Tai Chi Beginners’ Course – online

Join us for a 4 week course for beginners where you will learn the basics of White Crane Tai Chi. Starting Thursday 4th February 11am-12pm - every Thursday in Feb. You will learn the opening moves of Shuang Yang Bai He Rou Ruan Quan / Frost and Sun White Crane Gentle Art. The moves make … Continue reading Tai Chi Beginners’ Course – online

Martial Qigong

Welcome to another edition of the weekly White Crane Online blog. Over the past few weeks we have been exploring topics in and around the theme of Taoism. Last week I introduced the core concept of Qi (if you missed it, you might want to read it here first) and I explained a little bit … Continue reading Martial Qigong

Day 17.5 – A Quick Mandarin Lesson

China 2019 - Day 17.5, Saturday, 3rd AugustThere is sometimes a little bit of confusion as to what the difference between tai chi, tai chi chuan, taiji, and taijiquan is. They are all the Romanisation of the Hanzi script - just a different standard. The Wade-Giles system was developed in the mid 19th century by … Continue reading Day 17.5 – A Quick Mandarin Lesson

Qigong

Okay so let’s get the two most important and commonly asked questions out of the way first: What does it mean? How do you say it? You will see it translated as ‘Energy Work’, ‘Energy Cultivation’, ‘Working with Energy’, ‘Energy Life Cultivation’ - and other similar terms. It is often difficult to directly translate ideas … Continue reading Qigong

Benefits of Cross Training in Tai Chi

This blog post is reproduced from our sister site White Crane Online - where you can learn Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation online...   Whilst Tai Chi is a wonderful activity to integrate into your life, there are – apparently – other things that people enjoy doing – so I am told! 🙂 For many … Continue reading Benefits of Cross Training in Tai Chi

New Blog: 10 Health Reasons To Practice Tai Chi

We all know that feeling of being overwhelmed by the break-neck speed of life, and the stresses and strains that are thrown at us in the process. If you are balancing a family with a career, the pace can be unrelenting, leaving us desperately seeking ways to put the brakes on and decompress. There are … Continue reading New Blog: 10 Health Reasons To Practice Tai Chi

Guest blog from Julia Biggs… Acupuncturist and Tai Chi student!

It has been a while since my last blog entry, it has been a very busy year so far teaching and working on other projects.... So here is a piece written by Julia Biggs, local acupuncturist and hard working Tai Chi student, very relevant for all those feeling aches and pains at the end of … Continue reading Guest blog from Julia Biggs… Acupuncturist and Tai Chi student!

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Cross training is an oft-mentioned term in the health, fitness and martial arts world and not without good reason. It is a great way to vary your training, keeping it interesting, helping you remain injury free or rehabilitate existing injuries. It allows you to develop skills and experience in other areas of training, while improving … Continue reading Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Review of the recent Tai Chi course

After 6 weeks of training the beginners’ Tai Chi course drew to a close last week. It was great to work with a very enthusiastic group of students, all very keen to either start to explore Tai Chi or try out a different style to what they had previously practiced. As with most Tai Chi … Continue reading Review of the recent Tai Chi course