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

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It's best to focus on one category at a time, starting by clicking the

  bottom video in that section and working your way to the top. The

 sets are listed more or less in order of difficulty with the easiest 

sets and sequences nearer the top of this page


New Videos 

Autumn 2021 

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New Autumn 2021 Warm Up routine

New Loosening / Stretching / Warm Up routine for everyone 

Beijing 24 Complete Beginners foundation exercises

Posture & basic TaiChi stepping,  plus meet my cat ;-P  

Empty Step and simple White Crane exercise 

Changing Direction, using the 'rock-step'  

Adding Rolling the Ball arms to the rock step 

Beginning to build the form: 

 1. Opening Movement 

2. Parting the Wild Horses Mane - NEW 2/10

 3. White Crane Spreads Wings - in full 

note that the video for the class on 30/9 is second from bottom, above

The B24 section is particularly useful for anyone who is learning Beijing 24 Tai Chi is particularly useful to the new Thursday 2.30pm and Wednesday 12.15pm  St Marks classes.  Videos will be added weekly to cover what was taught in class, aiding accurate practice at home

ShiBaShi 1st Set - Including The Internal Aspect

Taking each movement and going deeper. 

These videos will teach you to lead the energy via mind intent move by move.

 If you aren't familiar with ShiBaShi you can use the videos which will be published below throughout September to learn the movements first, then add the intent / visualisations later

 Introduction and movements 1 & 2 

Movements 3 & 4  

Movements 5 & 6 coming next

Chinese Eye Health Exercises

By exercising the eye focus / gaze we can improve eyesight and also influence the health of the whole body

The mind is used to lead the energy in this internal set of exercises which is based upon the 5 Element theory of Chinese Medicine

Each movement includes exercise for the body and for the eyes

1. Wood Exercise to smooth the Liver & Gall Bladder Qi Flows 

2. Fire Exercise to activate the Heart & Small Intestine Qi Flows 

3. Earth Exercise to support the Stomach & Spleen Qi Flows 

4. Metal Exercise to adjust the Lung & Large Intestine Qi Flows 

First 4 FOLLOW ME 

5. Water Exercise to lubricate the Kidney & Bladder Qi Flows 

6. Daoist Acupoint massage to harmonise the 5 Flows 

Full set follow along - British Health Qigong Association NEW 7/10


Continue below for Completed Sets 

and all other

videos posted before Autumn 2021

Taoist Yoga

A short floor based routine in 3 parts

Always practice all three parts to form one routine

 supplement your Taoist Yoga practice with the Taoist Qigong Meditations in the meditation section

Introduction and background info (a short 3 minute watch)  

Part 1 - Preparing and Ingesting the Elixir of Immortality 

Part 2 - Massage to warm the body and activate Qi

Part 3 - stretches 1

Part 3b- stretches 2 


Follow-me Qigong sequences and sets

Various Qigong sequences and sets in a FOLLOW ALONG format
For the teaching breakdowns for some of these sets see relevant teaching sections below.  Beginners should review the teaching videos first for safe practice and approach their practice slowly, without forcing or straining

Mon Fri Zoom class recording Daoyin Yang Sheng Gong & ShiBaShi 1 

One hour Zoom class recording - Shaolin exercises: seated / standing

Joint loosening with music -12 mins - from a recent Zoom class


Spinal Stretches in the snow - follow me sequence with music

Dragon Qigong exercises - follow me sequence with music

Tiger Qigong exercises - follow me sequence with music

Bird Qigong exercises - follow me with music


Yang Sheng Gong full set with music

Yang Sheng Gong -13,14,15  

Yang Sheng Gong -10,11,12 

Yang Sheng Gong - 7,8,9 

Yang Sheng Gong - 4,5,6 

Yang Sheng Gong 1,2,3 

Shi Ba Shi Second set - 18 Movement Taiji Qigong -whole form 

Shi Ba Shi, SECOND Set: 18 Movement Taiji-Qigong- first half only 

Shi Ba Shi, First Set: 18 Movement Taiji-Qigong 

Traditional Yi Jin Jing - Muscle Tendon Metamorphosis

Ba Duan Jin - 8 Sections of Brocade / 8 Pieces of Gold / 8 Precious Treasures

Wudang 13 Yang Sheng Gong- Wudang Life Force-Nourishing exercises 

Qigong mixed-sequence from 2017 classes

Brushing the Shoes, Separating Heaven & Earth, Phoenix Heralds the Dawn 

Individual Qigong TUTORIALS 

This group of videos is not a 'set'. Each link is a 

 single, stand alone exercise

Joint loosening #3 (December 2020) - some new exercises

Joint loosening #2 everyday routine- easy to follow 

Seated 5 Animals -  one exercise for each animal

Five movement Qigong sequence using movements from ShiBaShi2 

MaWangDui Opening Movement - great for soothing the mind

Returning to Mountain- Energy boosting set part 2 

Embracing Tiger - Energy boosting set part 1 

What is Qi, Qigong & Tai Chi (a talk) 

Chair Based Meditative Stretches for all

Joint Loosening Exercises / warm up - everyday practice

Ben's Qigong- we often finish our classes with this lovely soothing set

Lung Qi Fortifying Exercises

Tracing the 12 Meridians / The Meridian Clock 


Tracing the 12 with affirmations to balance body / energy / spirit

Tracing the  12 Pathways (no affirmations)

11 & 12 Gall Bladder and Liver 

9 & 10 Pericardium and Triple Burner

7 & 8 Bladder and Kidney

Follow me and trace the first 6 Meridians

5 & 6 Heart & Small Intestine Meridians

3 & 4 Stomach & Spleen Meridians 

1 & 2 Lung & Large Intestine Meridians

Introduction - please watch this one first 

Shi Ba Shi Taiji-Qigong 

1st Set

This is an easy set to follow along to, i'm in the process of making in depth tutorials for all movements, see very top of this page. . Take it easy and slow, within your personal limitations

Follow Me ShiBaShi Taiji-Qigong 1st Set 

Presenting the Lotus at the Temple - Shaolin Qigong

A short  (single video) sequence for the purpose of connecting and cultivating  one's Jing (Essence) Qi (Energy) and Shen (Spirit) 

Tutorial and follow me (mixed with start of Yi Jin Jing) 


BEIJING 24 Tai Chi Chuan

Beginners and Improvers

The following videos below teach the whole 24 form, in order

Start from the bottom of the list 

Beijing 24 - Whole Form with Cherry plus voice prompts and music 

Beijing 24  Apparent close-up & cross hands & form closing movement 

Beijing 24   Turn press parry punch 

Beijing 24 - Flash Through Back 

Beijing 24   Needle to Sea Bottom

Beijing 24    Fair Lady Working at Shuttles 

Beijing 24  Snake Creeps Down - 10 things to check and practice 

Beijing 24   Snake Creeps Down & Golden Rooster Stands on one Leg, L & R

Beijing 24   Turn, kick with left heel & prepare

Beijing 24   Box Ears and Right Heel Kick 

Beijing 24   High Pat on the Horse 

Beijing 24   Cloud Hands &  2nd Single Whip

Beijing 24   Single Whip 

Beijing 24   Grasp The Sparrows Tail L & R 

Beijing 24   Step Back Repulse Monkey 

Beijing 24   Playing the Lute

Beijing 24   Updated version of White Crane NEW 28/9/21 

Beijing 24   White Crane Spreads Wings & Brush Knee Press Forwards

Beijing 24   Opening & Part Wild Horses Mane

Beijing 24 - Full form practice / demos and other B24 stuff

Click here for the names of each movement in English and Chinese  THEN click the arrow at the end of each name to hear the Chinese pronunciation

Beijing 24   Whole Form - Back View - Master Tary Yip

Beijing 24   Whole Form - Front view - Master Faye Yip 

Beijing 24 - Cherry & teacher in China 2011 - notice his different style 

B24 Form Practice at Mytchett 18/3/20

B24 Form practice 2018 - notice the improvement since then ;)

Three Common Taiji mistakes in Beijing 24 

Joint loosening / stretches #3 

Joint loosening / warm up exercises #2

Joint Loosening / warm up exercises #1


Tai Chi Single Fan Form (Yang Style) 

For more Taiji weapons demos see Chen Taiji section just below


For experienced learners only

Do not attempt movements from this section unless you have taken 

corresponding Chen Style Taijiquan lessons

Chen Taiji Weapons

The Thirteen Techniques Of Chen Straight Sword 

These videos will help students to identify which technique is which, along with the Chinese name. They should give students a broad idea of the requirements of each technique. A more in depth look at each technique can then be provided in class, building on these basics:

Part 1: Stab (Ci), Scoop (Liao), Hang (Gua), Supporting block (Jia) 

Part 2: Lift (Tuo), Point (Dian), Neutralise (Hua), Slice (Mo) 

Part 3: Jie (Intercept), Pi (Cut), Sao (Sweep), Tui (Push), Zha (Plunge) 


Chen Taiji Straight Sword (Jian) demo 

Chen Broadsword / Sabre (Dao) Form - A slow walk and talk through


Chen Double Fan Form Demo 


Chen Taiji Hand Form Videos

(See section above for Tai Chi Principles) 

Laojia Yi Lu music with spoken form names in Chinese 

Chen Juan - Chen TJQ Ba Fa chan si jin (8 methods silk reeling)


Cloud Hands

Farnborough Seminar (Nov 2015) 

Xie Xing - Diagonal Posture

High Pat on Horse - Gao Tan Ma 

Flash Through Back 

Shan Tong Bei - Flash Through Back 

Green Dragon out of the water

Form demonstration (Feb 2018) 

NEW Joint loosening / warm up routine, for a change

London Tai Chi Competition - Silver Medal Group Form - SHTC Students

London Tai Chi Competition - Gold Medal Group Form - Cherry & Chums

Cloud Hands - supplemental info- watch first before the one below

Cloud Hands corrections from my WHJ notes (but these principles apply in so many other places!) - 25 mins

Silk Reeling- Peng Lu Ji An- follow me 

First 5 movements of Laojia Follow me slowly 

A peek inside my notebooks #1: Body requirements and standing meditation

Joint Loosening Exercises / warm up - everyday practice

More Energetic Basics

A Brief History of Chen Taiji and a peek at my practice space (2013)

 RETREAT 5/11-1/12 

These fun videos were made by Cherry one a day during the second Lockdown of 2020, to help keep students entertained, occupied and to perhaps try something that you wouldn't otherwise try, because variety and using the brain in different ways is good to keep it agile and young and laughing is so good for us! 

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