Beginner Tai Chi classes
Why choose Kam Lau School?
At Kam Lau School, we pride ourselves in providing a high quality learning experience that can be enjoyed by Tai Chi students of all abilities and standards. We put a lot of emphasis into our attention to detail and precise step-by-step instructions so that even beginner-level students find our Tai Chi classes easy to understand and follow. We recognise the importance of building confidence in our students, as well as the enjoyment of Tai Chi. You can read more here about why you should choose to learn tai chi from the Kam Lau School.
The school runs in 4 terms a year
- January - March
- April - June
- July - September
- October - December
Payment should be made at the beginning of each term.
All of our classes run right through the year, except Christmas and Bank Holidays.
Instead of charging students for the whole term, participants are welcome to try out 4 taster lessons prior to full term commitment. The cost for the 4 consecutive week taster lessons is typically charged at around £20-£32 (at £5-£8 per hourly session). There is no obligation to continue/pay for the rest of the term if you think Tai Chi is not suitable for you after the initial taster sessions.
So, after your initial 4 consecutive week taster session, the remainder of the current term becomes due as a single payment. There will usually be 8 or 9 weeks left of the current term.
Friendly advice: As we do not offer pay-as-you-go or drop-in sessions, please do not just turn up to any of our classes in person unannounced and expect to join right away!
Annual membership fee: £16 (includes insurance) and is payable after the initial 4 taster sessions
Please note only cash and cheque payments are accepted. We do not accept credit/debit card payments.
What do you learn in class?
- Warm-up and stretching
- Chi Kung (Qi Gong) exercise
- The Tai Chi Hand Form (Chen-style or Yang-style)
The main element in Tai Chi is called the Hand Form (a series of movements linked together in sequence). This is by far the most challenging part of training, because we need to gradually develop good co-ordination of the hands and feet to complete sections of the Form. If you are new to this type of exercise, you may find it takes quite some time to learn the moves, but after many repetitions, it will come naturally.
Advice - Don't expect too much too soon!
We are now accepting new intake of students for the classes commencing July 2022. Booking is required!
Here are the dates and costs for the next intake of beginners class. We recommend you enquire as early as possible as places fill up very quickly. To register for the 4 taster sessions, please contact us here.
Day / Date
Tuesday 5th July
2.15pm - 3.15pm
Monday 18th July
8pm - 9pm
Tuesday 19th July
1pm - 2pm
Tuesday 19th July
11am - 12pm
Monday 5th September
12pm - 1pm
10.30pm - 11.30pm
8.05pm - 9.05pm
6pm - 7pm
6pm - 7pm
1pm - 2pm
11.30am - 12.30pm
6pm - 7pm
6pm - 7.15pm
7.30pm - 9pm
10.30am - 11.30am
5.45pm - 6.45pm
7.15pm - 8.15pm
10am - 11am
To register for the 4 taster sessions, please contact us here.
Advice - If you have any health issues, please consult your GP before joining our classes
Terms & conditions
- All courses run in consecutive weeks (except Bank Holidays).
- Course and membership fees are non-refundable.
- If we have to cancel a lesson(s), then the fee for that particular lesson(s) will be carried forward to the next term.
- Course tutors may be substituted due to holidays, illness and other commitments.
Covid and safety guideline
Of course, as classes resume, it is still vitally important that we look after each others' safety, and we want to reassure you that your health and wellbeing remains the School's highest priority.
For that reason, we strongly advise all students to follow the advice below:
- Attend ONLY if you are free of Covid-19 symptoms
- Let us know that you are coming along, so we can manage numbers
- Travel to the venue by private transport where possible
- Bring a personal supply of hand sanitiser, or use the venue’s, where provided
- Maintain a safe personal separation at all times
- Practice in side-by-side (rather than face-to-face) groups
- Feel free to wear a face covering if preferred, though it’s not mandatory
- Reduce the number of people you have contact with by working in assigned sub-groups (so we will each work with only a few others)
- Remember to wash your hands thoroughly as appropriate
- Enter & leave the premises singly & patiently, maintaining safe distance.
You will understand, of course, that insurance against Covid-related risks is unavailable, so the decision to attend has to be at your own risk and discretion.
For those who plan to attend classes, it is vitally important that we all adhere to the above advice, and get back to enjoying our Tai Chi! We look forward to welcoming you back to classes very soon.