Tai Chi

Over the past seven years we have entered into competition at National, International and World levels. Our team of coaches are trained to Governing Body standard and most are also qualified judges/referees. Most of our competitors enter into at least two of the following disciplines.

Semi-contact sparring performed on an 8x8m matted area. Accumulation of points is by kicking and punching the opponent – using no more than 10% of your power. Points are also scored by either taking your opponent to the floor or pushing him/her out of the area. Bouts are 3 two minute rounds.

Qingda Rules

A full-contact version of Qingda – Sanshou competition is performed on a raised platform or Lei Tai (very much like a boxing ring but without the ropes). Our Sanshou athletes are trained to a very high standard of physical fitness. Bouts are 3 two minute rounds.

Sanshou Rules

Competitors test out the effectiveness of the T’ai Chi principle elements within a 6m circle. Combining the elements of Peng, Lu, Chi, An, Ts’ai, Lieh, Chou and K’ao athletes try to out-manoeuvre one another scoring points by forcing their opponent out of the area or by making them lose balance.

Tui Shou Rules – Coming soon

This is a form of Chinese Wrestling combining the techniques of Tui Shou (above) with throws and take-downs. Performed on an 8x8m matted area scores are gained when your opponent has at least 3 limbs on the floor or is forced out of the area. Contests are a duration of 3 two minutes with a 30 second break in between.

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