Tai Chi Online Courses as from 1st Sept 2020

Our online video course(s) are now ready to subscribe to! We offer:

Beginners level : You can choose either the Yang style or Chen Style short form to begin with:

  • A) Yang short form is an accessible introduction to the techniques and movements of classical Tai Chi. It is our school's signature form, often used for competitions and displays (note that this is not the Beijing simplified 24 step; it is derived from Traditional Yang Style 85 movement long form)
  • B) Chen style 19 movement form

Intermediate level :

  • Chen style 38 movement form

For people with less mobility

  • Chair-based Tai Chi/Chi Kung exercise

Just to make it clear how access to the online lessons works:

On subscribing, you will be given a link and password to access the step-by-step instructional videos (which include both Front view and Back views), by Master Kam Lau. In these videos, the forms have been broken down into a number of sections, so that each section would take the average person at least a month to learn.

Every posture within the section is explained step-by-step, together with an overview demonstration of the entire form from the very beginning to that point.

Also included in your subscription is access to lessons featuring the class warm up routine, the Yang style Chi Kung (Qi Gong) exercises, and the gentle cool down sequence.

Please note: Every month, you will be sent a new password, valid for the upcoming period. The password will expire at noon on the last day of the calendar month.

Unlimited viewing time: You are free to view as often as you wish during the course of the month, on any days you choose. It is up to you how often you feel able to study.

If you join in the middle of a month, a full month’s payment is still due, and your access lasts until the end of that calendar month. Please be aware that your password will expire at noon on the last day of that calendar month.

This helps to keep administration simple, which in turn means we can keep your costs down.

At the end of the month, you can renew your subscription, choosing either to continue working on the same section, or move onto the next section of the form with your next monthly payment.

Payments are due on the 1st of each calendar month. It is advisable that your payment reaches us on or before the 1st to avoid delay.

How to join

Please contact the school and complete the enquiry form.

Admission to the school is by a non-refundable £20 annual membership fee for new students, which then entitles you to subscribe to our low-cost video Tai Chi course at just £12 per section per month.

Please confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the School's Disclaimer before requesting to join.

When we receive your enquiry, we will forward payment instructions.

Breakdown of the Forms’ Sections

* (mn = movement number)

Beginners level

Yang short form is divided into 4 sections:

SECTION 1: Beginning Stance, Grasp the Bird’s Tail, Single Whip, Cloud Hands & Single Whip (mn 6)

SECTION 2: High Pat on Horse, Right Toe Kick, Left Toe Kick, Turn around and Left Heel Kick, Left Hand brush Knee, Right Hand brush Knee and Step forward and Punch downward (mn 11)

SECTION 3: Turn, Sidle, Step forward and Punch (mn12), Part the Horse’s Mane (right), Part the Horse’s Mane (left), Snake Creeps down, Golden Rooster stand on one Leg (L and R - mn 16)

SECTION 4: Step back to Repulse the Monkey (Right, Left and Right), Step back to ride Tiger, Turn around and sweep Lotus with one Leg, Shoot Tiger with Bow, Step forward and Punch, Withdraw and Push, Closing Form

Chen 19 movement short form is divided into 3 Sections:

SECTION 1: Beginning Stance, Jigang (Buddha’s warrior attendant) Comes out from the Temple, Lazily Tying Coat, 3 Steps forward, Walk obliquely, Move 3 Steps forward, Conceal and Strike-left hand Punch, Double pushing Hands (mn.7)

SECTION 2: Step back and Whirl Arms on both Sides, Flash the Back, Conceal and Strike –right Hand Punch, Six Sealing and Four Closing, Cloud Hands and High Pat on Horse (mn 13)

SECTION 3: Right Heel Kick, Left Heel Kick, Part the Wild Horse’s Mane (right and left), The Jade Lady Works at the Shuttles, Jigang Pounds Mortar and Closing Form (mn 19)

Intermediate level

Chen 38 movement form is divided into 8 Sections

SECTION 1: Beginning posture, Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar, White Crane Spreads its Wings, Three Steps forward and Walk obliquely (mn 5)

SECTION 2: Brush Knee, Wade forward and twist Step, Hidden Punch (right hand punch), Rotational Body Punch and Pushing with both Hands (mn 10)

SECTION 3: Change Palms 3 times, Fist under Elbow, Step back and Whirl Arms on both Sides, Step back and Press Elbow, and White Snake Spit Tongue (mn 15)

SECTION 4: Flash the Back (turn around and strike), Wade forward and twist Step, Green Dragon Emerges from Water, and Punch towards the ground (mn 19)

SECTION 5: Jump and Kick with both Feet, The Fist of Protecting the Heart, Forward Trick (cover the front) and Backward Trick (cover the back) (mn 23)

SECTION 6: Kicking with the Right Heel, Kicking with the left Heel, Jade Lady weaves at the Loom (jump forward and turn), Lazily Tying Coat and Six sealing and four closing (mn 28)

SECTION 7: Single Whip, the Dragon Resting on the Ground, Step forward to form Seven Stars and Small Catching and Hitting (mn 32)

SECTION 8: Wave Hands like moving Clouds, High Pat on Horse, Swing up Lotus Leg, The Cannon Fist Strike, Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar and Closing Form (mn 38)

Please note: If you are already a member of the school and participate in one of our classes, you are welcome to subscribe to these videos as an aid to your learning. The monthly payment is just £10 per section. Membership fee is exempt. This will take effect from 1st September 2020.