Outdoor Lunchtime Tai Chi with Paul Tucker (Newhaven
hursdays from 11th April for 6 weeks
Add to your calendar
Venue: Bay View Garden, adj. Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Rd, Newhaven
Tai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient form of slow, graceful and rhythmic exercise which originated in China, where it is still extremely popular, often being performed in public parks early in the morning when the air is at its freshest. The style taught here is the Yang style Short Form as developed by Professor Ch'eng Man Ch'ing, currently the most popular form of Tai Chi in the U.K.
Tai Chi is sometimes referred to as 'meditation in movement' or 'swimming in air' for externally that is how it appears. It is a soft martial art, quite unlike karate, ju jitsu or any of the 'hard' martial arts which rely on force and speed.
Tai Chi strengthens our internal energy, and allows it to flow more freely through the body. It is gentle and non-violent, though after much practice it is an extremely effective form of self defence. Whatever your level of skill, from complete Beginners to Advanced students, this class will suit all abilities. The venue has full access for people with disabilities.