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!

Surrey and Hants Tai Chi Latest News

Master Wang Haijun will teach 6 seminars for students of SHTC in 2018

Master Wang Haijun Workshops in Mytchett and Aldershot

White (Taiji) Van Lady spotted in Surrey and Hants! 

Winter SHTC clothing now in stock

Surrey & Hants Tai Chi in the new edition of Tai Chi Chuan Magazine

Please Support SHTC Student Tony raise funds for Scope UK

Surrey & Hants Tai Chi WINNERS at London Taiji Competition 

Cherry gets silver in two events at UK Open Tai Chi Championships

At the 'UK Open Championships' in Oxford. Cherry came second in the Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Sabre forms in the 'open' category. 

Chen Style Tai Chi Double Fan Seminar 

  

This is the fourth year that we have offered our popular

Chen Style Tai Chi Double Fan Seminar 

The event took place over two days and everyone completed the form in good time.

To view the full gallery of pics taken during the seminar click on the pic below which will take you to our facebook page. Remember to like our page whilst you're there to receive updates from us :)

 

This event runs once a year, or more often if there is a demand. Once you have learnt the form, regular 2-hour review sessions operate on weekends, once a month. 

Please contact us if you'd like to be put on the mailing list for info about the next 2 day seminar.

 

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2014 - Saturday 26 April 10am

 

Surrey and Hants Tai Chi were pleased to participate in this year's World Tai Chi & Qigong day in Nonsuch Park, Cheam.

Cherry was one of the guest instructors at this global event which takes place in 80 countries worldwide.   Sixteen SHTC members came along for this fun day out which included a mass participation of the Beijing 24 forms and Ba Duan Jin Qigong. Free 20-minute taster workshops included Yang Tai Chi, 5 Animals Qigong, Chi-Do and Chen Cannon Fist (taught by Cherry).   The weather stayed dry and the sun shone for the meet which concluded with demonstrations from various teachers and a picnic.

 

 

 

Cherry's Impromptu Tai Chi Jamming session on the Southbank

 

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In Pied Piper fashion, Cherry was lured by the music of a distant lone violin. She followed the haunting melody to find this charming and talented musician busking on his pitch on London's Southbank. What happened next was inevitable.....

Embrace the moment, go with the flow, enjoy life! 

SHTC Clothing (Tee's and Hoodys) back in stock

 

 Cat not included ;-P

I've just collected the latest batch of Hoodys (BLACK) and T-Shirts and all sizes are back in stock.

Please visit the webstore to order 

Please order online so I can bring your item to the next class

Hoodys:  Click here

T Shirts:  Click here 

31-1-14 - Chinese New Year Classes and 2-2-14 CNY London Trip


CNY Classes 
Friday 31st January was Chinese New Year and we welcomed the Year of the Horse.
Our Friday venues were decorated with paper lanterns and other auspicious decorations and each student who attended any of the 6 classes that day received a red envelope with a lucky gift inside.
 
CNY London Day Out
On Sunday 2nd February, the London Chinese New Year Celebrations took place in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. 
Cherry and some of the students from SHTC travelled up to London together where we mingled with the crowds and did a spot of souvenir shopping before watching the cultural displays in Trafalgar Square. 
 
 

Surrey and Hants Tai Chi helping in the local community

Winter 2013/14  

Self development via the practice of Taijiquan 

When we begin learning a martial art or discipline such as Taijiquan, there is a code of ethics which is part of the whole package. These ethics include character traits such as Justice, Kindness, and Sincerity. So it is through the practice of our Art we become better people.

Through pushing hands and other 2-person drills, it soon becomes clear how our physical actions impact directly upon another person. Previously in our lives we may have acted without self-control and inadvertently hurt others, physically and emotionally.  But via Taiji & Qigong we learn a new control over ourselves and we learn to direct all of our actions with a speed accuracy and timing which is entirely appropriate to the situation, no more, no less.  

This brings us to realise that, outside of the training hall, our actions, and lack of action, also impact  greatly on others and so with our new awareness we try to make all of our interactions with others positive ones, transforming ourselves into higher beings in the process.

Below is a project which touched Cherry this winter, and through which Cherry and students of SHTC are using their directed positive action in a way which benefits others who have hit rock bottom. 

Cherry is helping out with regular overnight shifts at the shelter which provides a warm safe place to sleep, companionship and a hot meal for Aldershot's street homeless.  Showering and clothes washing facilities are also provided by 'The Vine Day Centre' where the homeless are helped to get back into employment . Students have been showing their support by donating overwhelming amounts of food and warm clothing, who drop their gifts in at our classes. A couple of our students are also volunteering at the shelter. 

Would you like to help?

Donations of coffee, sugar and men's boxers (preferably new or very lightly worn)  are particularly needed at this time, but any non-perishable food, toiletries or washing powder is appreciated

 

Cherry wins medals for her Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan

 

26 AUGUST 2013 

Cherry wins Gold & Silver Medals in the International Tai Chi Competition in Jiaozuo, China.

Surrey & Hants Tai Chi Instructor, Cherry Collins won her division (Ladies Traditional Chen Tai Chi Laojia Form) at the the Jiaozuo International Tai Chi Competition in China this August. Cherry also came second in the Chen Style Tai Chi Sword section of the Jiaozuo International Competition, earning her a gold & a silver medal.

 Video Below: August 2013: Cherry performs her gold-medal winning routine at the Jiaozuo International Taijiquan competition in China.

Cherry's performance starts at 20 seconds into the video. (Front centre in white)  

 

 

Pic  Cherry is pictured with her teacher, Master Wang Hai Jun at the competition in China 

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 JUNE 2013 

Cherry in the medals at the

2013 London Traditional Taiji Competition 

 

That's me (Cherry Collins) after picking up 1st place (Gold) medal for my Chen (Open) Hand Form, 2 bronzes (3rd place) - must try harder... for my Chen Sabre and Sword forms and a Silver (2nd Place) for second best form overall (all styles / forms) in the 2013 London (Competition for Traditional Taijiquan - open category. Thanks to everyone for the congrats and kind remarks on my win :) I'm pleased to have noticed a lot of progress in the classes recently, so perhaps in 2014 some of YOU might like to enter and i'll come to cheer you on! 


Surrey and Hants Tai Chi in the news

 

15 November 2013 

The quarterly publication of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain "Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts" magazine has published an four page article written by Cherry this month. Cherry talks about her stay in China this year and in particular what it was like competing at the world's biggest Tai Chi competition and an emotional visit to the birthplace of Chen Tai Chi, Chenjiagou Village,  with her teacher Master Wang, Hai Jun.  

 

27 Sept 2013 

 The Aldershot Star & Courier carried an article on Cherry on the front page this week

 7 March 2013 

 

 Above: A recent article about the class I run for the Sandhurst Indian Community Group.