The Essex Tai Chi Academy is a not-for-profit organisation operated by volunteer instructors. We are dedicated to teaching the techniques and benefits of Tai Chi as originally taught by Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998).

Adapted from martial arts, Tai Chi is gentle exercise that allows you to stretch your muscles, tendons, and ligaments in a natural way, creating a feeling of relaxation and providing real health benefits.

We welcome young and old alike and have become known for our relaxed and friendly approach to teaching.

We offer classes in both Tai Chi and Lok Hup Ba Fa.

The Academy is concerned only with Tai Chi and is not affiliated with any religious groups.

Testimonials about Essex Tai Chi Academy

I’m so glad I attended the weekend workshop. I’m fairly new to Tai Chi and found it really helpful.

It was quite something to be practising as part of a group of almost 70 people of mixed ability. We went through the movements slowly so that we could focus in on the details and I was able to understand a lot more. This was done in such a way to enable all abilities to work at the level they needed to.

An added bonus for me…. I have restricted movement in one of my shoulders at the moment and at the end of each day, I was surprised to notice that my range of movement had increased significantly.

Plenty of good food was provided (covering a range of dietary requirements) and I’m thrilled to have made some new friends.

I look forward to the next one.

I am a fairly new student to Tai Chi.   I suffered an unexpected sudden bout of ill health two years ago and underwent a major neurosurgical procedure. As a result I suffered from balance and co-ordination problems and weakness of my left side. I am so glad I conquered my nerves and attended my first class, I was made to feel very welcome and safe. I have made steady progress and have seen a real improvement, I am now able to complete a whole set, even taking steps backwards a real achievement for me. Whilst I struggle with equal and opposite arm movements these movements really help with my co-ordination and challenge my brain to lean new things exactly what I need. I have had so many positive comments from friends and family regarding improvement to my mobility since undertaking Tai Chi which is really positive. I have seen a real improvement in my physical health and psychological well being and thank my instructor and fellow students for their support and patience. – Kim

Tai chi works wonders for my back and I do it at home every time I have any pain. Would not be as mobile without it. It also strengthens your bones which has been proven. – Anon

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