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  • How old do I have to be?
    Age does not matter. What does matter is that you can stand for 40 to 50 minutes and move your body weight from one foot to the other.
  • What should I wear? What should I bring?
    Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes. Also training or gym shoes (you can be barefoot if you prefer) Also bring a towel or yoga mat as we shall finish each lesson with some back stretches.
  • Is this a course? Do I need to commit for a full term?
    Lessons are ongoing. You can join at anytime. Within the class there will be people more advanced in learning the sequence than others, so you will be with others working at your pace.
  • What happens in a lesson?
    Each one hour lesson starts with a warm up and full body stretch. Then students practise the Tai Chi sequence, adding additional moves each week. The martial art applications will be explained and demonstrated. Other exercises such as pushing hands or Chin Na (seize and control) will also be practised. Lessons end with some back stretches and breathing exercises.
  • How long does it take to learn the Tai Chi sequence?
    It typically takes one year to learn the basic form.
  • I have health issues. Can I learn tai chi?
    As with all exercise classes, consult your GP first. Tai Chi focuses on slow, gentle movements, but it is still a martial arts and can be challenging if you have not exercised in a while.
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