Based in Lower Earley (Reading), Berkshire Tai Chi is a long-established company offering instruction in both Yang and Chen style Tai Chi to private, corporate and special needs clients throughout the Royal County and beyond. Established in 1996 the company has many years experience in the instruction of Tai Chi and chi kung.
Berkshire Tai Chi is insured through the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. It is a member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, and a founder member of the Chinese Internal Arts Association.
Berkshire Tai Chi specialises in Yang and Chen styles.
A traditional approach to teaching is followed, which places an equal emphasis on self-defence and the health aspects of this multi-faceted martial art.
The lineage in both styles is impeccable. In the case of (the younger) Yang style the line comes from Grandmaster Yang Sau-chung via his senior student, Master Chu King-hung, whilst the Chen transmission comes directly from Grandmaster Chen Xiao-wang, the current head of Chen family tai chi and a direct descendant of the founder of tai chi, Chen Wang-ting. Since 2001 we have also been receiving transmissions from Chen Yingjun, Grandmaster Chen's middle son and a highly-regarded master in his own right.
With multiple training centres and experienced instructors, the school is able to offer tailored tuition to a wide range of experience levels. The programmes, both tailored and open access, are designed to be rewarding and fun, helping each individual to make the most of his, or her, potential.