Birstall Tai Chi

 Part of the International Taijiquan

and Shaolin Wushu Association (ITSWA)


A friendly local class, suitable for young and old. Tai Chi is a Martial Art originating in China however it is mainly practiced for health these days. The movements are low impact and can be adapted to suit most abilities while still exercising the body and mind. We also practice Qigong (sometimes called Chinese Yoga) to warm up. The exercises are mainly done standing either stationary while holding different postures or with slow movement.

Intructor Checklist:

25 Years Tai Chi Training  ✅

Level 2 Coach  ✅

Coach Insurance  ✅

DBS checked  ✅

Safeguarding Trained ✅

Emergency First Aid Trained ✅

Class Info

Classes are in Birstall Village Hall next to the Parish Council Google Map

Beginner's Class:

Sundays 09.00 to 10.00 £5

Intermediate Students:

Sundays 10.00 to 11.00 £5

​To book either email, text or phone 07434938376

Up to 4 lessons then membership of ITSWA and BCCMA  required £30 per year. This also covers insurance required

Loose clothing and flat sole shoes are recommended

Please also see Personal lessons info below

Images are of some of my students, myself, my Sifu (teacher) Derek Frearson and his teachers Lee Kam Wing (Ba Duan Jin Qigong, Lor Han Qigong), Ou Rong Ju (Yang Family Tai Chi) and Zhou Li (Nei Yang Gong Qigong).

Also above is a picture of the dragon archways at Abbey Park Leicester. Abbey Park is a favourite place to train for local and visiting ITSWA members.

Personal Lessons

Personal Lessons 1:2:1 are available in the local park weather permitting. £10 per hour. ITSWA and BCCMA membership required after first 4 lessons. £30 per year.

Personal lessons also available on zoom. Same price and membership requirements as above.

To book either email, text or phone

Contact Us

To enquire about classes or personal lessons

please email, ring or message

07434 938376

All images either © Simon Elvis, © Derek Frearson or stock photos