Open to students from UK, France and Germany our German Summer School is generally very popular.  Running from 21st May until 24th May this course covers aspects of the Li system ranging from Tai Chi to weapons and Sanda training for those interested in competing or just trying it out.  With an evening session on the 20th for instructors and invitees there is something for everyone.  We also run one morning session for children.

Local students offer bed and breakfast and usually evening trips into the area.  Lunch and dinner and everything in between will be prepared and served by our famous international TAO chef team.


  • Education class:   Wednesday 20th May for instructors and invitees and TAO long-distance guests   18:00 – 22:00   –  Venue to be advised
  • Summer School:   Thursday 21st May until  Saturday 23rd May   09:30 – 19:00    –     Sunday 24th May   09:00 until approx. 15:30
  • Venue:   Sporthalle Bauschheim, Am Weinfass 83, 65428 Rüsselsheim am Main
  • Booking:   As soon as possible, thank you!
  • Contact:   for more information and to book please contact Hubert

Open to everybody our French Summer School runs from the 30th May until the 1st June.  With a Friday evening session for Instructors and invited guests on 29th May.  Headed by the Technical Director this course is usually well attended with varied content and lots of friendly students and instructors attending so you will be catered for whatever your ability.


Venue : Gymnase Des 11 Arpents – 5 avenue Général de Gaulle, 37550 Saint-Avertin

Accommodation : local hotels (local members will drive you to the hall) – there is normally a possibility of staying with local TAO members

Refreshments : tea & coffee will be available at break times but please remember to bring your own packed lunch

Evening meal : some members like to meet for an evening meal at a local restaurant. Please ensure to put your name down on the list when you sign in if you would like to go.

If you need any more information please contact Mathilde

Due to COVID-19 this course is currently postponed – date to be confirmed (& may need to be cancelled)

Our UK Summer School is one of the highlights of the year for our UK based students.  A full-board residential course held at the beautiful Harlaxton College in Lincolnshire this course is a must for the serious student.  Being a residential course, attendance is by pre-booking only.

The UK Summer School gives students a well-earned rest from the stresses of everyday life.  Spending five days training under the guidance of the Technical Director provides an invaluable insight into the ethos of the Taoist Arts Organisation and the Li system.   The course covers a variety of skills and disciplines taught by the TAO and is a lovely opportunity to train with students from all over the country including our French and German members.  Training is punctuated with regular tea breaks which offers time to relax and to get to know others.  With special diets catered for by the excellent college catering staff, a social evening and the beautiful architecture and grounds of Harlaxton this course is an experience to be savoured.

If you require a single room please ensure you book early.


Dates :  Sunday 2nd August – Friday 7th August, 2020

Venue :  Harlaxton College, Harlaxton Manor, Harlaxton, Grantham, LIncolnshire, Grantham NG32 1AG

Booking :  details coming soon ….

Contact  :  James