Monday 7:30 - 10:00 pm (Feng Shou Kung Fu)
St. Barnabas Church Hall,
Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Tai Chi)
St. Marys Church Hall,
Wednesday 7:30 - 10:00 pm (Feng Shou Kung Fu)
St. Barnabas Church Hall,
Thursday 10:00 - 1:00 pm (Tai Chi and Qigong)
All Saints Church Hall,
Thursday - 4:15 to 5:30 (Kombat Kids-Girls)
Thursday - 5:45 to 7:00 (Kombat Kids-Boys)
Hurst Community Centre,
0208 309 6717 (evening)
07903 684 839 (mobile)
T'ai Chi is an adaptable system of movement working on postural, physiological and psychological processes of the body improving co-ordination and body movement whilst using 96% of all muscle groups of the body. It has been used for centuries to optimise health and well being and is very adaptable for all age groups due to its versatility and ability to adapt to the individual.
"I enjoy Tai Chi and wish that I had started lessons years ago. I feel better after class both physically and mentally." (TAO student)
"T’ai Chi helps me to motivate my limbs with ease and get around more freely. The breathing exercise helps me to relax. I also enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the group sessions." (TAO student and MS sufferer)
Feng Shou (Hand of the Wind) is a system of Kung Fu. It is an internal form of Chinese martial arts being both dynamic and fluid utilizing kicks, punches, locks, throws, controls and grappling. It is suitable for both male and female, young and old and is very adaptable to competition in both light and full-contact sparring.
Our Kombat Kids classes are specifically designed for the 5-12 and 13-17 year age groups.
Classes incorporate principles from T'ai Chi, Feng Shou and the throwing arts of the Li system giving children a good basic grounding in all aspects. Children are encouraged (but not pressured) to participate in competition to give them confidence, discipline and self reliance.
The children are encouraged not only to improve the way they perform the techniques but also in their manners and respect for others.
All our classes are taught by qualified instructors who also have coaching and first aid qualifications.
All instructors are CRB checked.
Currently Chairman of the BCCMA (Governing Body), Master Tony Swanson has extensive knowledge of the Li family system. Before training with the late Prof. Chee Soo, Master Swanson had already gained a 3rd Dan in Wado Ryu Karate and a 1st Dan in Judo. Master Swanson has over 40 years of martial arts experience and is one of the highest qualified and respected instructors of the Li family system in Great Britain.
Master Swanson has received 3 successive Combat ‘Hall of Fame’ awards
The following are a sample of Master Swanson’s qualifications :
Former BCCMA Great Britain Team Manager
Diploma in Sports Science
NVQ Level 4 in Training & Development
BCCMA Level 3 Coach
BCCMA Head Judge Sanshou & Qingda
BCCMA Competition Chief Referee
More information about the TAO
The TAO was formed in 1995 and is a senior member of the Sports Council approved governing body for Chinese martial arts (BCCMA). The TAO has been successful in National and International competitions and has many gold medallists. Competition training is available from 5