Tai Chi Ch'uan classes - Chen style, Yang style and Sun style

I offer a number of weekly classes for holiday makers and for resident students. I teach forms from all the various Tai Chi styles. When teaching elderly persons I prefer to teach the forms based on the Sun style. Class sizes are small, sometimes private (one on one) and allow for personalized instruction. Although I approach this ancient Chinese art with great respect, classes are friendly and relaxed. Those wishing to immerse themselves more completely are encouraged to pursue private tuition, although learning Tai Chi in a small group has many advantages. While my focus is on Tai Chi I also teach some short Qi Gong forms and often use these Qi Gong forms as “Preparatory” and or “Cool Down” activities.

All instruction is in English or German.

 

CLASS SCHEDULES

Tai Chi Chuan classes for Beginners and for the experienced Tai Chi practitioners and Martial Artists
Group and Private classes

Most of my classes are free, but the classes where I charge a fee are EUR3.00 – EUR5.00 and EUR10 / hour for private classes
Classes at the beach, at the Community centres and at the las Ramblas Restaurant terrace are free, just come along, join in and enjoy!

 

Private (one on one) 60 min class - Tai Chi Styles Yang, Chen and Sun - Day, time and location to be agreed

!!Private (one on one) lessons!! Without doubt ,the most effective way to learn Tai Chi Ch’uan.

Learning any  one form from the 5 Tai Chi styles – ideal for the Holiday Maker who is only here for a few weeks.

Address :Location to be mutually agreed upfront

When: Contact me via email or phone to arrange for a private class.

Fee: EUR10.00 per 60 minute lesson

In this class you will learn;

  • the full sequence of the form and style of your choosing based on the number of lessons your are able to take.
  • in depth training of the “basic principles” of practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan
  • in depth training of the “essential principles” of practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan
  • thoroughly learn at least two new steps per lesson with focus on the essential Tai Chi principles.
  • learn and apply the proper breathing techniques to practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan
  • at least three effective solo practice routines specific to the style that you are learning
  • effective analysis and correction based on photos and video clips taken at each lesson

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040

Self Defence - Private (one on one or couples) 60 min classes - Day, time and location to be agreed


Without doubt ,the most effective way to learn useful Self Defence techniques.

!Don’t be the Victim! – Also suited for the Holiday Maker who is only here for short periods.

Address :Location to be mutually agreed upfront

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Fee: EUR10.00 per 60 minute lesson

In this class you will;

  • learn the basics on how to avoid an attack and how to minimise a confrontation
  • practice 15 basic and easy to learn but essential self-defence techniques.
  • learn 10 soft targets and how to apply force to the soft target
  • learn how to effectively apply escape techniques
  • learn 10 basic but effective strike techniques
  • learn about the most common but effective personal defence items

Class Information:

A typical 1 hour class will comprise, a short warm up with some discussion on typical attack and defence situations followed by instruction and practice on the physical techniques

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040

Mondays Tai Chi - Sun style from 13:00 - 14:00 at the Residentes "Drop in Centre" Lomas de Cabo Roig

Beginner Class-Drop in Centre Cabo Roig

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Learn one of the most well known Tai Chi for Health forms (TCR) created by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical experts. Classes tailored especially for the Holiday Maker

Address : CC Ramon de Campoamor, Calle el Cipres, Lomas de Cabo Roig Orihuela Costa 03189 Alicante

Monday 13:00 to 14:00

Fee: No charge

In this class you will learn;

  • Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR)
  • a form created by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical experts, well suited for the more senior person
  • an ideal warm up and stretching routine suitable for practicing Tai Chi
  • basic insights into the history of Tai Chi Chuan
  • an introduction to the essential principles of practicing Tai hi Ch’uan
  • the basic stances and key concepts of the Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan
  • demonstrations of the various Tai Chi forms from the 5 diferent Tai Chi styles

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040.

Monday - Tai Chi Chuan 32 Sword Form - For the more experienced Tai Chi enthusiast

Tai Chi Chuan 32 Sword Form – For the more experienced Tai Chi enthusiast

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Time: 17:00 to 18:00

Fee: Eur5.00 per one hour instruction

Address : Golf Club Restaurant, las Ramblas – Ctra. Alicante-Cartagena, Km 48 – Urbanization Las Ramblas, Orihuela

In this class you will learn,

  • the complete sequence of the Yang style 32 Sword form
  • a useful short warm up routine ideally suited for practicing Tai Chi
  • basic insights into the history of Tai Chi Ch’uan
  • an introduction to the essential principles of practicing the sword form Tai hi Ch’uan
  • how to be relaxed and focused before your Tai Chi training
  • how to generate an energy (qi) flow and learn how to use it
  • the basic stances and basic patterns of 32 Sword form Tai Chi Ch’uan
 Contact: For more info contact Lester via email at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or telephone on +34 671 466 040
Tuesdays Tai Chi - Yang style from 11:30 - 12:30 for Beginners - the Orihuela Centro Civico (Club Crisol)

Beginners class_Club Crisol, Orihuela Costa

!!To participate in these classes you must hold a valid membership with the Centro Civico!!  

Learn the most well known and popular form of Tai Chi in the world, the Yang style 24 forms. Classes tailored especially for Beginners

Address : / Santa Alodia, 1 – 03189 Orihuela Costa (Alicante) – SPAIN

Every Tuesday 11:30 – 12:30: 

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Fee: Free 

In this class you will learn;

  • the most popular Tai Chi Ch’uan form worldwide, the 24 forms (Peking Form)
  • a short but effective warm up routine
  • basic insights into the history of Tai Chi Chuan
  • an introduction to the essential principles of practicing Tai hi Ch’uan
  • in-depth instruction on the basic stances and key concepts of the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan
  • demonstrations of other Tai Chi styles and forms and some popular Qi Gong forms

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040

Tuesday 12:30 -13:30 - Self Defence for Seniors

!!Self-defence for Seniors!

Don’t be the victim!  – also ideal for the Holiday Maker who is only here for a few weeks.

Address :Centro Civico / Santa Alodia, 1 – 03189 Orihuela Costa (Alicante) – SPAIN

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Fee: Free

In this class you will;

  • learn the basics on mental preparation and how to handle verbal and physical confrontation
  • practice basic and easy to learn but essential self-defence techniques.
  • learn more about the attacker’s soft targets
  • learn about basic escape techniques
  • learn about strike techniques
  • learn about common and effective personal defense items

Class Information:

A typical 1 hour class will comprise, a short warm up with some discussion on typical attack and defence situations followed by instruction and practice on the physical techniques.

Contact: For more info contact Lester at +34 671 466 040 or taichichuan4life@gmail.com

Wednesdays Tai Chi - Yang style (10 Form) from 11:00 - 12:00 for Beginners - the Orihuela Centro Civico (Club Crisol)

!!To participate in these classes you must hold a valid membership with the Centro Civico!!  

Learn the shortest of the Yang style forms. Often called the 8 form but also known as the 10 form, derived from the most well known and popular form of Tai Chi in the world, the Yang style 24 forms. Classes tailored especially for Beginners

Address : / Santa Alodia, 1 – 03189 Orihuela Costa (Alicante) – SPAIN

Every Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00: 

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Fee: Free 

In this class you will learn;

  • the short 10 forms (Yang style)
  • a short but effective warm up routine
  • basic insights into the history of Tai Chi Chuan
  • an introduction to the essential principles of practicing Tai hi Ch’uan
  • in-depth instruction on the basic stances and key concepts of the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan
  • demonstrations of other Tai Chi styles and forms and some popular Qi Gong forms

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040

Thursdays Tai Chi - Yang style from 09:00 to 10:00 at the Flamenco Beach Promenade for all levels

A fun session, not really a class with a lot of instruction, but a chance to do Tai Chi with a group of Tai Chi enthusiasts of all levels. In this one hour we practice various forms and sometimes I will demonstrate forms from the other styles that I am may not teaching. 

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Just come along, join in and have some fun.

Address : Calle Orquideas,1, Playa Flamenca. playa Flamenca prominade, opposite the Lobster Restaurant and the Surfers bar.

Thursday 09:00 to 10:00

Fee: No charge

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040.

Thursdays Tai Chi - Sun style from 12:00 - 13:00 at the Sophia Wellness Centre, Cabo Roig

!! Now at Sophia Wellness Centre, Cabo Roig!! some Thursdays we run our classes in the park next to the Wellness Centre.

Combining two of the most powerful internal arts with tai chi, The creator of the Sun style, Sun Lu-tang (1861-1932) created a uniquely powerful style of tai chi.The Sun Style places great emphasis on Qigong (exercises to cultivate vital life energy), making it especially effective for cultivating internal energy, which in turn greatly enhances healing and relaxation. The 73 Forms is characterised by agile steps with smooth and flowing movements, like water in a river.

Address : Calle Isla Formentera 21A, local 11 (132.81 km) 03189 La Regia, Orihuela Costa, Alicante

Thursday 12:00 to 13:00: 

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Fee: EUR5.00

In this class you will learn;

  • a basic form of Sun Style Tai Chi designed especially for improving and maintaining health
  • basic insights into the history of Tai Chi Chuan
  • an introduction to the essential principles of practicing Tai hi Ch’uan
  • the basic stances and key concepts of the Sun style Tai Chi Chuan
  • demonstrations of the following forms from Yang style, the 32 Sword form, the 24 Forms and the 8 Forms.
  • a demonstration of one of the forms from the Sun Style

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040.

Fridays - Tai Chi - Yang style from 12:00 -13:00 at Hawks Fitness and MMA in Villamartin

Note: Due to the current situation with covid-19 all my group classes are on hold until further notice.

Learn the most well known and popular form of Tai Chi in the world, the Yang style 24 forms. Classes also tailored to suit the Holiday Maker

Address :Edificio Tiro de Pichon,Urb: Pueblo Principe, 03189, Villmartin, Alicante.

Friday 12:00: – 13:00

Fee: EUR5.00

In this class you will learn;

  • the most popular Tai Chi Ch’uan form worldwide, the 24 forms (Peking Form)
  • A typical warm up routine suitable prior to practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan
  • basic insights into the history of Tai Chi Chuan
  • an introduction to the essential principles of practicing Tai hi Ch’uan
  • the basic stances and key concepts of the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan
  • demonstrations of other Tai Chi styles and forms and some popular Qi Gong forms

Contact: For more info contact Lester at taichichuan4life@gmail.com or call +34 671 466 040 or call Hawks Fitness and MMA on +34 615 11 28 69