Our on-line courses are run via the Zoom video conferencing platform. You do not need to have a Zoom account, it runs in your normal web browser such as Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge.
You do however need a computer, laptop, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone enabled. If you can link the output from your device to a large TV screen that would be ideal.
You will need some clear floor space about 3mtrsx3mtrs should be enough.
Your class time should also be free of distractions e.g. children, pets etc.
Class times are based on UK Time and are between 16:00 and 17:00 UK time on Thursdays between specified dates, if you are signing in from abroad and in a different time zone please be aware of this.
The teaching is conducted in English.
Please note that the course is limited to a maximum of 6 peopleThis is to ensure that each person on the course gets sufficient individual attention.
Once you have booked and paid for your on-line course we will be notified by Paypal and will contact you with details of the zoom class and how to Join. We will also need you to provide a telephone number so that should there be any network problems you can be contacted easily.
Each session will be recorded and the recording sent to the participants the following day,.
Tai Chi Chuan is composed of movement sets or forms, the whole set of movements is called "The Form". The course is based around The 12 step Form, a shortened version of the long form and allows participants to learn, experience and practice the movements of Tai Chi Chuan and relate them to the underlying theory. It is ideal for people with little or no experience of Tai Chi Chuan who would like to find out more about Tai Chi Chuan before making a commitment to becoming a full member and learning the art in greater depth.
At the end of the course you should be able to perform the sequence of 12 forms comprising the 12 step Form unprompted and unaided and understand more about the principles and practice of Tai Chi Chuan
We recommend loose easy fitting clothes that do not restrict movement e.g a Tee or sweat shirt, track suit bottoms and kung fu slippers, trainers or stocking feet are preferred to bare feet.