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About Us

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 FREE, so why not come along and discover the many benefits of Tai Chi for yourself?

 

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 3LZ)
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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