CIAA Classes

Below you will find all our classes. If you wish to see just simple information for beginners (including classes), go to www.taichiforeverybody.com

All classes take place in Swallowfield LF, Reading

Classes (Group Lessons) - These are ideal for those who wish to take up Taijiquan or other Internal Arts as a recreational activity. Everything that is of importance in developing Internal Power is taught and practised in regular classes, but of necessity the classes are designed to cater for the different abilities and aspirations of many students.
For those that wish to deepen their knowledge, other options are also available - individual tuition, instructor courses, advanced group tuition, etc.

Below is a list of weekly classes. For those unable to attend weekly classes we have once-a-month classes.

Balance for Life & Qigong

Tuesday10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday10:00 - 11:00
Fees: £8 pay as you go

Taijiquan (Chen style)

Monday - Laojia 19:00 - 20:30     intermediate/advanced
20:30 - 21:30     Pushing Hands and Applications
Tuesday - Laojia19:00 - 20:30     beginners/intermediate
20:30 - 21:00     Pushing Hands
Wednesday - Xinjia18:30 - 20:00     not for beginners
Thursday - Laojia10:00 - 11:30     beginners/intermediate
19:00 - 20:30     beginners/intermediate
(also see Taijiquan once-a-month classes below)

Chen Double Fan

Wednesday11:00 - 12:00

Yiquan

Wednesday20:00 - 21:30
(also see Yiquan once-a-month classes below)

Baguazhang

Thursday18:00 - 19:00
(also see Bagua once-a-month classes below)

Fees and Terms

The 8-week terms in 2018 start during the week beginning on 29 January, 26 March, 21 May, 16 July, 10 September and 5 Novemeber - Taiji exercises and Qigong can be started anytime.

Fees can be paid per term (8 weeks) or per individual session (shorter terms adjusted pro-rata):

session length 8-week term one session
one-hour class     £ 64     £ 10
one-and-a-half-hour class     £ 96     £ 15
two-hour class     £ 128     £ 20
two-and-a-half-hour class     £ 160     £ 25

The above fee includes a CIAA membership (otherwise this costs £35 a year) that includes: For the first lesson, come along to any of the beginners classes at the beginning of the term. Those wishing to attend more than one lesson per week (of the same type) will be charged £5 for each additional lesson (payable on the day).


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CIAA Once-a-month classes (February through November)

disclaimer: Each class below has its regular slot (day of the month) but check the diary of events as any (infrequent) exception would be shown there.

Chen style Taijiquan - on the third Saturday of each month (but see disclaimer) above

There are two classes available:

Laojia - Old Style.

When:10:30 to 16:30
Fees:£55 per single session, £200 CIAA members for five consecutive sessions

Xinjia - New Style. Knowledge of Laojia is strongly recommended for this course.

When:14:30 to 18:30
Fees:£50 per single session, £180 CIAA members for five consecutive sessions

Pushing hands will be taught in both classes in parallel with the forms.
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Yiquan - on the second Saturday of the month (but see disclaimer) above

When:10:30 to 17:30
Fees:£60 per single session, £230 CIAA members for five consecutive sessions
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Xingyiquan - on the second Saturday of the month (but see disclaimer) above

When:08:30 to 10:30
Fees:£25 per single session, £90 CIAA members for five consecutive sessions
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Baguazhang - on the third Saturday of the month (but see disclaimer) above

When:08:30 to 10:30
Fees:£25 per single session, £90 CIAA members for five consecutive sessions
See syllabus for further information on course contents.

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Pushing Hands for Women - on the third Friday of the month through to November (but see disclaimer) above

When:14:00 to 16:00
Fees:£20 per single session, £64 CIAA members for four consecutive sessions