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Internal Martial Arts

Internal Martial Arts Taìjíquán, literally ‘Grand Pole Boxing’ is currently by far the most popular internal martial art, though in general perception it is rather more for health and well-being than fighting or self-defence. Indeed, health is a pre-condition for any form of combat. Yet self-defence is an art that by definition is non-aggressive. It is designed to favour the weak and old against assailants with superior force. From this starting point, taìjíquán aims first to nourish the physical pre-conditions…

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Taiji and the London Commuter

Taiji and the London Commuter Rush hour in London, the crammed tube journey so many of us face day after day. Struggling through the crowd, only to find yourself smack in the middle of the carriage with nothing to hang onto other than some other tired commuter in a suit. Unless you’re tall enough to be able to reach over everybody’s heads to reach that elusive bar, you’d better force your way through to one that you can reach or…

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Taiji for Health & Posture

  Taiji for Health & Posture The following story is from one of our students who has found great success in learning Zhao Bao Taiji Chuan with Master Yazi Liu.  This is his own experience which we hope you will find interesting.   Master Liu’s Taiji has had a massive positive effect on my posture and coordination. As a child, I was diagnosed with & flat feet. Despite the comic title, this is an extremely debilitating condition in which the…

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Taiji Shoes | Azi School of Taiji

Taiji Shoes

  Taiji Shoes It’s been noticed, that after a certain period of time practicing tai ji, a preoccupation with footwear starts to creep in.  From the straight ahead “these’ll do !” old school gym shoes, to the extremes of rubbery barefoot style technology. Original style kung fu slippers, sneakers, classic trainers, kicks, crepes, gutties, daps,or even plimsolls, call them what you will, the variety is endless.  So aside from from fit, whats important and what should they all have in…

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Classes over the Festive Period 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone! Just to let you know that there will still be some classes over this festive period. These are: Thursday 28 December 2017 – 7pm till 10pm Saturday 30 December 2017 – 5pm till 8pm Thursday 4 January 2018 – 7pm till 10pm After this, normal classes will resume. Enjoy your festive period!  

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Master Yazi Liu & students with the China Wu Shu World Champions

Martial Arts Wu Shu Show by Kung Fu World Champions

An exciting day for Azi School of Taiji as Master Liu was invited to be part of the One and Only Martial Arts Show with China’s Wu Shu World Champions. The event was sponsored by Anglo Chinese Education Foundation, and is part of the celebrations for the 45th anniversary of Anglo-Chinese relations. The event was organised by Shifu HengLong of the Heng Long Kung Fu Club  and the British Martial Arts Association who invited Master Liu to give a demonstration…

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Martial Arts Show 2017 | Azi School of Taiji

Martial Arts (Wu Shu) Show

Firstly, welcome to our new website! We are fortunate to have the contribution of many of our students in  creating and maintaining our new site. Please check back regularly for their insights: from “what is the best martial arts” to “what are the best shoes to train in” or even “what type of teas to drink depending on the seasons”. Secondly, we would like to bring your attention to the British & Chinese Elite International WuShu Show. This event is on…

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Article in Mei Pian – February 2017 – Jenny Zhang

Here is an extract of the article online. Full article can be read here. TaiJi was created as a martial art sometime in the 12th century, based on the concept of yin/yang, as observed in the natural world. The originators, aside from self defence were also interested in good health and longevity. Due to it’s slow movements with gentle turns and twists of the torso, combined with relaxed breathing, TaiJi works on balancing and improved the primary functions of the…

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