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Health & Martial Tai Chi Courses

Our health & martial tai chi courses are designed to improve the health, performance and mental acuity of the beginner and expert martial artist alike. We offer a full curriculum traditional yang style tai chi programme that can take you from your first introductory course all the way to advanced and instructor level.


An 8-week term costs £60 (£110 for an A+B course). Contact us to pre-book a place to avoid disappointment! Your first introductory session is a free taster and full refund will be given if you decided for whatever reason not to continue. Included in the package are 8 structured tai chi lessons per course and 14 hours extra access to Wu Wei Studio resources (Sat 2-4 pm), where you can revise and deepen your learning, catch up on material missed, use the library resources and consult the instructor


Health & Martial Tai Chi Course Programme and Schedule

A1: Introduction to Tai Chi Principles and Form

Features of this 8-week beginners course:

  • History and Philosophy of Tai Chi
  • Mind - Body Benefits of Tai Chi
  • Qigong exercises
  • 5-section simplified Yang Style Tai Chi Form (Sam Masich)

Info & Enrolment: Saturdays 2-4pm

Next Course Start: Thursday 1st November 2018 @ 6pm

Restriction: 16+ only (unless accompanied by parent/guardian)

Cost: £60 or £110 with add-on B1

B1: Introduction to Tai Chi Martial Applications and Push Hands

Features of this 8-week course:

  • Martial Applications of Form Elements
  • Push Hands - Preparotary Exercises (Sensing Hands & 8-Disc Method)
  • Stances & Stepping

Info & Enrolment: Saturdays 2-4pm

Next Course Start: Thursday 1st November 2018 @ 7pm

Prerequisite: Participant of A1 or A2

A2 Elementary Tai Chi - Beijing 24 Form

Next Course Start: Thursday 1st November 2018 @ 8pm

Prerequisite: Completion of A1

A3: Intermediate Tai Chi - Traditional Yang Style Long Form (108)

Next Course Start: Tuesday 3rd May 2019 @ 6pm

Prerequisite: Completion of A2

B2: Tai Chi Martial Applications and Push Hands (Fixed & Moving Step)

Next Course Start: Tuesday 30th October 2018 @ 7pm

Prerequisite: Completion of B1

B3: Tai Chi Martial Applications and Push Hands (Dalu & San Shou 88 Sparring Form)

Next Course Start: Sunday 4th November 2018 @ 5.30pm

Prerequisite: Completion of B2

C1: Yang Style Tai Chi Sabre (Solo & Sparring Form - Fu Zhongwen)

Next Course Start: 8th January 2019 @ 6pm

Prerequisite: Completion of A3

C2: Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (5 Section Solo & Partner Form - Sam Masich)

Next Course Start: Sunday 2nd September 2018 @ 7.30pm

Prerequisite: Completion of C1

Got questions about our classes?

We're happy to address all your questions or concerns. Email us info@wu-wei-studio.eu or use our contact form.

Tai Chi Class schedule

A1 - Beginners: Thurs 6-7(8)pm

A2 - Beijing 24: Thurs 8-9pm

A3 - Long Form 108: Tue 6-7pm

B1 - Push Hands 1: Thurs 7-8pm

B2 - Push Hands 2: Tue 7-8pm

B3 - Push Hands 3: Sun 6.30-7.30pm

C1 - Sabre:  Sun 5.30-6.30pm

C2 - Sword: Sun 7.30-8.30pm

Next 8-Week Tai Chi Beginners Course

Start: Thurs 1st November 2018 @ 6pm

Please email to book a place (free taster session available)

Open Studio

Saturdays 2-4 pm

Free Drop In - Meet the Instructor

Info & Course Enrolment

External study Links

Brennan Translation (Translations of Chinese martial arts manuals)

Kung Fu Tea (Chinese martial studies - academic posts and resources)

Yang Family Tai Chi (Tai Chi history, philosphy, theory & practice)

Health Benefits of Tai Chi (US Department of Health & Human Services)

Contact us

Wu Wei Studio

Unit 5.2 (upstairs)

Toll Clock Shopping Centre

26 North Road

Lerwick, Shetland


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