Tai Chi and Qigong for all ages and levels.
Venue: The Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LE.
Dates: Starting Thursday 16th January, 2014 for 12 weeks (+ a half-term).
Classes run in courses (£144), but it is often possible to join in the middle of a course, and every class can be tried out (£5) before committing to it.
Thursday: 6.35-7.30pm: Tai Chi Sword for any level, taught from the beginning. This is a beginner's sword form.
Thursday: 7.35-8.30pm: The Yang style 24-Step Form is taught from beginner to advanced. This is a 'standardised' routine that is practiced throughout the world, and is an excellent introduction to tai chi.
Thursday: 8.35-9.30pm: Qigong or ch'i kung and Daoyin (a type of qigong). There are 2 types of qigong taught: static Zhan Zhuang and moving sets of Daoyin exercises. The latter are health exercises for the Digestive, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and the Skeletal systems (the latter being for the bones, joints, and tendons). There are also sets of exercises for the Liver, for the Kidneys, for the entire Meridian system, and to generally tone up the body.
James Drewe has been practising tai chi for over 38 years, and has been teaching for 21 years. He is the author of 3 books on tai chi, is a member of the BCCMA, the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and the Longfei Taijiquan Association.
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Repeats: Every Week until Thursday, April 10, 2014