*Experienced competent instructors will be affiliated to a Governing Body such as the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) or the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA)
The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain:
The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) was founded in 1991 with the aim of representing every recognised style of Tai Chi Chuan, to improve and promote the art in all its aspects, health, aesthetic meditation and self defence and to provide a source of information on classes etc. for the general public.
British Council for Chinese Martial Arts:
The British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA) working title ‘the Council’ would like to extend a warm welcome to all Clubs, Associations of Clubs, or Federations of Associations of Clubs, practising the Chinese Martial Arts in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
TAI CHI LINKS:
Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain:
Richard Watson – Honorary Chairman and Founder of The Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain
Simon Watson – Chairman
*Mrs Men X. Bao, our club founder of “Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi”, & Richard Watson, founder of “Longfei Taijiquan Association GB”, both learnt tai chi in China from Master Li Tian Ji, nickname Longfei (meaning flying dragon) – so same “Tai Chi Family Tree” – (Longfei with an ‘o’ rather than an ‘u’ is the correct translation spelling for ‘flying dragon’ so someone in the past unfortunately translated wrongly for Mrs Bao!)
Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi
Deyin Taijiquan Institute (GB)
Chairman – Professor Li Deyin, Beijing P. R. China
Chief Instructors: Faye Li Yip & Tary Yip
*Faye Li Yip is the daughter of Professor Li Deyin, who is the nephew of Master Li Tianji, nickname Longfei (meaning flying dragon) – so same “Tai Chi Family Tree”.
Kung Fu & Tai Ji school
Founder and Chief Instructor: Master Liu Yugui
Professor Hu Xiaofei
Professor Hu Xiaofei, director of Beijing Sports University Daoyin Health Center. Professor Hu Xiaofei is the first graduate student of Zhang Guangde, the well-known Wushu and health preservation master, and has over 10-thousand students all over the world in more than 50 countries.
English Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association:
Welcome to the website of The English Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association. The Association is a member of the International Federation of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Associations, an organisation set up to promote the system of exercises devised by Professor Zhang Guangde
*Erik and Sally Foxcroft
Kingshill Tai Chi
Collection of videos of Daoyin Qigong exercises. Part of the English Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association.
*Erik and Sally Foxcroft
British Health Qigong Association (UK)
Health Qigong in Telford with the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA)
Founders and Chief Instructors: Faye Li Yip and Tary Yip.
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST:
Confucius Institute – University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
Events page & facebook page with Chinese events information
A guide to tai chi – Live Well – NHSChoices
All you need to know about tai chi, including the health benefitsof tai chi, different styles of tai chiand getting started in tai chi.
Tai chi and depression
Tai chi and lots of different ailments