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What We Do

Welcome to Zhong Ding South West

We practice a wide range of Traditional Chinese martial arts, but our main interest is the Cheng Man Ching style of Tai Chi Chuan, which is thought to be the most widely practised Tai Chi form in the West.

You will first learn the 37 posture 'form', which is a series of postures practiced with slow relaxed movements that perpetuate:

   * Relaxation
   * Stress relief
   * Physical well-being
   * Balance (Physical and Mental)

This gently exercises the whole body, and is sometimes compared to 'swimming in air'.

You may also do some Chi Kung exercises.

If you are already familiar with the Tai Chi Form, then you can advance by learning:
  * Two person forms
   * Partner work
   * Broadsword (Dao)
   * Straight Sword (Jian)
   * Spear
   * Staff
   * Walking stick
   * Fan
   * Self defence
   * 64 Straight line Ba Gua form
   * Five Ancestors weapon forms

People start Tai Chi for a number of reasons. Most want a gentle relaxing exercise, others are interested in furthering their studies of the Martial Arts. Whatever your reason, our instructors are here to help.

We aim to provide an informal and welcoming atmosphere with plenty of encouragement. Feel free to contact any of our instructors to answer any questions you may have.
See our You Tube videos
Cheng Man Ching form/Straight Sword