Seminars, Workshops, and Visiting Masters

Chen Taijiquan is one of the most traditional of China's martial systems with an unbroken history of almost 400 years. Our school was set up with the mission of promoting Taijiquan as practised in its birthplace Chenjiagou. This year our school has an extensive program of seminars, including several overseas.

If you want to deepen your understanding of Chen Taijiquan, then keep the following dates free in your diaries!

2017 Workshops in the UK

Workshops are held at Croft Memorial Hall, Mustard Lane, Croft, Cheshire WA3 7DS WA3 7DS or (where indicated) the Birchwood Leisure and Tennis Complex Birchwood Leisiure and Tennis Complex, WA3 7PQ

29th January 12:00:16:00
Introduction to Tuishou and Taiji Bang (Birchwood - Studio)
26th February
Pear Blossom Spear and White Ape Staff Part 2
26 March
Single Sword part 1
30 April
Single Sword part 2
25 June
Laojia Yilu Method and Practice
30 July
Single Sabre
27 August
Internal Methods of Taijiquan
24 September
15 October
Laojia Erlu
5 November
Tuishou Method
17 December
Fan Form
Venues / subjects may change depending on availability of rooms suitable for weapons forms. Please watch for updates on Facebook!

Chen Ziqiang

Chen Ziqiang 陈自强

3rd - 7th May

Chen Ziqiang is the Chief Coach of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan School in Chenjiagou. As well as being a multiple national champion of China, he has coached many of his students to regional and national tournament success in China. This is a fantastic opportunity for in-depth training with one of the foremost 20th generation teachers of Chen Taijiquan.

Xinjia Yi Lu

The 83 posture Xinjia Yilu (New Frame, First Routine) was devised by 17th Generation Chen Master Chen Fa Ke, The form contains more obvious spiral and rotational movements than the Laojia Yilu form and more clearly contrasts fast and slow movements, designed to store energy, followed by movements that expel energy. The practice of the new frame adds to one’s understanding of the Laojia Yilu form.

Wed 3rd May 9.00-11.00am & 12.45-2.45pm

Thu 4th May 12.30-2.30pm & 3.30-6.00pm

Fri 5th May 9.30am-12noon & 2.00-6.00pm

Culcheth Sports Club, Charnock Rd, Culcheth WA3 5SHCulcheth Sports Club, WA3 5SH

Chen Taijiquan Sword (Jian ) Form

The Taiji sword (jian) is a weapon characterised by nimbleness and agility. This is reflected in the traditional saying that "the sabre is like a ferocious tiger, the sword is like a swimming dragon". Practising the sword form develops flexibility and expansion of the major joints and stable controlled footwork. The seminar will focus upon the Chen Taiji sword form – one of the oldest weapon forms in the system.

Sat 6th 10.00am-5.00pm (2 hour lunch)

Sun 7th May 10.00am-5.00pm (2 hour lunch)

Culcheth High School, Warrington Rd, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 5HHCulcheth High School, WA3 5HH

The Grange

Taiji residential weekend at The Grange

29th Sept to 1st October

An entire Georgian country house in picturesque Shropshire has been reserved for us for a weekend of Taijiquan retreat. This is one of CTGB's most popular events of the year. The residential weekends offer an opportunity for focused training in beautiful surroundings, with fantastic food and good company. The Grange, Grange Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE


International Chen Taijiquan Training Camp - Cerkno, Slovenia

14th - 21st August 2018

For the last time in Europe, Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing will be leading 6 days of in-depth training of the Chen 83 New Frame First Routine. He will be assisted by his son Chen Ziqiang who will also be teaching push hands (optional) each day. Cerkno, Slovenia

Email to book or for further details.

David teaching

Other Seminars

David and Davidine regularly travel far afield to teach in affiliated schools.

  • Sept 12 - Reading, England. Contact Viki Lloyd ( mob: 07500 835040 tel: 01189 566451)
  • October 6-9 - Ljubljana, Slovenia. Contact Biljana Dušić / Dragan Lazarevic (+386 40 169 289)
  • October 23-29 - Bergen, Norway. Contact Øystein Alsaker (+47 975 86 635)

Please contact us for more information should you be interested in attending any of these seminars.

Further details will be posted in school newsletters and on Facebook, and in Google Calendar (
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For details please contact:
David/Davidine Tel: 01925 767597 or 07703 458801/0771 2616920