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 consecutive taster lessons (non-refundable) prior to full term commitment. The cost for the 4 consecutive week taster lessons is typically charged at around £20-£40 (varies from venue to venue). 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. We do not offer pay-as-you-go or drop-in sessions except where otherwise stated.

Friendly advice: Please do not just turn up to any of our classes in person unannounced and expect to join right away! Advance booking is required.

Annual membership fee: The membership fee of £16 runs from 1st October - 30th September. It is non-refundable and the fee may be applied pro rata. This fee is only payable if you decide to carry on after the initial 4 consecutive taster sessions have finished.

Please note payments can be paid by cash or bank transfer only. 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, patience and perseverance are essential!

Enrol now!

We are now accepting a new intake of students for the Winter term starting October 2024.

Here are the dates and costs for our beginner classes. We would recommend that you enquire as early as possible as places are limited. You can contact us here to register for your 4 consecutive taster sessions.

Day / Date

Time

Venue

Cost

Tuesday 1st Oct
 

10am - 11am
 

£28
 

Tuesday 1st Oct
 

2pm - 3pm
 

£28
 

Tuesday 1st Oct
 

6pm - 7pm
 

Widnes
 

£28
 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 2nd Oct
 

11.30am - 12.30pm
 

Formby
 

£28
 

Wednesday 2nd Oct
 

1.15pm - 2.15pm
 

£28
 

Wednesday 2nd Oct
 

6pm - 7pm
 

£28
 

Wednesday 2nd Oct
(Qi Gong class)

6pm - 6.45pm
 

£24
 

Wednesday 2nd Oct
 

7pm - 8pm
 

£28
 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 3rd Oct
 

10am - 11am
 

£28
 

Thursday 3rd Oct
 

10.30am - 11.30am
 

Upton
 

£28
 

Thursday 3rd Oct
 

11.30am - 12.30pm
 

Disley
 

£32
 

Thursday 3rd Oct
 

3pm - 4pm
 

£28
 

Thursday 3rd Oct
 

5.45pm - 6.45pm
 

£28
 

Thursday 3rd Oct
 

7.15pm - 8.15pm
 

£28
 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 5th Oct
 

10am - 11am
 

£32
 

 

 

 

 

Monday 7th Oct
 

12.45pm - 1.45pm
 

£28
 

Monday 7th Oct
 

6pm - 7pm
 

£28
 

Monday 7th Oct
 

7.15pm - 8.15pm
 

Formby
 

£28
 

You can contact us here to register for the 4 consecutive taster sessions.

Health issues - If you have any health or mobility issues, please consult your GP or doctor and seek their advice/approval before joining our classes.

Terms & conditions

Please ensure that you have read and agree to our school's terms & conditions and disclaimer as it includes important information that may concern you should you choose to practice tai chi with our school.