Class news (1/12/22 update)

ETCA web admin | November 14, 2022 |

Melbourne (St Andrews) class:

Christmas closure: last class will be 21st Dec and re-opening 4th Jan

Springfield class:

Christmas closure: last class will be 22nd Dec and re-opening 5th Jan

Highwood class:

Christmas closure: last class will be 21st Dec and re-opening 4th Jan

Colchester class:

A new class has started at Acorn Hall
The Oak Tree Centre
252 Harwich Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3DH
Wednesdays 10.15am – 12.15pm
For further information phone Phil on  07913 349086 or email at

Back to basics workshops:

We are going to continue running these every three months in 2023

Details here: Back-to-basics schedule 2023


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

Sword and Sabre class updates.

ETCA web admin | September 1, 2022 |

Latest update – 4/10/22

Sword and Sabre Dates Danbury Village Hall 9.30 12.00

Saturday 26th November Cancelled
Saturday 3rd December Sword—– Tea Break——–Sabre

Then for 2023

Saturday January 28th
Saturday February 11th and 25th

Saturday March 11th and 25th

Saturday April 15th

Saturday May 13th

Saturday June 3rd and 17th

Saturday July 1st and 15th

Saturday August 12th

Saturday September 9th and 23rd

Saturday October 7th and 28th

Saturday November 11th and 25th

Saturday December 9th

See the Danbury class page for contact details

Category: Classes

Joint instructors’ workshop – a post-Covid first

ETCA web admin | August 8, 2022 |

This weekend, instructors from Essex Tai Chi Academy along with instructors from three neighbouring tai chi academies met in Fen Drayton village hall to practice our tai chi together and to learn from each other. This is the first time we’ve been together since you-know-what. We were all able to polish up some rusty bits of our tai chi form and understanding which will help our students in the future.

Aug 2020 instructor workshop



Category: Uncategorized

Tai chi for beginners

ETCA web admin | August 3, 2022 |

Updated November ’22

Following the success of our beginners/back-to-basics one-day workshops for current academy members earlier this year, we’re planning another more:

Saturday January 21st
Saturday April 22 nd
Saturday July 22nd
Saturday October 21st

    • Hatfield Peverel Village Hall
      Maldon Road
      Hatfield Peverel
      CM3 2HW
    • 9.30 till 16.00
    • Contact Terry on Mob: 07969320082
Category: Events, Workshops

Burnham class in moving

ETCA web admin | June 28, 2022 |

From the 4th of July, 2022, the Burnham class will be moving from Fridays to Mondays, and changing location to Burnham Village Hall, 2 Arcadia Road, CM0 8EY

Category: Admin, Classes

2022 Bank Holiday classes

ETCA web admin | May 23, 2022 |

We’re entering the Bank Holiday season and this year there are more than usual.

In most cases we can still use the class halls and the decision to run a class or take a break will depend on the individual class and their instructor. Other classes do not have access to the halls on bank holidays.

To be sure, check the individual class page or ask the instructor.

Category: Uncategorized

Beginners/Back-to-basics Workshop and World Tai Chi Day events

ETCA web admin | April 8, 2022 |

We are holding  our first quaterly workshop for those of our members who feel a reminder of the basics would help. It will be on 9th April, 2022.

AND on Saturday 30th April we’ll be joining in World Tai Chi Day with a public session in the riverside park at Maldon. Afterwards, those who have prebooked will be going on a barge trip down the River Blackwater.

For details of either of these events, please ask your class instructor.

Category: Events, Workshops

Springfield class bank holiday schedule

ETCA web admin | April 5, 2022 |

The Chelmsford Springfield class will be closed on several bank holidays in the Spring. See schedule at the class page, here.

Category: Classes

We will be opening further classes in 2022

ETCA web admin | December 9, 2021 |

There will be a new Tai Chi class at Highwood Village Hall from 26th January 2022,

and one in Chelmsford, at St Augustine’s Church Hall in Springfield, from 14th February 2022.

See details in our classes list.
Chelmsford – Springfield

Category: Classes