New Beginners Class Great Baddow

ETCA Admin2 | June 17, 2024 |

There will be a new Beginners Class starting in Great Baddow at the Park View Room, Millenium Centre, Baddow Road, CM2 9RL on 1st July 2024 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Contact Jean Meadwell by Text or WhatApp on 07791 191611

Category: Classes

2-Day Workshop September

ETCA Admin2 | June 11, 2024 |

Hello Everyone,

We are excited to provide you with the opportunity to meet and learn from Doug Overholt and Susan Carson (2 of Master Moys respected students and the main source of support & instruction for our Academy). They are travelling from Canada to visit the 3 main UK Academies.

There will be a 2 day Tai Chi workshop on 7th & 8th September at New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Rd, Witham, CM8 2SD. You are welcome to attend either day or both. £20 for one day, £30 for two – includes a light lunch.

Here is a link to an online registration form with electronic payment or cheque options. 

If you are unable to use this method there is also a form below that can be completed and posted to Barrie Senior. (Or speak to your class Instructor)

Essex Tai Chi Workshop 7-8Sep 2024

Closing date is 31st July. Numbers are limited and as all UK academies will be invited, make sure to secure your place.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Lisa Kay

Essex Tai Chi Academy Chairman


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World Tai Chi Day 2024

ETCA Admin2 | April 29, 2024 |

In spite of the overcast, damp ,cold weather, over 30 of us met a Maldon Promenade Park to perform a set at 10.00 a.m. for World Tai Chi Day. Although the ground was somewhat uneven in places we completed the set without any mishaps, just some shuffling of feet. The forecast rain showers held off.  Afterwards a number of us went for coffee or in my case hot chocolate.

The Birchanger class, pictured, who were unable to join us at Maldon performed a set locally.



Birchanger Class


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AGM and Chinese New Year

ETCA Admin2 | February 26, 2024 |

AGM Saturday 10th February 2024

About 88 people attended this year’s AGM. Promise of a busy interesting day.
For the AGM, seated on the Stage were Lisa Kay Chair. Judy Lee-Fenton Vice Chair, Marin Bishop Treasurer and Cait Goddard Membership/ Minutes Secretary.
Rest of the attending Instructors and Assistants were seated in the front row.
Well, after the official business was complete the day kicked off with coffee then with members divided into two halves the 108 Tai Chi set was successfully done by each half.
The day continued with the customary Chinese take-away from Lian. A visit from a New Year Dragon, which gave us pleasure and amusement, with a dance to the rhythm of the drums.
Followed up by demonstrations of all the forms that our Academy teach, Lok Hup, Sword, Sabre, Fan, Yi Yin Jing and Qigong. Plus another two sets of Tai Chi.

Category: Events, Uncategorized

Sword and Sabre 2024 Class Dates

ETCA Admin2 | August 15, 2023 |


Saturday 13th January                         Sabre

Saturday 27th January                         Sword

Saturday 10th February                       Sabre

Saturday 24th February                      Sword

Saturday  9th March                             Sabre

Saturday 16th March                            Sword

Saturday  6th April                               Sabre

Saturday 27th April                              Sword

Saturday 11th May                                Sabre

Saturday 18th May                                Sword

Saturday  8th June                               Sabre

Saturday 29th June                              Sword

Saturday  27th July                               Sabre

Saturday 3rd August                            Sword

Saturday  17th August                          Sabre

Saturday 7th September                      Sword

Saturday 21st September                    Sabre

Saturday  12th October                        Sword

Saturday 26th October                         Sabre

Saturday 9th November                      Sword

Saturday 16th November                     Sabre

Saturday 30th November                    Sword

Saturday 14th December                     Sabre

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New Class in Clacton

ETCA Admin2 | August 9, 2023 |

A new class is starting up in Clacton on 15th September 2023. It will run from 14:00 to 16:00.

The class will be held at The Brotherhood Hall, 28 St Osyth Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 3BW.

Cheryl Mcintosh will be the instructor. Please contact her on 07483 210115 if you require more information.


Category: Classes

New Lok Hup Class at Wickham Bishops

ETCA Admin2 | May 26, 2023 |

A new Lok Hup class on Tuesdays 10:00 to 12:00 is to be run at Wickham Bishops. Beginning Tuesday 13th June 2023 the class will be run by Lisa Kay. A reasonable knowledge of Tai Chi is required before starting.

Category: Classes

World Tai Chi Day 29th April 2023

ETCA Admin2 | May 3, 2023 |

As the clock struck ten, well Lisa’s phone told her it was, we all bowed and the set to mark World Tai Chi Day began.  The sun was shining so 38 of us were able to do an enjoyable set outside.  During the morning we also did two more sets along with some Chi Gong exercises.  After tea break we were also treated to a demonstration by a number of our members who are independently learning the fan set. This was greatly appreciated, our thanks to them.

The venue for the event, Rivenhall Golf Centre at Witham , was ideal for our Tai Chi and for the buffet lunch that those of us who stayed for it enjoyed.  A very enjoyable day.

Many thanks to all those members that helped make the day a success and especially Lorrie as the main organiser. Also thanks to of those of you that came to do the set.

Category: Events

(Updated 24/08/23) Back to Basics workshops continue

ETCA web admin | November 14, 2022 |

Back to basics workshops:

We are going to continue running these for existing members of the Academy every three months in 2023 and 2024

Details here: Back-to-basics schedule 2023 and 2024



Category: Classes, Workshops

Joint weekend workshop a success

ETCA web admin | October 4, 2022 |

Over the weekend of 17th and 18th September ’22 we held our first post-pandemic joint workshop in Maldon. We were able to welcome members, not just from the Essex Tai Chi Academy, but also other neighbouring Academies whose practice follows the same tradition of Mr Moy Lin Shin.

We were honoured to receive instruction from experienced tai-chiers Peter Lambiris and Darren Pryke, both of whom were students of Mr Moy during his lifetime.

The photo shows us all hard at work.

… and here we are at the end discussing what we’d learnt.

Category: Workshops