Surrey and Hants Tai Chi and Qigong

Surrey and Hampshire's authentic Tai Chi and Health Qigong school. Classes for beginners and above near Aldershot Farnham Farnborough Camberley. Our teachers are students of Master Wang Haijun. You'll love what we do!

Training in China Blog

Our instructor, Cherry Collins, has now travelled to China five times, including three periods of full time residential Taiji Shaolin Quan & Qigong training, in 2009, 2011 and 2012, totalling 12 months. Below is an account of Cherry's fourth trip to China in 2013 and below that an account of her second trip in 2011

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2013 Training Tour

Posted by Cherry Collins on September 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Hello from Beijing- July 2013


Just a quick update to let you know my training in Beijing is going well. I have my own (very small) room in a cheap hostel. I had to laugh when I saw my 'home' for the next month - Basically you open the door and clamber onto the bed and then shut the door!  

But it's not a problem, the room is adequate and clean and the graffitti is somewhat amusing. Every morning, I rise at about 5.30 and walk to a nearby park. I buy a...

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2011 Training trip - the first two weeks

Posted by Cherry Collins on January 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Shanghai 15-17  April 2011

I flew into Shanghai on 15th April 2011 for my second training visit to China, the first trip was in 2009 when I trained full-time for six months.This time around,...

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A stay on Mount Wudang (Wudangshan)

Posted by Cherry Collins on January 3, 2012 at 1:05 AM

July 2011

As I mentioned in an earlier entry, there has been a lengthy drought in Shandong province, where I am staying. The lake just up the road from the school which supplies the farmers and villagers with 100% of their water requirements completely dried up and the school spring also ran dry

The school's headmaster made several trips to town to buy barrels of drinking water, s...

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Chinese Martial Arts Competition

Posted by Cherry Collins on January 1, 2012 at 7:45 PM

8th August 2011

About a month ago I decided to prolong my stay in China by a month so that  I could take some time off of training to visit Wudangshan (see next blog entry) and so that i could participate in a Chinese Martial Arts competition which the Tai Chi master was keen for me to enter.

After returning from my Wudangshan trip I began training in earnest for the competition. I was being entered in two sections - Chen Taijiquan ...

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Back to the UK at last

Posted by Cherry Collins on January 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

18th August 2011

Well the time has flown by and i'm now back in the UK teaching again. The last month at the school was enjoyable and I took some time off at weekends to swim in the lake which was  full again after the drought which caused the school well, lake and rivers to completely dry up. Some weekends i'd h...

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