Tai Chi

You will gain an understanding of the Yin/Yang concept and learn long sequences from the long Yang style. You will progress to complete the three parts of the long form.

Course Content

Your initial lessons will involve the following:
* Form work - up to cross hands, holding postures
* Body alignment, song, sensitivity, recieving and neutralising energy
* Basic chi-king
* Solo drills and pair work
* Training advice
You will then progress further to include:
* Up to four corners
* Testing postures in pairs
* Push hand patterns
* Standing post sequences
* Visualisation techniques
* 'Yin Yang directions
* 'Yi lead chi' with visualisations.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is open to all. You should have a reasonable fitness level and be able to move pain free.

First Class Requirements

You should wear loose clothing and flat-soled, good-ground-gripping, flexible shoes are best. You may wish to purchase Tai-Chi Shoes, please talk to your tutor for recommendations.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is recommended.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by tutor observation.

Additional Information

Please note background recorded music will be played during the sessions


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.