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

New Class at Great Baddow

ETCA Admin2 | May 5, 2023 |

There will be a new class starting at Great Baddow on Tuesday 16th May 2023. It will run from 10.00 to 12.00 .

The class will be held at the Millennium Suite, Great Baddow Community Centre, Recreation Ground, Baddow Road, Chelmsford CM2 9RL.

Peter Goodwin will be the instructor. Please contact him on 07762 140061 by text or WhatsApp if you require more information.

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

Forthcoming Workshops 2023

ETCA Admin2 | May 2, 2023 |

Workshop at Woodbridge for Mike Usher & MND 2nd July 2023

Many of you may know that Mike Usher is a prominent figure in the history of Mr Moy’s Tai Chi in the UK. Groups have been informed of some fundraising events to support Mike at his time of need.

Attached is an invitation to a one day workshop to be held by the Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.

Woodbridge Workshop poster 02.07.23

There is also an indication that a group in Wales may also hold an event later in the year.

Kind Regards

Lisa & Judy

Workshop at Eastrea Centre,Peterborough 16th July 2023

Please see the attached poster and booking form for the Eastrea ten-year celebration workshop on Sunday 16th July 2023.

The workshop will be hosted by Darren and myself and we and the members of the Eastrea class would love to see you and any of your members from Essex on the 16 July.

Tai Chi Workshop Eastrea Centre 2023

Kind Regards


Two Day Workshop Upper Plume School, Maldon 19th & 20th August 2023

There will be a two day workshop led by Darren Pryke at the Plume School in Maldon on the 19th and 20th August 2023. More details to follow.


Category: Events, Workshops

Updated Sword and Sabre Class Dates 2023

ETCA Admin2 | April 14, 2023 |


Saturday 15th April                 Sword

Saturday 3rd June                    Sabre

Saturday 17th June                  Sword

Saturday 1st July                     Sabre

Saturday 15th July                   Sword

Saturday 12th August              Sabre

Saturday 9th September          Sword

Saturday 23rd September        Sabre

Saturday 7th October               Sword

Saturday 28th October             Sabre

Saturday 11th November         Sword

Saturday 25th November         Sabre

Saturday 9th December           Sword

Sword and Sabre are cancelled 29th April and 13th May

For Sale

Sabre   £20

Sword £15

Category: Classes

Class Closures Due To Public & Church Holidays

ETCA Admin2 | March 23, 2023 |

There are a number of public and church holidays due in April & May so the following classes will be closed:


Thursday April 6th (Maundy Thursday) – Springfield

Friday April 7th (Good Friday) – Wickham Bishops

Monday April 10th (Easter Monday) – Burnham, Mundon, Springfield


Monday May 1st (Early May Bank Holiday) – Burnham, Mundon, Springfield

Thursday May 4th (Local Elections) – Mundon Lok Hup

Monday May 8th (Coronation Day) – Burnham, Mundon, Springfield

Thursday May 11th – Mundon Lok Hup

Monday May 29th (Spring Bank Holiday) – Mundon, Springfield


Category: Classes

Highwood Hall Closure May 10th

ETCA Admin2 | March 8, 2023 |

Highwood Hall is unavailable on the Wednesday 10th May so I am proposing to hold the class on Writtle village green from 10:00 to 12:00

I would like to invite anyone from any class to attend and experience doing Tai Chi outside. The more the merrier.

Bring your own picnic too if you wish and we can hopefully enjoy a relaxed morning together.

All of course subject to the weather…fingers crossed and hope to see you there.


Category: Classes

Back to Basics Workshop Update

ETCA Admin2 | February 28, 2023 |

The Back to Basics Workshop re-scheduled for 24th April 2023 has been put back to the original date of 22nd of April 2023

For more information please see Back to Basics Workshops





Category: Workshops

New beginner class in Chelmsford

ETCA web admin | January 24, 2023 |

A new class for complete beginners will run on Monday afternoons at our Chelmsford, Springfield, class. The first class will be on Monday February 13, 2023.

See here for details.

Category: Classes

(Updated 7/2/23) 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

Details here: Back-to-basics schedule 2023

Update: change of date for April BtB day 22/4 -> 29/4


Category: Classes, Workshops