When resources aren’t enough

A delve into the Tai Chi learning process, looking at the ebb and flow of training a life-long art. When learning Tai Chi, there are several highs and lows along the way. Sometimes students will say “The resources aren’t enough”. … Read More

Tai Chi for All Abilities

Our aim at Earth Balance Tai Chi is to create classes that are accessible across the whole community.  We provide Tai Chi and Qigong for all abilities, meaning seated and chair based for those with restricted movement / mobility whether … Read More

Importance of Silk Reeling

Silk reeling is at the centre of Chen style Tai Chi training, helping the student to develop strength, internal energy, co-ordination, body awareness, unity in movement, relaxation and grounding. Also known as Chan Si Jin; Chan (pulling), Si (silk) and … Read More

Laojia Yi Lu Video

The Chen 74 form is slow movement empty hand form, a powerful internal martial art that combines silk reeling energy spiralling movements and low stances with deep breathing, mind intent and martial spirit. “This isn’t your grandmother’s Tai Chi” An … Read More