Yes we do.A person attending the induction course pays £10/lesson for 90 minutes of tuition.
A school member also pays £10/lesson but gets 120 minutes of tuition.
How often do we teach?
We teach classes most days of the week. Monday night is the only beginners class.
What time is the beginner's class?
Monday nights @ 7:00 PM. The class runs for 90 minutes.
Where is the class?
Community Hall, St Andrew's Church, Station Road, Benton, NE12 8AW. Please enter from the car park.
How much does it cost?
£20 for the 2 week induction course.
New starters welcome
You can start your induction course any Monday (except Bank Holidays). Just come down to the hall with your £20 (in cash) around 6:45 PM and we'll get you started.
I checked out the google reviews when I was looking for a Tai Chi School. The school has far exceeded my expectations. Sifu and Rachel have indepth knowledge of the art, excellent teaching skills and very supportive. The students at the school are friendly and encouraging.
The next induction course starts Monday 14th February.
Places must be booked on-line in advance.
There are a limited number of places available.
If you want to book a place, please send us an e-mail.
I've studied here for some months and my excitement hasn’t faded away, as unfortunately it happened in other situations because my expectations have always been too high. In this case, it was exactly as I hoped Taiji would be (even better). For example, I remember the first time I met Sifu, when he directly showed me a practical fighting application of a movement, without long presentations. That certainly was a great first impression!
I wrote my first Newcastle Tai Chi review over 7 years ago and the classes are still fun, stimulating and engaging. As for the health benefits, I am considerably stronger, more flexible and generally more robust than when I started. I also seem to have a greatly improved immune system and haven't had a day sick off work in that time. Still 5 stars from me!
I was new to Tai Chi and haven't studied Taijiquan before attending the first class. School instructors and the other students made me feel very welcome. It is immediately apparent that the instructors possess profound understanding on how a body works and have many years of experience practising and teaching the art. Each class is very well structured, follows an in-depth syllabus with great focus on practical applications, and the website offers a lot of background information.
Each student receives a personalised corrections and guidance. Plus, each class is a lot of fun, and the time just flies by. I highly recommended signing up for a taster or an induction course if you are interested in focusing on your health, self-defence, and/or the martial art.
I originally came to tai chi class thinking it would be something like an exercise class, something once a week that I would turn up to and feel a bit better. I was pleased to find myself completely incorrect, it is so much more than what I first believed.
I would urge anyone to browse the website to get a taste of how much knowledge is on offer.
Sifu and Rachel are really welcoming and passionate about what they do which really shows in their teaching. Anybody who would like to give tai chi a try, I can’t recommend Newcastle Tai Chi enough!
I have been involved in the world of martial arts since I was 8 (around 40 years), having a 2nd Dan grade in Karate and Jujitsu and also having experience in 7 Star Praying Mantis Kung fu.
I have been interested in the internal arts, specifically Taijiquan and Baguazhang for many years but realised how hard it is to find someone teaching the authentic art.
With Sifu Waller I found what I was looking for!
Sifu's understanding and knowledge is outstanding. The syllabus is both deep and broad allowing a structured development of each student as they progress.
Sifu Waller teaches the full art not just the commonly seen "health tai chi". This is a martial art that is subtle and effective, using body structure and biodynamics to achieve success.
What I also love is the freedom to make your own decisions to what level you wish to study. Just interested in the health benefits, then there is a health syllabus or a slightly more advanced fitness syllabus.
Want to take the training further, learning self defence, the full art of Taijiquan or the full Kung fu syllabus including Taijiquan and Baguazhang? That’s available if you have the desire and commitment to grasp it.
The class has a well considered structure designed over many years and a friendly and fun approach suitable for anyone.
I can highly recommend this class for anyone with the passion and dedication to learn a true martial art or someone with a desire to improve their health.
There is no other class in the whole of the North East like it!