At the Medway Tai
Chi Society, we practice a form of Tai Chi based on the style
of the early 20th Century master, Yang Chengfu.
Known as the "long form", our Tai Chi sequence can take up to 25
minutes to complete in full, and helps to strengthen the
practitioners body, aid in coordination and balance, and promote
physical and mental relaxation.
Beginners start off
learning foundation exercises that develop key skills that will
pave the way for their future Tai Chi practice.
All beginners are welcome at our classes, and everyone proceeds at
their own pace. There is seating provided for those who may need
to rest during class.
All of our classes are completely
so why not come along and discover the many benefits of Tai Chi
What is Tai Chi?
As a health exercise:
it helps to improve circulation, posture, balance and deep
breathing. It helps to strengthen the body, without making
excessive physical demands. It is, therefore, an ideal system for
slowing down the negative effects of aging.
As a method of relaxation:
Tai Chi seeks to release excess tension from the muscles. It also
helps to calm the mind and relieve stress.
As a method of Self Protection:
Tai Chi was developed from the famous Shaolin Kungfu methods, and
adapted to reflect Taoist theory. It seeks to utilise softness to
overcome hardness, so allowing a smaller, physically weaker person
to defend themselves against a larger, stronger opponent.
When & Where?
We meet and practice
at Broom Hill Park in Strood, Kent.
Classes are every Sunday morning, from 9:00am to 10:30am.
Parking is available
in the car-park at the end of King Arthur's Drive (postcode ME2
From the car-park, proceed up the footpath directly opposite the
car-park entrance - this will lead you to the top of the hill,
where we meet and practice.
As our classes are
held outside, please dress according to the weather.
If the weather is bad, class may be cancelled. We recommend
checking our social media accounts before setting off in the
morning for the latest updates (links above)
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