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New to Tai Chi?
 If you would like to download our free eBooks on Tai Chi
(PDF printable guides)

they are available on our website:

Your Tai Chi Companion
Part 1 - Getting Started


Your Tai Chi Companion 

Part 2 - Moving On

by g Hamilton

To download these books now, please click on this link to go to 


If you enjoy our books, you may be interested to know that we are currently working on a range of advanced guides for very experienced students who are seeking to master all aspects of the art.
We will let you know when these are available.


Meanwhile, on this website, you can find information about many aspects of Tai Chi.  Just click on the links on the left to explore those aspects that interest you the most.
 What is Tai Chi Chuan?
Tai Chi Chuan (“Supreme Ultimate Boxing”) is an ancient Chinese Martial Art. It is an excellent method of self defence and a gentle form of exercise, suitable for people of any age or level of fitness.
A Tai Chi form is a sequence of slow, flowing, continuous movements which relax, strengthen and energise the body while allowing the mind to rest, thus bringing about physical and mental well-being. This effect carries over into one’s daily life so that all actions are performed gracefully and without unnecessary effort. Each movement can be used as a means of self-defence, and correct practice trains the mind and body, leading to the development of internal power.
Every movement in a Tai Chi sequence flows into the next without interruption. This continual motion represents the nature of the universe: the interplay of the opposite extremes of yin and yang. Tai Chi is the journey from stillness to movement and from movement back to stillness, or Wu Chi, allowing the discovery of a profound peace in which we become “centred” and are able to find the point of balance in everything.
In this way, we maintain a state of equanimity. Instead of being caught up in the highs and lows of life like a cork in a stormy sea, we are at all times aware of the still, deep waters beneath the surface and are unaffected by the rise and fall of the waves.
For many people all over the world, Tai Chi is a way of life.
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