Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes​

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts & Black Tiger Association

Weekly Tai Chi Classes in Reading

We offer Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes in Reading (Berkshire) on Tuesdays and Sundays. They are a combination of gentle movement and mindful breathing making you feel aligned, relaxed and energised. The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, everyone is welcome!

Our Beginners Course is perfect for those who have never done Tai Chi before or learned it long time ago and want to refresh their knowledge. The course is structured and progressive, giving you the opportunity to learn (or discover!) the foundations of Tai Chi. Groups are closed (no drop-in classes) and small creating a relaxed atmosphere and deep experience.

We also provide private lessons for those students who prefer one-to-one guidance. They are ideal if you prefer personalised instruction to progress at your own pace or if you want to learn another style of internal or external Martial Arts.

Bring balance to your life

Tai Chi is a soft style of martial art designed to develop one’s ability to coordinate mental power, internal energy (Qi) and body movement to bring balance to your life.

Gentle movement, breath alignment and a state of calm is developed through the practise of this traditional form of Chinese Martial Art.

starting in April 2024!

Benefits of practising Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise. It consists of a series of circular movements that flow without pausing. During the activity the muscles are relaxed and the joints bent. It is a mind-body practise, with deep breathing through the exercise, bringing full attention to the present moment. The regular practise of Tai Chi has several health benefits:


It improves general mobility and flexibility.


Tai Chi helps proprioception (ability to sense the position of one’s body in space) helping to reduce falls.


Tai Chi is sometimes described as “meditation in motion”. It helps to relax the mind, feel more grounded and reduce stress levels.

Muscle strength

It improves of both your upper and lower body strength.

Join our Tai Chi classes and start feeling its benefits!

Although Tai Chi is a martial art of great depth of knowledge, you can easily start learning it today.
And who knows? Maybe it could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life!

What our students say about us

Based on 21 reviews
Podge Webb
Podge Webb
I look forward to my class on a Sunday with sifu Jerry. Classes are not over crowded like some martial arts classes allowing full attention from Jerry. Every thing we learn or have any questions, it is explained in layman's terms. Sifu Jerry is very knowledgable,experienced and i am looking forward to learning a lot more from him in my journey. Paul
Jerry is an excellent Tai chi master and teacher. His Tah Chi movements are authentic, flowing, and professional. He is able to split a complex Tai Chi form into digestible steps. His teaching is clear, patient, and instructive. I thoroughly enjoyed his classes and highly recommend him for anyone who is interested in Tai Chi.
Beckie Sugden
Beckie Sugden
I've thoroughly enjoyed learning Tai Chi with Jerry and will do as many courses with him as time allows! Great atmosphere to learn in. Highly recommended.
Lynn Murphy
Lynn Murphy
I joined Jerry’s Tai Chi class last October and it has became an important part of my week and something I really look forward to. Jerry is a great teacher - welcoming, patient and encouraging! Tai Chi has many benefits and I am in no doubt that it has contributed to improving my balance, muscle strength and flexibility as well as focussing attention. Like everything, you do need to practice and the more you do, the greater the gains. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn about Tai Chi and/or is looking for a great way to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.
Albert Toussaint
Albert Toussaint
If you're going to learn Tai Chi and Qigong, you'll want to learn from someone experienced, knowledgeable and also a good teacher. Jerry ticks all those boxes! He teaches you what to do, how to do it, and also why. His extensive experience of Tai Chi, Qigong and Martial Arts enables him to demonstrate, in great detail, the method, benefit and purpose of each step. If you have ever been thinking of taking a form of exercise to balance and strengthen both mind and body, then this is for you.
Chris White
Chris White
I am really enjoying both the 10 step Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Jerry is great teacher. His approach allows his small class to gain confidence quickly. He starts simply and then patiently helps us to improve our form so that it starts to become instinctive. I am 7 lessons in and have already signed up for the follow up course and look forward to the experience ahead.
I am near the end of the beginners course and I have learnt so much in the last 7 weeks. Jerry is an amazing teacher, who really breaks down each move and explains the concept behind them. I really enjoy these classes and have signed up for the next stage of my Tai Chi journey. Thanks Jerry!!!!
Christina Bachini
Christina Bachini
I have just finished my first course of Tai Chi with Jerry and I learnt so much and really enjoyed his style of teaching. I am a complete novice but his encouragement and patience really helped me to gain confidence. Looking forward to the next series of classes, Thank you Jerry you are a master.
Esther B
Esther B
Jerry is a very knowledgeable and thorough instructor. He breaks down the movements so it’s easy to follow along. The classes are a combination of Qi Gong and Tai Chi forms. Friendly bunch of people and relaxed atmosphere. 100% recommended!!
I am absolutely loving the 10 step beginners Chi Gong and Tai Chi course. I look forward to it every week. The 8 week course is well paced and Jerry is a great teacher, he breaks each move down very well. I had tried to learn from a DVD before but a beginners class is definitely the way to go. Small class sizes of 6-9 people in a well sized room. A real mix of ages and abilities. I would definitely recommend this course

Sounds interesting?

If you are interested in joining our Beginners Course, regular weekly classes or simply have a question, don’t hesitate to drop us a line!