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Start Tai Chi with TaiChi4u/YMAA OrientSport: A Simple Guide

Tai Chi classes

Tai Chi is a form of Chinese martial art that combines graceful movements, breathing, and meditation. It can improve your health, balance, flexibility, and mental well-being. YMAA OrientSport is a branch of YMAA International, a reputable organization that teaches traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Here are some steps to start your Tai Chi training with YMAA OrientSport:

  1. Visit their website [TaiChi4u-YMAA Orientsport] and learn more about their classes, instructors, and syllabus. You can also read their blog for some useful tips and insights on Tai Chi practice.

  2. Book a free trial class and choose a date and time that suits you. You will need to fill out a contact form and provide some basic information. You will also receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking.

  3. Prepare for your first class by wearing comfortable clothes and shoes with soft soles. You may also want to bring a bottle of water and a towel. Arrive a few minutes early and introduce yourself to the instructor and other students.

  4. Follow the instructor's guidance and enjoy the class. You will learn some basic Qigong exercises, the first part of the Tai Chi sequence, and some Pushing Hands techniques. Don't worry if you can't remember everything or make mistakes. The instructor will correct you and help you improve. The most important thing is to relax and have fun.

  5. After the class, you can ask the instructor any questions you may have and get feedback on your performance. You can also chat with other students and share your experience. If you liked the class and want to continue, you can sign up for a monthly or quarterly plan [here]. You will also need to pay an annual membership fee of £50 after the first month.

  6. Keep practicing and attending classes regularly. You will gradually progress through the syllabus and learn more advanced forms, applications, and skills. You will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars, camps, and events with other YMAA members from around the world. You will become part of a friendly and supportive community of Tai Chi enthusiasts.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and informative. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me. I wish you all the best in your Tai Chi journey. 😊


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