I have just completed my first year at Newcastle Tai Chi. I joined after having a hip replacement, as I wanted to improve my agility and balance. I have gained so much more.
Classes are warm and friendly, but it is the quality of teaching which makes the school outstanding.
Sifu Waller has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Taijiquan, Baguazhang and many other martial arts, which means that his teaching is authentic and inspirational.
I would highly recommend the school to those who want to improve general health and mobility, I have certainly benefitted hugely.
To those wishing to take the study of these sophisticated martial arts further, I would say that Sifu Waller is one of the few people who can provide detailed and authentic teaching (John Phillipson)
In today’s very fast paced world, sometimes you need to find a way to switch off and focus on training your mind and your body focusing on long term benefits rather than just here and now. Newcastle Tai Chi has enabled me to do just that!
After lockdown, wanted to get back into martial arts for health, fitness, and a new challenge. Looking over this club's website immediately ticked many boxes - authenticity, good teaching structure, excellent background info.
After spending some time training here also found teaching is very responsive to students needs/questions, and you get to improve in areas you didn't know could be trained! Hips, back, chest and everything else have much better flexibility, co-ordination and balance.
Many practical applications of bio-mechanics, full body strength, strategy & tactics. Great depth of training material, many opportunities to challenge yourself. Always a practical, no-nonsense, learn by doing approach.
I have done martial arts most of my life and have loved every aspect of it since I can remember. I had always practiced the hard style arts: Tae Kwon Do, Freestyle Karate, Muay Thai. However, as I got older and after a break from the arts, I found myself wanting to get back into it and having a real interest in finding a style and school which taught more traditional arts and more internal based rather than the normal sport style arts which are ten a penny now.
Having previously taken Tai Chi classes, attending my first induction session with Rachel at Newcastle Tai Chi, it was clear from the start this was going to be a very different experience. Newcastle Tai Chi provides a calm, quiet, measured and most importantly authentic approach to teaching Tai Chi and Martial Arts