Dave Ashbey

Tai Chi Chuan instructor

Based in
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Alfreton, Derbyshire, Mansfield, Nottingham, nottinghamshire, Ravenshead

Rates: Please see my website for latest rates


Make an enquiry Phone: 07981488890

Hi folks,
I've been practicing Tai Chi since the early nineties - originally Yang style, then I discovered Chen style & stuck with it ever since, although I still teach a couple of Yang style classes too.

I try to teach in a relatively informal way, with an emphasis being on enjoying learning, although I also encourage students to work hard if they want to obtain the most benefits from Tai Chi.

I cover short & long Chen & Yang style forms, chi kung, applications, weapons, push hands & the occasional meditation when I don't get carried away with whatever else we're doing that class (a bit rare).

I run weekly classes in various locations & new students are always welcome - have a look at my website http://chentaichi.webs.com/ to see if what I teach is the sort of thing you'd like to learn - see the link below or google 'dragon river tai chi'.

Group Classes

Mansfield Thursday afternoon Tai Chi class

This class covers traditional Chen style Tai Chi, based around the short Chen family form, also including Chi Kung, foundation exercises, 2 person exercises & the occasional relaxation if we have time.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
St Peter's Centre, Mansfield
Location: 
St. Peter's Centre, Churchside, Mansfield, NG18 1A, Mansfield, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm
Rates: 
£5 / session

Mansfield Tuesday afternoon Tai Chi class

This class covers traditional Chen style Tai Chi, based around the Long Chen family form, also including Chi Kung, foundation exercises, 2 person exercises & the occasional relaxation if we have time.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
St Peter's Centre, Mansfield
Location: 
St. Peter's Centre, Churchside, Mansfield, NG18 1A, Mansfield, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
Rates: 
£7 / session

Ravenshead Thursday morning Tai Chi class

This is a very friendly class, covering various aspects of traditional Yang style Tai Chi, including Chi Kung, the 24 form, 2 person exercises & guided relaxation.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Centre at St Peter's, Ravenshead
Location: 
55 Sheepwalk lane, Ravenshead, NG15 9FD, Mansfield, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursdays, 9:30-11am
Rates: 
£6 / lesson

Alfreton: Chen style Tai Chi Chuan for health, balance & relaxation

This session is generally aimed at health and relaxation - if you can cope with light exercise, you can do this one.

The classes are aimed to be relaxed, informal, and have an emphasis on enjoying learning rather than being straightlaced and serious, although this may be more down to the attitude of the teacher than a reflection on Tai Chi generally!

Dave.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Alfreton Leisure Centre
Location: 
Church St, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7BD, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesday afternoons, 1-2pm
Rates: 
£4.50 / session

Stonebroom: Chen style Tai Chi Chuan for health and relaxation

This session is generally aimed at health and relaxation - if you can cope with light exercise, you can do this one.

The classes are relaxed, informal, and have an emphasis on enjoying learning rather than being straightlaced and serious, although this may be more down to the attitude of the students....

Dave.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Stonebroom Community Centre
Location: 
Stonebroom, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30am
Rates: 
£5.50/session

Nottingham (Arnold) Chen style Tai Chi Chuan for health, fitness and self defence

This is a class for people who want to work a little harder - with an emphasis on health, fitness and a little self defence.

The class is based around the traditional Chen long form, with an option to progress to fast forms & weapons.

We also do a little push hands & self defence applications pretty much every week.

Many more details about the class & the Chen style on my website http://chentaichi.webs.com

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Daybrook Baptist Church Hall
Location: 
Mansfield road, Daybrrok, Nottingham NG5 6AA, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday evenings, 7-8:30pm
Rates: 
£7 / session

Experience

Training experience

Since starting Tai Chi in 1993, I've trained with various instructors, including my main teacher - Jay Rossi, and also Master Liming Yue, Master Wang Hai Jun, Grand Master Kongjie Gou, Grand Master Chen Zheng Lei and several weeks training in the Chen village in China, where Chen style Tai Chi was invented, being taught by the school headmaster - Grand Master Chen XiaoXing.

Hopefully in all that time, some of all that talent's sunk in!

I've taught quite a few Tai Chi classes over the years - small groups, large groups, one off sessions, one on one sessions, conference sessions, classes for young people, classes for more mature people - so whatever you're looking for, I can probably provide it - give me a call :-)

Dave.

Dates: 
Jan 1993

Teaching

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

Nope - no small print! What you see is what you get - if you're interested, contact me & come along to a class to see what we do. Different Tai Chi classes teach different things & in different ways, so shop around & find a style & teacher that suits you.
Happy hunting ;~)

Make an enquiry Phone: 07981488890

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