Tai Chi

Ref: C3126865

Tai Chi is an excellent way to exercise gently, reduce your stress levels, improve your physical and mental health and keep your brain active. This course is only open to those who have already attended a WEA Tai Chi class.

Additional information about this course

This course is for students whom have already attended a WEA Tai Chi class to further improve their skills.

Course aim

To promote body awareness, body alignment and improved balance. To enhance confidence and give an understanding of some effects and control measures relating to stress. In addition to this the course will introduce some of the more advanced T’ai Chi.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • G1, Complete form to cross hands; G2,Complete form to cloud hands; G3, understanding form applications.
  • Describe the importance of Peng, Lu, Ji and An.
  • Demonstrate Postures of Si Zheng Tui.
  • Demonstrate three push hands exercises.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • You will be asked to Demonstrate your level of understanding, at the same time as the rest of the group.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a bottle of water. You may also wish to bring a pen and note pad (this is not needed, although some students like to take notes).

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course is progressive in nature, and the level you achieve will continue to develop on a follow on course. Although you may have completed the main form your journey has only just begun.

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Tai Chi


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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