Group Wudang Classes
Which Class is Right for Me?
Summer Update: All in-person classes are now outside until September, with a new early morning Qi Gong class during August. The in-person Tuesday Evening Tai Chi class is for all levels, while the Tai Chi for Health class on Tuesday lunchtimes on Stoke Newington Common is just for beginners. Our regular online classes are Thursday evening Qi Gong and Wednesday morning Kung Fu Foundations; the former is a gentle class and the latter is a medium-intensity strength-building class. All online classes are recorded and sent to those who miss lessons.
Students are welcome to train on their own using Lucia’s online tuition series or to book a private lesson; this is currently the only way to study Wudang Sword. If you have any questions about which class to book in for, feel free to get in contact, and to be kept informed of all the latest classes, just sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of the page.
Traditional Wudang Tai Chi
Tuesdays at Millfields Park Tree Circle in Clapton 6.30-8.00pm
Term runs August 2nd to 23rd (Four weeks)
This 90-minute class is for those who want to learn Tai Chi in the most traditional way. It features a stretch warm-up, standing stake, basic skills and the 36-step Secret Transmission Wudang Tai Chi form. This is a rich and varied Tai Chi form which we build brick by brick from our basic skills practice. The class is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced students, with individual tuition given according to the student’s level.
Cost: This 4-week term costs £48 or £40 for concessions. Students can try a class for free, and thereafter either sign up for the rest of term or drop-in for £20 a session.
Tai Chi for Health
Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm @ Stoke Newington Common
Term runs 2nd to 23rd August (Four weeks)
This is an hour-long Tai Chi class for beginners that takes place outdoors when the weather is good and online when it’s not. Students can improve posture while standing in the basic Tai Chi position, while the soft, fluid movements of the 13 Principles Wudang Tai Chi form improve mobility and calm the mind.
Cost: It costs £32 for a four-week term (£8 per hour-long lesson), or students can drop-in for £15 a class. An ‘in-person classes only’ booking option is also available.
Online Kung Fu Foundations
Wednesdays online 8.00-9.00am
Term runs 3rd to 24th August (Four week term)
This hour-long class features minute-long intense burst of kung fu stancework cushioned between gentle exercises with light weights; there is a thorough stretch warm-up at the start and a slow flow section at the end where we are learning the 18-step Kung Fu form. This class is a medium intensity workout suitable for people of average health level, and is an excellent foundation class for all of the internal arts.
Cost: Book in advance for all classes in the term you wish to attend at a rate of £10 per class. £40 for the full term. All classes are recorded.
Online Five Element Qi Gong
Thursdays online Special Summer Timing 11.00am-1.00pm
Term runs 4th August to 1st September (Five weeks)
This is a revision term aimed at people who have already studied the Five Element Qi Gong. Each class will cover a different element and aims to solidify existing knowledge by looking at all the crucial basic skills, walking exercises, changes, form flow and theory. Each lesson will be recorded and put online, and students will have access to it until the end of term. There is an option to assess and certify at the end of the course.
Cost: The term costs £100. Assessment is optional and will cost an extra £100. For this process students send in a video of all five forms and receive personal corrections from Lucia and a certficate stating their level.
Follow Along Qi Gong
Thursdays 7.30-8.30am outdoor spaces around Clapton
Term runs 4th to 25th August (Four Weeks)
This is an easy early morning Qi Gong class that takes place in beautiful outdoor locations around Clapton. We will train simple movements from the Basic Five Element Qi Gong in a follow-along class that allows students to soak up the atmosphere and be with nature.
Cost: Book in for all classes in the term you wish to attend at a rate of £10 per session. Drop-ins are £15. In case of bad weather, class will be cancelled and refunds given.