Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in London

Study authentic traditional Chen family Taijiquan with Master Michael Tse. Master Tse is one of the most well-known teachers of Qigong, Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Culture in the west. Through the loyalty to his teachers and hard work and dedication, he has built up a strong following of students all around the world.

Master Tse has studied Chen family Taijiquan with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang who is the 19th generation inheritor of the Chen Family Taijiquan skill. He has brought many students to reach a very high level of skill and good health. He is a very approachable teacher and has an unique ability to break down complicated concepts and make them easy to understand. He has students of all levels from new students just starting out on their Taijiquan journey to those who have been studying with him for over 25 years. He has a strong passion for Taijiquan, Qigong, Kung Fu and Chinese Philosophy, and he loves to teach and wants to pass on the traditional Chen Family Taijiquan. In addition to having regular Taijiquan classes in London he loves writing books and articles, and making DVDs to promote the traditional Chinese Qigong and Martial Arts. Master Tse teaches weekly classes in Central London –  Notting Hill.

  • The original style of taijiquan

  • Building stamina and fitness

  • Internal training and martial art

  • Learn to defend against strong attacks using less energy

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Grandmaster Tse’s Taiji Fist

Master Tse shares his thoughts and observations about the art of Chen Taijiquan


Master Tse's Taijifist #22

Loose Chest, Straight Back, Shoulders and Elbows Sunk含胸拔背,沉肩墜肘 In his book, Chen Xin陳鑫 says, “Loose chest, straight back, sink the shoulders and elbows” this is correct for any posture, not just in Taijiquan. However…

Master Tse's Taijifist #21

One Movement After Another Movement, One Position Connects with Another Position上下相隨,內外相合 Chen Xin陳鑫 says in his book, “One Movement after another Movement, one position connects with another position.” This means…

Master Tse's Taijifist #20

Up and Down Movements are Continuous, Internal and External Movements are Related上下相隨,內外相合 Chen Xin陳鑫 continues to describe Taijiquan, “Up and down movements are continuous. Internal and external movements are related.”…

Master Tse's Taijifist #19

Spiralling Movement Help Smooth the Channels纒繞運動,舒暢經絡 Chen Xin陳鑫 said, “Spiralling movements help smooth the channels.” We all know that Taijiquan is good for our health, one reason, particularly in Chen Style Taijiquan,…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #18

Light Body, Turn Easily, Qi Flows Through the Whole body and Reaches the Feet輕靈圓轉,中氣貫足 Chen Xin陳鑫 also said, “Light body, turn easily, Qi flows through the whole body and reaches the feet.” This phrase is hard to…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #17

Calm down, stand straight and mind focused on the movements心靜身正,以意運動 Chen Xin陳鑫 says in his book, “Calm down, stand straight and mind focused on the movements.” This is very clear instruction for anybody practising…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #16

Opening and Closing, Firm and Light. Breathe Naturally開合虚實,呼吸自然 Last time we talked about Chen Xin’s 陳鑫book. In it he also says, “Opening and closing, Firm and Light. Breathe Naturally.” This is a principle of Taijiquan.…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #15

Body Light and External Firm虚領頂勁,氣沉丹田 In the history of Chen Style Taijiquan, the 8th generation had a master named Chen Xin陳鑫 (1849 – 1929) who was famous for his writing and his Taijiquan as well. If we study Chen…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #14

Wu Yu Xiang’s Taiji Poem武禹襄拳經 “Energy of movement is like Chou Si. Preparing the energy in like pulling a bow. Releasing the energy is like shooting the arrow運勁如抽絲,蓄勁如張弓,發勁如放箭.” Wu Yu Xiang’s…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #13

Chou Si Jing抽絲勁 We should now understand that Chen Style Taijiquan movements consist of spiralling and circling movements that come from the Dantian. These kinds of movements are called Chan Si Jing纏絲勁. However, did you know…
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Master Tse’s Taiji Fist #12

Chan Si纏絲 When we practise Chen Style Taijiquan, we must know that the movements should spiral. We call this spiralling Chan Si纏絲. “Chan纏” means “Spiralling” and “Si 絲“means “Silk”. Some people call it “Silk Reeling”,…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #11

Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 part 3 After 3 years Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 could practise his forms 30 times every day! Then one day he asked his cousin to Tui Shou with him. His cousin was very good, and was known in the village of pushing many people…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #10

Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 Part 2 Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 went home to get the tools they need and then went to catch up with his cousin. As promised his cousin was waiting for him be walking slowly and so he quickly caught him back up and then they…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #9

Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 Part 1 My Tai Sigong, Grandmaster Chen Fa Ke 陳發科 reached a very high level of skill. However, when he was a 14 year old, he was ill and weak and felt lump inside his body. Since he was so weak, he needed someone…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #8

Taiji Addiction During Taijiquan 太極拳 practice we should only focus on our movements and think of nothing else. We do not even need to worry about our breathing. We just have to sink our Qi to our Dantian, let everything moves internally…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #7

Beautiful Performance When you watch somebody performing Taijiquan well it looks very beautiful, but it takes a long time and a lot of practice to get to this level. Although the purpose of Taijiquan is not for performance, if you do it well…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #6

Benefits of Taijiquan – 2: Philosophy The second benefit of practicing Taijiquan is you will start to understand philosophy. The more we practice the more we start to see things differently. For example we will understand that we do not need…
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Master Tse’s Taiji Fist #5

Benefits of Taijiquan What benefits will we get when we practice Taijiquan? Although there are five major styles but they all share the same principles, no matter which one we are practicing we can say we are practicing the same Taijiquan and…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #4

Quan 拳 Taijiquan is a martial art, but it is also good for our health as well. Most people practise Tajiquan for their health, but “Quan 拳” means “Fist”. Most Chinese Kung Fu styles have Fist in their name, for example Shaolin…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #3

Two opposite energies Two opposing energies together create a problem and this is a fact in everything we come across. Like day and night, fire and water, winter and summer, man and woman, etc. So if we can balance them then we can have a perfect…
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Master Tse's Taiji Fist #2

Taiji太and Ji極 So what is Taijiquan 太極拳? To understand Taijiquan as a martial art we need to know what Taiji is and what Quan is. “Tai 太” means “Big”. However in Chinese when we write big the character is 大. They look…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #1

Spelling and Pronunciation of Taiji Taiji 太極 , most people will spell it Tai Chi and also pronounce it like this. Today, we should spell it Taiji because this is the correct way to say it. Even so, most people will still say Tai Chi because…

Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang’s 70th Birthday