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Introduction and free trial sessions 2017

Would you like to experience what T'ai Chi feels like and whether you would enjoy studying the art at our school? Then attend one of our next free introductions on either Saturday 2 September from 11:30 - 13:00 or Sunday 3 September from 19:00 - 20:30.

Beginners courses April 2017

Beginning of September we will start two Tai Chi beginners courses (Beginners 1) of 10 lessons. This is the ideal course if you are new to T'ai Chi. One will start on Monday September 4 (from 19:45 - 20:45). The other on Thursday September 7 (from 21:00 - 22:00).

2017 Summer training

Each year students and teachers of our school gather to relax and deepen our Tai Chi or start to learn it if you have not done it before. This year's summer  training will be held from August 13 - 19 in Limerick, Ireland. Klick here for more information.

Weekly contemplation

"To remove a mountain is easy,
to change a man's temperament
is more difficult"

"If I want to live longer
I must learn Tai Chi
and accomplish it
both physically and mentally.
To accomplish it mentally
is much more difficult"

Tai Chi master T.T. Liang (1900 - 2001)

The Art of Tai Chi

T’ai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese martial art, that is based on softness rather than strength, that is studied for relaxation , health and self-defence. . De kunst is gebaseerd op ontspanning, balans en bewustheid in plaats van op spierkracht. De heilzame effecten van T''ai Chi zijn velerlei. Door regelmatig te oefenen ontspant je hele lichaam, worden je gewrichten soepeler, verbetert je bloedsomloop en wordt je geest leeg. Jong of oud, iedereen kan T'ai Chi beoefenen. Het ultieme doel van T'ai Chi is het opgaan in de Tao. Hoewel niet te benoemen, zou je het de spontane weg der dingen kunnen noemen.

Cheng Man-Ch'ing: Master of 5 excellences

The T'ai Chi that we teach is the Yang Style Short Form as passed on by Patrick Watson (1935 - 1992), senior student of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing (1901-1975). Prof Cheng Man-Ch'ing  was known as a master of the 5 excellences, being painting, calligraphy, medicine, poetry and T'ai Chi CHuan. Read more


When you start a Beginners 1 course with us, you can ask for a beginners package T'ai Chi. This consists of shoes, a DVD and a poster. The DVD and poster are a good support for your personal practice of the form. The typical T'ai Chi shoes have been the perfect footwear to practice this delicate art for ages.

Would you like to rent our space?

Our school is located in the center of Amsterdam, at Kerkstraat 441. which is close to the 'Skinny Bridge'. If you are interested to use our space please send an e-mail to: info@taichichuan.nl. The space consists of an entrance room, the main space (about 80 m2, with heated bamboo floor and mirror wall) and a small backroom. 

Special student rate

To encourage you as a student to include the art of relaxation as part of your curriculum we  have a special student fee of only 7,50 per hour.