There are many styles of tai chi chuan including, Yang, Wu, Chen, Sun, Hao, Cheng Man-Ching, to name but a few:
Tai Chi schools in Glasgow
Cheng Man-ching style with Jan Kuskus
Wu-Cheng Five Winds Tai Chi with Steven Douglas
Five Winds Tai Chi Chuan Southside with Glen Williams
Practical Tai Chi Scotland with Charles Corrie,
Chiron Tai Chi and Qigong
Cheng Man ch’ing and Qigong with Alan Skirving,
Huang Sheng-Shyan system
Yang Style with Derek Daly,
Tai Chi and Alexander Technique with Michal Segal
Chen Style Tai Chi with Michaela Sinclair
Tai Chi Union for G.B. Instructors
You are advised to visit different classes to see what is on offer, discuss with the teacher their background and experience, assess the attitude of the teacher and students, and general atmosphere of the class.
Don’t be put off by your experience of one teacher or past learning experience, as Bruce Frantzis observes,
“Although tai chi is not especially easy to learn, it is not the most difficult exercise to do either. .. ..
People who practice tai chi well make it look easy and effortless. But the truth is tai chi is not
especially easy to learn. An interesting point about learning anything of value, including tai chi, is
'things are difficult when you can't and easy after you can'."
Foundation Tai Chi Glasgow is a Wu style as developed by Cheng Tin-Hung (Hong Kong), Ian Cameron (Edinburgh), and Dan Docherty (London). This lineage is also known by the names, Wutan, Wudang, Practical TCC, and Wu Cheng or Five Winds Tai Chi.
The author (Danny Doherty, not to be confused with Dan Docherty) received his teaching certificate from Ian Cameron (Five Winds Tai Chi, Edinburgh), and presented by Master Cheng Tin-Hung, Hong Kong Tai Chi Institute, in 1986, and has taught classes in Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Lancaster, Glasgow and Derry N.I. Presently he is teaching free classes in Govanhill, under the auspices of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.
Beginners Class, Larkfield Neighborhood Centre, Inglefield St, G42 7AY
Thursdays, 1.30 – 3pm : Cancelled due to Instructor illness.
Improvers Class, TBC
The Tai Chi class at LARKFIELD CENTRE (Thursday 1.30pm) is health oriented, facilitating gentle exercise and encouraging relaxed, synchronized movement. The curriculum includes Qigong, Hand Form, and basic Push Hands.
There is a more complete and practical approach covering all five aspects of Tai Chi,
Local classes can be found at –
Practical Tai Chi Chuan Glasgow
Five Winds Tai Chi Chuan Glasgow.