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Tai Chi Online
I am Sifu Nick Taylor, a Tai Chi expert and teacher with over 2 decades of experience.
Tai Chi is a martial art that originated in China during the 16th-century, but the art is now practised by people from all over the world. Tai Chi combines breathing techniques, purposeful movements and meditation exercises to improve one's health and wellbeing - which is why it is growing to be one of the most popular exercises in the world.
Tai Chi and Qigong have many benefits for your body, your mind and your spirit. Many people practise it daily as part of their day-to-day routine.
If you're a Tai Chi beginner or intermediate, and would like to start learning Tai Chi online, please browse my online classes - available anywhere, on any device.
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What are Tai Chi & Qigong?
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has several different names. You may have heard of Taiji, Tai Chi Chuan, or even 'shadowboxing'. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that was originally practiced to train self defence, but has since become a popular workout and meditation exercise that has many health benefits.
Tai Chi has become a popular exercise for many different people around the world. It serves several different purposes, depending on what style of Tai Chi you practice. For some, it involves slow, fluid movements. For others, it involves fast movements we typically associate with Kung Fu in popular culture. For some, such as myself, Tai Chi can also involve using a sword as well as other weapons.
What is Qigong?
Qigong (pronounced Chi-gong), much like Tai Chi, involves coordinated, purposeful and flowing movements. Qigong focuses on movement, breathing and meditation, with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts.
Practisers of Qigong use these exercises to improve and balance their qi or chi, otherwise known as 'life energy'. This practice is thought to help people with various ailments and injuries in their recovery and management of symptoms, but is also practiced by many simply for its calming effect.
The benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong
Low impact exercise
Complements an active lifestyle
Improve your performance in other sports
Increase your strength and flexibility
Aids your injury recovery and pain relief
Helps with balance and mobility
Strengthens joints and eases stiffness
Improve your breathing and lung capacity
Practitioners live healthier and fitter lives
Relax and de-stress
Feel better motivated and focussed
Feel happier and peaceful
Improves your cognitive functions
Build muscle memory
Improve your ability to multi-task
Linked to decreased risk of dementia
Meditation helps escape the modern world
Find tranquillity within your busy life
There are many benefits of practising Tai Chi and Qigong. There is also a sense of spirituality that comes from practising Tai Chi and Qiqong, which some practitioners find useful - though it is not to everyone's tastes. I welcome all people to my classes, whatever motivates them. Some people do Tai Chi to destress and relax, some want an exercise that will help them physically, and some discover a 'journey' of general wellbeing and spirituality via Tai Chi and Qigong. Find out how my students have benefited from Tai Chi here.
If you'd like to find out more about the benefits of Tai Chi and Qiqong, click the button below to find out more on our About page.
I started my Tai Chi journey over two decades ago, under the tutorage of Master Liming Yue. I started Tai Chi as a hobby, but my Master recommended I start teaching Tai Chi and Qigong. With encouragement from my friends, I started sharing my experience and knowledge.
I am now a 5th Duan Wei Tai Chi Sifu, and have taught hundreds of classes to students around the UK and abroad. I am now in my 60s, but I feel younger and healthier than I did when I first started Tai Chi over 20 years ago. It has been a revolution within my life.
Level 7 Advanced Instructor, Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Federation.
5th Duan Wei, Chen Style Tai Chi - Chinese Wushu Association, Beijing.
2nd Duan Wei - Chinese Health Qigong Association, Beijing.
Tui Na Master Practitioner - BODYHARMONICS.
Tui Na Master Practitioner - I.T.E.C.
Director of Devon Tai Chi Centre (2004-present).
International Tai Chi and Qigong workshops
I run regular classes for NHS staff and the Devon & Cornwall Police
I run regular classes for Exeter City Council and Torbay Council
British Open Championship London 2016:-
Gold - Sword Form.
Gold - Overall Best Weapons Routine.
Silver - Chen Style Tai Chi Bare Hands Routine.
Senior Indoor Student of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 9th Duan Wei.
Disciple of Grandmaster Liming Yue, 7th Duan Wei.
12th generation transmitter of Chen Family Style Tai Chi.
Chen Li De - Chinese name, given by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.
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With different classes to choose from throughout the week, you'll be able to find the right class for you!
For just £30, you get inclusive membership - enabling you to enrol for any of my online classes at no added cost.
I am running classes on Tai Chi and Qigong & Silk reeling, for beginners and intermediates - anyone is welcome!
"Nick teaches with clarity and patience, making me aware of the benefits that Tai Chi can bring - not only good health, but also how it couples with the Martial Arts"
"Nick has a passion for, and a deep knowledge of, the Art. I would recommend him to anyone wishing to learn Chen style Tai Chi"
"Nick's instructions are clear and his additional advice and explanations most illuminating. I enjoy the balanced variety of activities in each class. Before starting Tai Chi I used to feel very stiff when I got up in the mornings - since starting Tai Chi I don't!"
"I've found the online classes particularly helpful in drilling down into the fine details of focus and movement"
"After taking lessons with Nick for twelve months, the improvement in my mobility is noticeable"