Walton Tai Chi is a trusted school and its Instructor is registered with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

For a broad knowledge of the Internal Arts, of which Tai Chi is one part, several components can be learned which complement each other as listed below. Please refer to the Syllabus page for the elements taught in the Walton Tai Chi class.

  • Tai Chi Short Form
  • Tai Chi Long Form
  • Chi Kung (chi breathing)
  • Kung Ching (chi building)
  • Chi Circulation
  • Crane Breathing
  • Pushing Hands
  • Taoist Massage
  • Fan form (single and double)
  • Gim (straight sword)
  • Dao (broadsword)
  • High level Tai Chi form
  • Self defence Tai Chi
  • Hsing Yi [Associated Martial Art]
  • Bagua (Pa Kua) [Associated Martial Art]

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. These are advanced principles that enhance the form once students who have completed the elementary levels of the Tai Chi form. In addition to the Fan, Double Fan, Gim and Dao, the Tai Chi practioner can also learn the Spear (Jianng), Staff (Kwan), Old Style, advanced 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 clever 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.

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 I was taught is the 5 element, 12 animal style.

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.