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Workshops & Residential Courses


Workshops are held usually on Saturday Mornings in Lower Hocking hall at the Whittington park Community Centre between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm on various topics. The cost is usually £25 but may vary depending upon the tutor leading the session. The remaining workshops for 2023 can be seen below in the table. The level criterion indicates who should attend according to their level of expertise and experience.

Workshops for 2023 Dates & Times
Date & Time Topic Level Instructor(s) Cost
Saturday October 21st 10.30a.m. - 1.30p.m. Pushing Hands - to include an introduction to Fixed Feet and Moving step styles and Competition push hands Intermediate & above Don Spargo £25.00
Saturday November 11th 10.30a.m. - 1.30p.m. Wu style Sabre - to include exercises and drills, Sabre form tuition, and selected applications of form Intermediate & above Don Spargo £25.00

Residential Courses

There are no residential courses planned for the remainder of 2023

A typical agenda for our residential courses is as follows

Course Content

For all participants

  • Warm up Exercises set
  • Breathing exercises (QiGong or Chi Kung)
  • Loosening and stretching exercises
  • Meditation

For Beginners and Novices

  • Learning Tai Chi Hand Forms
  • Tai Chi theory and philosophy
  • Applications of selected Forms
  • Introduction to Pushing Hands

For experienced practitioners

  • Refinement of Tai Chi Hand Forms
    • 108 Movements - Standard Form
    • 54 Form
  • Pushing Hands practice and refinement
  • Refinement of 24 Forms Qi Gong
  • Sabre, Sword and Spear Form practice