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Introduction and free trial sessions 2018

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 at the end of August/beginning of September. Exact dates and times will be posted here in a few weeks.

New Tai Chi Beginners courses in April 2018

End of April we started two Tai Chi beginners courses (Beginners 1) of 10 lessons. You can still join. This is the ideal course if you are new to T'ai Chi. The next lessons will be on Wednesday 2 May (21:00 - 22:00) on Thursday 3 May (19:15 - 20:15). 

Free Tai Chi summer training

We invite everyone to join us in a free Tai Chi training that is easy to follow yet can bring one profound benefits, be it physically, emotionally or mentally. The training runs from 21 June untill 11 of July but you can start any time.

Check taichituning.com/theliondance/ for more info, precise instructions on how to do the exercises and how to sign up.

Tai Chi Summertraining

From 12 - 18 August we will organize our yearly Summer training in the beautiful university town of Limerick. Open to all Tai Chi students - beginners and advanced. Check here for more info Tai Chi Summer Training 2018

Weekly contemplation

"When a person
finds their Tao
Heaven is gentle"

from "Actions and Retributions - attributed to Lao Tze", by Stuart Alve Olson

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.