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Malcolm Droy

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Foundation Classes    (times & locations)

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) foundation classes offer an excellent introduction to Tai Chi.

Classes are based on the Chen style Tai Chi form.  The aim of the classes is to develop a student's understanding of the principles of Tai Chi, warming up exercises, Qi-Gong (energy promoting) exercises, the form and the application of Tai Chi in every day life.

Students will typically study Tai Chi within the foundation group for one or two terms and then progress to an improver's group where they will focus on later parts of the form as well as studying silk reeling and pushing hands exercises. Our evening class at Puriton Village Hall provides a great opportunity for students from Taunton, Bridgwater and Weston super Mare to come together to study Tai Chi on a regular basis

Once students have grasped the principles of Tai Chi there are opportunities to study, weapons forms and the martial applications of Tai Chi.

Times & Locations






Wednesdays during term time

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Puriton Village Hall
 TA7 8BP





Also for 60+ Classes. See Below

Improvers & Advanced Classes
Students who have completed the foundation classes normally move onto an improvers and advanced groups where they continue to study Tai Chi in more depth.  Students continue the form as well as studying further silk reeling and pushing hands exercises.  Once students have a good grasp of the basics they may go on to study advanced applications, 2-man form and weapons forms.

There is an improvers class Wednesday morning in Taunton. Improvers and Advanced groups are 8:30 onwards Wednesday evening in Puriton. 

Community Classes

Community classes provide an opportunity to gear classes to the needs of specific groups.  For example, classes for the over 50's can offer Tai Chi at a level and in a way that is safe and particularly suitable for those from 50 right up into the 80's.  We have one student who is 96!

(Even if you are under 50, you can still join us!)

There are currently inexpensive over 50's classes as follows;

Monday mornings (10:30-11:45) at the Temple Methodist Church, Upper High Street, Taunton, TA1 3PY.

Monday afternoons (1:30-2:45) at the Church Hall, Bishops Hull, Taunton, TA1 5EB.

Wednesday mornings (11:15-12:30) at Staplegrove Village Hall, Taunton, TA2 6AL (Starting Jan 2017)

Thursday morning (12:45-2:00) at the United Reform Church, Waterloo St, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1LA.

You can join in at any time. Just turn up during school term time or call for more details.

Contact the school



Workshops provide an opportunity for students to explore new techniques, practise and correct existing skills and meet students from other classes.

The workshops provide more focus on individual subjects such as Qigong, Laojia (Yi Lu & Er Lu), Sword forms, Spear form or martial applications.

Contact the school for more details.

Private Classes for Individuals and Small Groups

Private classes offer a chance for individuals and small groups to reinforce what is learnt in regular classes.  They provide an opportunity to cover subjects in greater detail with an emphasis on individual progress and correction.

















Special Subject Classes

On Wednesday evenings there are now classes in special subjects. These classes are an opportunity for students to broaden their Tai Chi experience and get involved in parts of the extended curriculum that are of particular interest to them. 

Currently we are covering the the following subjects;

2 Man Form – two person form. A mixture of push hands and form work exploring the martial application of Tai Chi.
Cannon Fist Form – explosive Tai Chi movements form.
Double Push Hands & Four Corners – learning sensitivity and connection with other students. These exercises improve your Tai Chi Form and give you the basis of using Tai Chi for self defence.
Xinjia   - A different interpretation of the form. Ideal for experienced students who wish to deepen their knowledge of form.

For a full schedule of Wednesday night events please contact the school.