Applied Tai Chi Harrogate

Learn the martial art of Tai Chi at the Harrogate Tai Chi Center. 

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What is Applied Tai Chi

Applied Tai Chi classes are not your regular Tai Chi classes! Learn a short form, then explore the conditioning and partner practices to develop strength, structure, relaxation and deep awareness. Our classes blend authentic Tai Chi movements with dynamic push hands exercises, practical applications and a mixture of traditional and modern conditioning exercises. Tai Chi is a principle based martial art providing a great cross training opportunity.  Especially valuable as time or injury gets in the way of your regular practice.

"Things have their roots and branches. Affairs have their beginnings and their ends. To know what is first and what is last will lead one near the Way."
Confucius The Great Learning

Understanding not just the form but also the function of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art will lead any practitioner so much closer to a personal understanding of the art and greatly enhance not just the martial but also the health benefits received.


Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi Form

Tai Chi push hands practice

Pushing Hands & Application


Neigong & Conditioning

Malaysian Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi

Cheng Man Ching's art of Tai Chi as practiced by the Chinese diaspora in Malaysia is a wonderfully unique expression of Tai Chi Chuan and martial arts skills. Find out more about how this distinct branch of Tai Chi came into being and why it was so effective in this article on our parent Zhong Ding site.  Explore more details of what we teach below!


We train Tai Chi in Harrogate Tai Chi Center, just off of Cornwall Road in the upper of the two rotundas.  We are mostly covered but it certainly pays to wear a few more layers in the winter months. It's a stunning location and it reinforces the connection that we have with the natural world and the Daoist art of Tai Chi as a natural practice.

Parking is available on both Cornwall road and also Valley Drive. Valley Drive usually requires a local Harrogate permit but not on Sundays when we run our classes.

Harrogate Tai Chi Center

The Old Chapel

282 Skipton Road


North Yorkshire


Sunday, 11:00 - 12:00

Price £8 per class*

*£4 if previous tai chi meditation attended

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What is Applied Tai Chi

Principle based approach is valuable to cross train along side any martial arts system and though great for any age is especially useful if you find the wear and tear of time or injury are complicating your existing practice.