Classes​

Tai Chi Beginners Courses

Our courses are designed to teach you the basics of Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong so you can have a solid foundation of this traditional Chinese Martial art.

All our Tai Chi courses are held in Reading, they are 8 or 10 weeks long depending on the group.

NEXT COURSES:

Sundays 12pm – 1pm (starts 21 April 2024) – 8 weeks


Spaces are limited, if you are interested please book your place.

Tai Chi class in Reading
weekly Tai Chi class in Reading

Tai Chi & Qi Gong intermediate classes

TUESDAYS 7:30 – 9pm

Regular weekly Tai Chi classes in Reading that focus on finding balance between two great forces of positive and negative.

The classes are a combination of Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan) and Qi Gong. Tai Chi Chuan is a soft and slow martial art featuring circular and flowing movements. Eight Pieces of Brocade is one of the most practised Qi Gong forms in China.

Please note: This is not a beginners class. To join this class you need to be comfortable with the 10 and 24 Yang forms.

Private lessons

Private lessons are available for those who prefer one-to-one guidance. The sessions can be arranged to your specific needs, allowing for personalised instruction. You will develop a practise that aligns with your goals while progressing at your own pace.

We teach both, internal and external styles of Chinese Martials Arts. Internal styles are soft and utilise your internal energy (Qi) while external styles are hard and depend maily on muscle power or strengh.

Tai Chi class private lesson

What the students say about our classes

Excellent
Based on 18 reviews
Albert Toussaint
Albert Toussaint
2023-11-30
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
2023-11-14
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.
Diane
Diane
2023-11-13
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
2023-11-10
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
2023-11-07
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!!
Raine
Raine
2023-10-31
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
Debbie Sheward
Debbie Sheward
2023-07-19
Jerry has in depth knowledge of chi gung and tai chi forms, and years of experience as a teacher of martial arts. He is very skilled at helping both beginners and more advanced students to develop at their own pace, and gives individual help as needed. Our classes are friendly and enjoyable, and I always leave feeling glad to have seen my classmates again, and that I’ve learned something new
Alice Hollis
Alice Hollis
2023-07-10
I've loved every moment of the beginner's Tai Chi course and am super excited to begin stage 2. As a detail-orientated person, I love how Jerry dedicates a lesson to each move - breaking down the component parts, before demonstrating the martial arts application so you can visualise how it all comes together and why. A fabulous little class that runs at a great pace, with ample opportunities to ask questions and recap.
Adrian Leeming
Adrian Leeming
2023-07-04
Jerry is a great teacher, he encourages questions and breaks down movements responding to how various students are progressing. Also, he shows how the the tai chi form movement would be used in self defense, to give context to the moves and help understanding rather than just seeming to be waving hands. Which I have not come across with other instructors and certainly a few of us have commented that its really useful.
Paul O’Loughlin
Paul O’Loughlin
2023-06-28
Absolutely wonderful! Jerry has been my teacher since the late 1990s, teaching me an extensive wide range of traditional Chinese martial arts, both internal and external, which have been an integral part of my life, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. He is the most amazing teacher, and has an endless amount of knowledge to give… Simply the best, and a true teacher, you have to give his classes ago, you really must, a new journey awaits!