A new Tai Chi club in St Agnes

St Agnes Tai Chi club is now open at the Miners and mechanics institute, Vicarage Rd, Saint Agnes TR5 0TL

Every Saturday morning 9:30-11am from Saturday 15th January 2022

Beginners are welcome

Price £7

A new Tai Chi club for St Ives

Rachel has opened a new Tai Chi class in St Ives at

St John’s in the fields church, Parc an Stamps, Halestown, Saint Ives TR26 2FB

Please note this term’s classes will be on Tuesday evenings 7:30-9pm from Tuesday 18th January 2022.

The class is £10 per week, discounts are available if you book 4 or 8 weeks.

The class includes free access to daily Zoom lessons and 360° Youtube videos

Beginners are welcome

Book now…

St John’s in the fields church, St Ives

New Falmouth Tai Chi Club

A new club has opened in Falmouth offering Tai Chi and Qigong evening classes at Falmouth Marine School in Killigrew street every Wednesday evening 6:30-8:00pm.

Spring term 2022 starts on Wednesday 19th January.

  • 40% discount for students
  • Pay on the day or up to 25% discount for block booking
  • Beginners are welcome

Book your place now…

Tai Chi teachers’ Summer training camp at Sennen Cove

Summer Course in Cornwall 2021

There will be a week of Tai Chi in Cornwall from 26th-30th July, 9am to 4pm.
Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the pandemic this year’s course will be an outdoor event, weather permitting.

Venue: Sennen Cove beach.

Week two is kung fu also at Sennen Cove beach 2nd-6th August.

Week three is Traditional Chinese Medicine self-learning and energy meridian massage, we will be looking at Coronavuris prevention and treatment.

This course is at Boswedden House 9th-13th August 10am-4pm.

Lockdown Tai Chi

Online classes every day with Zoom

We are offering Free of charge online Tai Chi lessons every day with Zoom.

There are three classes a day, one at 10:00 and another at 15:00 and one at 19:00 (UTC+1). If you are interested in joining please register on our Association’s website. The classes are free of charge, but if you wish to make a donation we recommend £8 for one week, £28 for four weeks, or £48 for eight weeks. You can attend once a week, every day, or as often as you like, each class lasts for an hour. Please sign in a few minutes before the class starts if you want to ask any questions or get your video and audio set up.

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’s Nationwide in 1973 of Chee Soo demonstrating Feng Shou soft style kung fu.

Chee Soo interviewed by Bob Wellings.