CIAA Classes (start on 20 January through November)

Below you will find all our classes. If you wish to see just simple information for beginners (including classes), go to www.taichiforeverybody.com

All classes take place in Swallowfield LF, Reading

Classes (Group Lessons) - These are ideal for those who wish to take up Taijiquan or other Internal Arts as a recreational activity. Everything that is of importance in developing Internal Power is taught and practised in regular classes, but of necessity the classes are designed to cater for the different abilities and aspirations of many students.
For those that wish to deepen their knowledge, other options are also available - individual tuition, instructor courses, advanced group tuition, etc.

Terms
The 8-week terms in 2019 start during the week beginning on 20 January, 16 March, 11 May, 13 July,7 September and 2 November - Qigong can be started anytime.

Fees
Fees can be paid per term (8 weeks) or per individual session (shorter terms adjusted pro-rata):

session length 8-week termone session
one-hour class     £ 64     £ 12
one-and-a-half-hour class     £ 96     £ 18
two-hour class     £ 128     £ 24
two-and-a-half-hour class     £ 160     £ 30

The above fee includes a CIAA membership (otherwise this costs £35 a year) that includes:
- membership of BCCMA
- member-to-member insurance
- discounts on CIAA seminars and workshops

Weekly classes
For those unable to attend weekly classes see Monthly classes.
There will be no classes 1 - 8 February and 23 - 28 March


Balance for Life & Qigong
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Balance for Life & Qigong - £8 pay as you go
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Balance for Life & Qigong - £8 pay as you go
11:15 - 11:45 Taijiquan drop-in class - £5 pay as you go
Fees: £8 pay as you go

Taijiquan (Chen style)
Monday - Laojia 18:30 - 19:30     beginners
19:00 - 20:30     intermediate/advanced
20:30 - 21:30     Pushing Hands and Applications
Tuesday - Laojia 18:30 - 20:00
Wednesday - Xinjia 18:30 - 20:00     not for beginners
(also see Taijiquan once-a-month classes below)

Chen double Sabre (Broadsword)
Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00

Chen Double Fan
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

Chen Taiji Sword
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

Yiquan
Wednesday 20:00 - 21:30
(also see Yiquan once-a-month classes below)

Baguazhang
Thursday 17:30 - 19:00
(also see Bagua once-a-month classes below)

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Monthly classes (February through November)

disclaimer: Each class below has its regular slot (day of the month) but check the diary of events as any (infrequent) exception would be shown there.

Chen style Taijiquan

Laojia Yilu - Old Style, first form
When:10:30 to 16:30 - the third Saturday of each month (but see disclaimer)
Fees:£55 per single session, £35 morning only, £225 for five consecutive sessions

Laojia Erlu (Paochui) - Old Style, second form (Cannon fist)
The first Chen Taijiquan form trains the use of whole body power and intent. The second form builds on this to train fajin - explosive power release.
Participants must know the first Laojia form (74-move form).
When:19:00 to 21:00 - the third Friday of each month (but see disclaimer)
Fees:
£25 per single session, £170 for ten consecutive sessions

Xinjia - New Style. Knowledge of Laojia is strongly recommended for this course.
When:14:30 to 17:30 - the third Saturday of each month (but see disclaimer)
Fees:£40 per single session, £160 for five consecutive sessions

Pushing hands and Self-defence applications will be taught in a separate applications class

See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Yiquan
When:10:30 to 17:30 - the second Saturday of the month (but see disclaimer) above
Fees:£60 per single session or £35 morning only, £240 for five consecutive sessions
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Xingyiquan
When:08:30 to 10:30 - the second Saturday of the month (but see disclaimer) above
Fees:£25 per single session, £90 for five consecutive sessions
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Baguazhang
When:08:30 to 10:30 - the third Saturday of each month (but see disclaimer)
Fees:£25 per single session, £90 for five consecutive sessions
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Pushing Hands for Women
When:14:00 to 16:00 - the third Friday of the month (but see disclaimer) above
Fees:£20 per single session, £64 for four consecutive sessions