Events, Retreats & Workshops

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Monthly Workshops - Click here for more information.  

2018 Weekend Retreat


The Abbey Sutton Courtenay 15th - 17th June 2018.  The cost for a two night residential Friday afternoon - Sunday afternoon (including your tuition) will be approx £340.  There will be other pricing options for those that would like to camp, take their camper vans or use the B&Bs in the village. Beginners can happily learn alongside more experienced players, and you will spend some time working on your own and with others.  There’s a maximum of 15 people, so if you're interested in joining us, please do contact me ASAP. 

Free Event Tai Chi in the Park Goring-on-Thames 2018

Tai Chi in the Park 2014

Once a year the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) instructors, from all over the UK, run Tai Chi in the Park events to promote Tai Chi and other internal martial arts in the local community.  Instructors, students, practitioners, friends and family will meet in various parks in Great Britain to enjoy an afternoon of Tai Chi, just as it is traditionally done in China.  

Our 2018 event will probably be held in the park opposite the Miller of Mansfield Pub in Goring-on-Thames or the Village Hall if the weather is bad!  No booking required, just turn up, watch or take part, please bring your family and friends … and perhaps a picnic!  Everyone is welcome.  Details to be confirmed.

Self Defence for Women Workshop

These workshops focuses on practical self-defence techniques.  Click here for more details.

Pushing Hands for Women Workshops - These monthly workshops will help you to:

  • Understand why partner work is essential to the progress in tai chi.
  • Understand why ‘peng jin' is the basis of all partner work.
  • Practise 'listening', 'sticking', 'following' and ‘neutralising’.
  • Practise what you have learnt with different partners.

Please contact Eva Koskuba Tel. 0118 988 9856 if you are interested.

Training with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang is the undisputed head of the Chen style. His seminars are always popular, as Chen Xiaowang is not only a great practitioner of the Chen style Taijiquan but also a wonderful teacher taking great care to teach the correct principles of the art. These seminars are invaluable both to beginners and experienced Taijiquan practitioners.  Details to be confirmed.


Please contact me if you’d like to be kept up to date on forthcoming events, or if you would like me to facilitate a workshop for your own club, organisation, family or friends.

You are not required to be particularly fit to take part in tai chi or qigong but if you are in any doubt then it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking part. 

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