Not every tai chi instructor wants to learn taijiquan. Some people just have an interest in exercise.
This is fine, providing they take their training seriously.
Expect a tai chi exercise teacher to have:
• At least 10 years experience behind them
• A detailed understanding of tai chi
and the tai chi classics
teacher training with a qualified (and skilled) taijiquan instructor
• Instructor affiliation with The Tai Chi Union
for Great Britain or equivalent body
• In-depth knowledge of whole-body
strength, biomechanics and healthy