Taichi can be understood as a physically complex form of qigong exercise involving a long set of flowing movements performed at a slow, rhythmic pace while maintaining a state of balance, alertness and structural integrity.
Whilst classically Taichi was a highly effective martial art practiced by the Emperors personal bodyguards, the vast majority of its practitioners since the 1930’s have trained in and emphasised the teaching of it as a health exercise. As is it taught and practiced today it bares much resemblance to the training and goals of formal dance training namely the initial embodiment of certain physical and expressive principles in structured form and ultimately going beyond form to become a method of pure expression. Whilst I have at times learned some of the martial aspects of Taichi I have chosen to focus upon the health and rarer meditational aspects of this art.
Currently I only teach Taichi privately on a one to one basis.