Hine Tai Chi Schools is a trusted institution and all its Tai Chi instructors are registered with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. As part of Hine Tai Chi Schools, you can access seminars, specialist classes, and professional reference material. At the seminars and specialist classes, you can learn the Tai Chi weapons, advanced Tai Chi, the related internal arts and the self-defence combat Tai Chi.

  • Fan form (single and double)
  • Gim (straight sword)
  • Dao (broadsword)
  • High level Tai Chi form
  • Self defence Tai Chi
  • Shaolin Gung Fu
  • Hsing Yi
  • Bagua (Pa Kua)

Fan form (single and double)

The fan form is a light flowing form which encourages the practitioner to extend their energy and become used to manipulating the fan as an extension to the body.

Double fan form is a graceful form with the complexity of a second fan to encourage cross hemisphere processing, aiding the brain to stay healthy and alert.


Gim (straight sword)

Sword forms are a natural extension to the tai chi training after the fan form. The longer weapon expands the awareness and make the practitioner more precise as the length of the sword accentuates every move. It is also exciting, fun and eye opening that such a graceful form has brutally efficient applications.



Dao (broadsword)

A slightly more complex sword form which whilst on the surface looks simple is driven by internal twists which bring out another dimension of practice that can be applied back to the open hand form.




Advanced Tai Chi form

Moving the body from the mind, moving the energy in harmony with the body. This is available to senior students who have completed the elementary levels of the Tai Chi form. In addition to the Fan, Double Fan, Gim and Dao, senior students also learn the Spear (Jianng), Staff (Kwan), Old Style, Pushing Hands, Pile Stance, advanced Chi Kung plus much more.

Self defence Tai Chi

Learning the applications of the form gives a greater insight into the open hand form and the cleaver body mechanics underpinning the form. It is also a highly effective self defence art in its own right and aids the focussing of the mind to move energy through the open hand form. The Hine Institute has a Self Defence class which is open to all Institute members practicing Tai Chi.

Shaolin Kung Fu

In these seminars both Northern and Southern styles of Kung Fu are taught. The system was originally developed in the Shaolin temple and is world famous.

Hsing Yi

A powerful form, seemingly simple yet subtle. Used as a battlefield art by the officers in the Imperial Guard and by convoy guards working the silk route from China into Europe.

The Hsing Yi taught by Hine Tai Chi Schools is a 5 element 12animal style. For more information and history please visit the Hine Institute’s Hsing Yi (Xing Yi) web page.



Bagua (Pa Kua)

Flowing and graceful, the Bagua form is based on the coiling movements of the dragon and has a mystical system behind it based on the Book of Changes.