Based in the borders of Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth and within walking distance of Waterloo Station and Lambeth North tube.
Morley College - Summer Short Courses & Autumn 2021
Taiji Chen Sabre
Wednesday 21 July, 16:00-19:00
Chen style sabre (broadsword) belongs to the short weapons in taiji forms. This 24 movement form combines swift, graceful sword movements, jumps and turn arounds to generate a robust, natural and powerful form that encompasses the essence of all taiji forms, integrating softness and hardness. When learning the form students will perform the movements slowly and therefore it can be practiced by students of all ages.
Summer shorts: 1-day Fan and Sabre will be taught in person only at Morley College, Waterloo.
Autumn Term: Taiji and Qigong - both these weekly classes will be online plus. Following Government guidelines with Covid safety measures in place, students will be able to take part in Morley College with social distancing OR online. Students joining online will need to have online access using a computer, tablet or smart phone with wifi access.
Taiji (T'ai Chi) Fan
Saturday 17 July, 10:00-16:00
Elegant, dramatic and fun, the Chinese fan form is both a martial art and dance form. This 1-day course is both an introduction to the fan and a refresher for those who have already studied this form before. You will be shown how how to use your Qi (energy) in the flowing Taiji movements and improve your co-ordination, flexibility and balance. Students should either have experience of dance or Taiji/Qigong
Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00
Full fee £205 (Concession fee £155)
Unwind by learning this soft/internal martial art. Taijiquan, literally translated as 'Supreme Ultimate Fist', originated in Chen village and the style taught in this course is Chen style. This is a complete exercise system or discipline for the body and mind that develops the flow of energy or ‘qi’ around the body and promotes internal strength with physical, mental and spiritual balance. This discipline requires regular practice in order to improve focus, awareness, co-ordination and posture. The aim of the course is to introduce taiji or a meditative practice into your daily life.