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: Workshops

Tai chi for beginners

ETCA web admin | August 3, 2022 |

Updated  August 2023

Following on from our successful workshops for current academy members, we’re planning  more:

Saturday October 21st 2023

Saturday January 20th 2024

Saturday April 20th 2024

Saturday July20th July 2024

Saturday 19th October 2o24


    • Hatfield Peverel Village Hall
      Maldon Road
      Hatfield Peverel
      CM3 2HW
    • 10.00 till 15.00
    • Registration from 9.45
    • 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

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

Christmas and New Year break 2021/2

ETCA web admin | November 25, 2021 |

The Academy will be closed from 20th December to January 3rd.

Individual classes might agree to have a group practice session with individual agreement with the class instructor.

Category: Classes

More classes opening

ETCA web admin | November 21, 2021 |

As the battle against Covid 19 continues and most of us have been fully vaccinated, some of our tai chi classes are moving and we have a new one. See our classes list for changes at Chelmsford (was at Broomfield), Burnham on Crouch, and our new class at Wickham Bishops.

Category: Classes

We’re open for classes

ETCA web admin | August 27, 2021 |

It’s over a month since most legal restrictions ended and we’re down to common sense. All classes are active indoors as listed in the relevant links at the side. We’re even planning a workshop-cum-get-together in September.
Ask your class instructor for details.

Take care out there and keep well!

Category: Classes

Roadmap step 3 and restarting our classes

ETCA web admin | June 2, 2021 |

With the move in May to step 3 of the Roadmap out of Covid we’ve been able to start our indoor classes again. There has been some re-organisation of classes with some classes being closed, others re-opened and a couple of new ones starting in June. Check the Classes menu at the side for more details – note that there are two sub-menus, one for Tai Chi classes and another for Lok Hup Ba Fa.

The new classes will be at Danbury on Thursday afternoons and at Broomfield on Monday evenings.

Our instructor ‘committee’ met recently at Oaklands park in Chelmsford to discuss our next steps as Covid recedes, and then had a practise session together afterwards…

“Strum the Peipa”
“Fan penetrates through back”
“Separate foot to the Right”


Category: Classes