Tai Chi day at Heartlands

Cornwall Tai Chi will be hosting a day of T’ai Chi at the Heartlands Hall on

Saturday 12th October 10am to 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)

The cost will be £45 (£40 if you book in advance/ £25 half day)

  • 10am – Morning session starts: we begin with some warming up exercises followed by deep breathing to activate the internal energy. Tai Chi is not a physical form of exercise but develops a store of Qi or internal energy sometimes called the life-force, deep breathing is an important component in activating this kind of energy. We then go on to learning a sequence of flowing movements called Tai Chi dance which stimulates energy at the start of the class, this works by relaxing the physical body and opening the energy meridians and concentrating the mind. The energy tends to flow where the mind goes so learning these movements gets energy to flow around the entire body including the internal organs which generate energy.
  • 11:30am – Tea break, tea will be available
  • 11:45am – Partner work. Learning how to overcome stress is one of the most important factors in learning to relax and promote the free-flowing of energy in the body. Stress burns up too much energy and causes the body to age too quickly so we take practical steps to deal with it through partner exercises like sticky hands. You make contact with your partner’s arms and move in a circular fashion gently testing each other’s balance. With practice you learn how to relax and not tense when someone is pushing you, this skill can then be transferred into a host of other situations, even self-defence training.
  • 1-2pm – Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch or you can go to the nearby Red River Cafe.
  • 2-3:30pm – Qigong exercises and energy exercises in pairs.
  • 3:30pm – Afternoon tea break.
  • 3:45-5pm – T’ai Chi form. A meditative sequence of slow movements.

You can see some videos of our courses and classes and the various exercises we learn in T’ai Chi on our Youtube channel.

Autumn term 2019 classes in West Cornwall

Tai Chi partner exercises on Sennen beach at the Tai Chi Summer Course 2019

Our local Tai Chi classes start this week at

Penzance: St Mary’s school in Redinnick place on Tuesdays 7-8:30pm details

Helston: Monday evenings at the Old Cattle Market 7:30-9pm details

Heartlands: Wednesdays 7-8:30pm Chy An Bobel community hall details

Here are some pictures from our Summer Course 2019 in St Just

Free Tai Chi in the Plen in St Just for Lafrowda week

Starting on Saturday and every day for Lafrowda week FREE Tai Chi sessions in the Plen-An-Gwarry in St Just.

11am – midday Saturday 8th July to Saturday 17th July.

Plus a Tai Chi demo in the Plen on Lafrowda day.#

Beginners are welcome.

Chee Soo on the radio talking about Tai Chi

Chee Soo talking about the benefits of Tai Chi on the radio in 1977.

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Chee Soo on BBC television

A rare interview from BBC One in 1973 of Chee Soo demonstrating Feng Shou soft style kung fu.

Chee Soo interviewed on BBC One in 1973.

Posted by Taoist Cultural Arts Association on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Heartlands Tai Chi Day Course


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We will be doing another Tai Chi day at Heartlands this term on Saturday 7th February 10am – 5pm.

Everyone from our classes in West Cornwall is welcome including beginners.

The course will be held at Heartlands Chi An Bobel community hall which you can see on the right of the picture above.

There will be tea provided plus there’s the Red River Cafe where you can have a hot lunch or bring your own packed lunch if you prefer.

For more details you can talk to us at the Healing Light festival Tai Chi information stall on 24th-25th January or ring 01736 785826 or mobile 07730399389

Directions to Heartlands

 

A new class at Heartlands

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A new Tai Chi and Kung Fu club has opened at Heartlands at the Chy An Bobel Community building (on the right of the picture above). This is a continuous class and new students can enrol at any time during the term.

Heartlands is near the A30 between Camborne and Redruth.

Tai Chi is at 7:30-9pm and Kung Fu is at 6-7:30pm.

The cost is £6 per session.

The club teacher is Chris Simpson who has been teaching Tai Chi since 1985 and established the University of Warwick Tai Chi club.

Chris lives in St Just, if you have any enquiries you can contact him on 01736 785826 mobile 07730 399389.

Truro club new venue

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The Truro club has relocated to Truro High school, Kensey Hall in Daniell Court, Truro TR1 2HU.

The new class will be starting on Wednesday 1st October and will be every Wednesday evening from 7:30-9pm.

You can visit the Truro club Facebook page for more details or ring Steve on 07909 531979

Heartlands Healing Light festival

P1000222We will be doing a Tai Chi information stall and free sessions at Heartlands Healing Light Festival on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014.

Beginners are welcome, come along and give it a try.

How to get to Heartlands

 

New Falmouth T’ai Chi club

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A new T’ai Chi class in Falmouth will be opening at the Core Fitness centre in the Old Post Office Building in The Moor near Killigrew Street.

The exact day and time are yet to be confirmed but there will be daytime and evening classes probably starting from Thursday 22nd May.

Although we have had Lee style T’ai Chi classes in Falmouth since 2009 when Asher Simpson was at Falmouth University he went to Exeter University for his masters degree and set up a new class which he is still running in Exeter. Now that we have been having requests from the Falmouth area for a new T’ai Chi class we have been talking to The Core fitness centre who are opening a new healthy eating Cafe and movement space on the ground floor of the Old Post Office at The Moor.

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Once the refurbishment is complete we will be opening the new club which should be within the next two months, we will release details as soon as we know them.

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