Zabeth promotes health and vitality through tai chi classes, which include qigong, in Yeovil Somerset. She has studied tai chi and qigong under several teachers over the years in the UK and abroad and teaching both since 1999. Following several years as head-coach for Mrs Men Bao, founder of ‘Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi’, Zabeth trained others to teach and runs her own Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi club.
Zabeth holds a:
- Post Graduate Teaching Qualification
- Senior Instructor (Grade 4) of the “Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain”
- Advance Instructor (Grade A) of the “Tai Chi Union of Great Britain”(TCUGB)
Zabeth also organises tai chi & qigong workshops & events, inviting teachers to come and share their knowledge and expertise, open to all interested tai chi & qigong enthusiasts, some travelling from around the whole South West to partake in them (info on ‘Events’ page).
One events that attracts many people to come and participate in, is her “Chinese New Year” celebration which happens each year around February time from which all the proceeds go to charity each year. It includes several teachers from other clubs coming to run mini-workshops to participate in, promoting their style of teaching and knowledge.
Zabeth can be booked for introductory taster sessions in tai chi, qigong or shibashi at WI meetings, hospital and similar groups, as well as in local schools.
School sessions are adapted to suit children and can include demonstrations of tai chi forms with fans, straight or broad sword (the swords brought in are not real and completely harmless). Maximum two classes per session in school main hall, with supervision by teachers or classroom assistants.
Please contact Zabeth (info on contact page) if you would like to book a session for your group or school.
Zabeth’s links to other tai chi & qigong websites
Tai chi forms covered in our club:
- Complete beginners start with the 4 Yang style tai chi forms.
- Beginners 10 Yang style tai chi forms created by Mrs Men Bao, founder of our club.
- Beginners Chinese 10 Yang style tai chi forms (also know as the 8 forms), and then the extended version of it, put together by Zabeth to help students learn to step in tai chi and progress towards the Standard 24 Yang style tai chi forms, the next set of forms for beginners.
- Standard 24 Yang style tai chi forms.
- English compact 24 Yang style tai chi forms – created Sifu Jifu Huang.
- 16 Yang style tai chi forms.
- 88 Yang style tai chi forms – the long form.
- 32 combination of styles tai chi forms.
- 40 International Competition tai chi forms – old Yang style tai chi.
- Straight sword: 18 Yang styles tai chi sword forms.
- Straight sword: 32 Yang styles tai chi sword forms.
- Sabre/broad sword: Wu style tai chi forms, as taught by Master Liu Yugui.
- Double fans tai chi forms routine.
- Kung Fu Fan (1st routine): as taught by Master Faye Li Yip, (daughter of Professor Li Deyin who created the sequence).
Qigong/chi-kung covered in our club:
Daoyin Medical Qigong (Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong) is particularly excellent for our health and well being as it incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles in it’s movements.
- Baduanjin Qigong – several versions are practised, including the Daoyin Medical Qigong and Chinese Health Qigong versions. This sequence works through the 5 elements of TCM.
- Yangsheng Gong Taiji & Qigong warm-up exercises – by Professor Hu Xiaofei from Beijing Sports University.
- Daoyin Medical Qigong: Yangsheng Foundation Exercises by Professor Hu Xiaofei from Beijing Sports University.
- Daoyin Medical Qigong: Dao Yin for General Health (Dao Yin Bao Jian Gong) by Professor Zhang Guangde from Beijing Sports University.
- Daoyin Medical Qigong: Strengthen the Body to Support the Lungs (Qiang Ti Zhu Fei Jianshen Shu) by Professor Hu Xiaofei from Beijing Sports University.
- Daoyin Medical Qigong: 12 Steps Daoyin Health Preservation Qigong Exercises (Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Shi Er Fa) – by Professor Zhang Guangde from Beijing Sports University.
Other Qigong routines practised in our club:
- Tai Chi Ruler – qigong exercises practised with a ‘tai chi ruler’ to build internal Qi.
- 5 Animal Play Qigong (Wu Qin Xi) – the Chinese Health Qigong version.
- White Crane Qigong (also know as Soaring Crane) – as taught by Angus Clark.
- Zhi Neng Qigong – by Dr. Pang He Ming – as taught by Master Liu Yugui and Sifu Liu Jianshe.
- Winter Brocade Qigong –a flowing sequence of movements, as taught by Richard Bertchinger by Sifu Feng Gia-Fu .
- Yin & Yang Brocade Qigong – a flowing sequence of movements to balance the Yin & Yang Qi body energies.
- 18 movements of Yang style tai chi qigong (also known as Shibashi 1) – by Sifu Lin HouSheng, (and also a sequence with the moves linked together by Zabeth to give practitioners a sense of flow in movement).
- 18 movements of Chen style tai chi qigong (also known as Shibashi 2) – by Sifu Lin HouSheng, (and also a sequence with the moves linked together by Zabeth to give practitioners a sense of flow in movement).
- 5 Elements Qigong – working through the 5 elements of TCM.
- Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong – as taught by Bruce Frantzis and Jane Robinson.
- Tonggong – The Old Man’s Breathing – as taught by Richard Bertchinger.
- Aromatic or Fragrant Qigong (part 1) – as taught by Jane Robinson.
Static postures to build up Qi:
- Zhan Zhuang – standing still postures, i.e. standing like a tree.