age UK Bury) Mosley Ave, Bury, BL9 6PQ
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Thursday 1.30 - 3.00pm Beginners 50+  Tai Chi 9 form + 15 Form + Wellbeing exercises
Crumpsall Methodist Church, M8 5ST
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Friday 9.30 am - 10.45 Beginners 50+  Introducing the Tai Chi 9 form + Wellbeing exercises
Jubilee Centre (Age UK Bury) Mosley Ave Bury, BL9 6PQ
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Friday 10.30 - 11.00 Weapons class  50+(Sword / sabre / fan / stick)  Students who can do the Tai Chi 30 form 
Jubilee Centre (Age UK Bury) Mosley Ave, Bury, BL9 6PQ
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Friday 11.00 -12.00 Improvers 50+    Tai Chi 9 Form, 15 form, 30 form and more!    
Jubilee Centre (Age UK Bury) BL9 6PQ
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Friday 1.30 - 2.30pm Beginners / Improvers  Tai Chi 9 form + 15 form + Wellbeing exercises. 
Bury Parish Church Buildings, Kay Room (SAT NAV BL9 0LA)

You will see the Tai Chi 9 form in the video clip below. The Wellbeing Exercises are from the 18 Taiji-Qigong movements and also the Wild Goose Qigong system. 

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

Wednesday 7.00 - 8.00pm  Beginners Tai Chi
Oldham - The Honeywell Centre, Hadfield Street, OL8 3BP
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Thursday 10.00 - 12.00 Beginners Tai Chi
Swinton - Sindsley Court, Entwistle St, M27 9RL
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Friday 9.45 - 10.45am Beginners Tai Chi
Castleton - St Martins Church, Vicarage Rd, OL11 2TE         
For more information about John, see the "John Chang" page, Click the tab at the top

 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

Thursday 7.00 - 7.50pm Beginners / Improvers to 8.30pm
Bury Parish Church Hall  (SAT NAV BL9 0LA)
Sunday 10.45 - 11.30pm Beginners/ Improvers to 12.15pm
Studio 2, Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton St, Bury, BL9 0EZ 

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Every year we celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on the last Saturday in April. At 10.00am, wherever you are in the world, you are supposed to go out and practise your Tai Chi or Qigong. For the past 3 years we have taken part in an event at Media City, Salford. Around 250 practitioners from different styles all come together for a mass Tai Chi practise. Then we enjoy two free workshop/taster sessions. After a lunch break we have some demos performed by various participating teachers and groups. Here is part of our demonstration from the 2017 event. Performers are from the Age UK Bury group.

Tai Chi and Qigong Classes in other areas

If you are looking for classes in other locations there is a website with a comprehensive list of instructors.
Tai Chi Union for Gt Britain

WARNING! There are currently many "week-end" instructor courses giving people with little or no experience a chance to "buy" an instructor certificate. Your teacher should be happy to tell you about his/her years of training, where and with whom, so you can check out the Instructor's level of skill.
Do ask "what style of Tai Chi is it?" and then look that up on the computer. These days you can look at videos and see if their teaching is the same as other instructors in that particular style.