We had our last Thursday class in the community halls last week, having been there since the early 90s. Here is a video of some of the many students who have attended over the years. Looking forward now to the new Saturday morning class in Shakespeare St starting 12th August.
Five Winds Tai Chi Chuan - Glasgow
Nearby gyms & sports facilities
Community Central Halls 304 Maryhill Road
Oakbank Industrial Estate
Five Winds School of Tai Chi Chuan (Glasgow). Follow links to class information
Get in touch Five Winds Tai Chi Chuan Glasgow - Instructor Stephen Douglas.
Whether learning Tai Chi Chuan for general fitness & wellbeing, or as a means of effective self defence, classes cover a full curriculum of Wu-Cheng Tai Chi Chuan, including hand form, push hands, application, weapons forms, self defence, and Nei Kung. Weekly classes in Shakespeare Street Youth Club (Tuesday) & Maryhill Community Central Halls (Thursday).
Operating as usual
Leo now learning straight sword, and enjoying the new challenge. He reports doing the sword as making him think about his hand form movement, and in finding connections and new questions to explore. Keep up the good work Leo!
Looking forward to Saturday morning training to start the weekend off well
A clip sent to of Derek and Leo practicing repulse monkey , Shakespeare St , 21st May
Some photos from last Sundays workshop. Thanks to everyone who came along, and nice to see some Edinburgh friends
Darren and Leo practice sabre at last Thursday class
For your diary
David (nearest) recently completed spear form, practicing here with Jim in Thursdays class. Looking now at application and push spears to develop understanding, which in turn helps improve the form. Well done David
Two of our newest class members who recently completed square form and are now starting round form, coming to grips here with square push hands, one of the eight styles we practice.
A call for help,please ………..
If you could take 2 minutes to visit our website, I would be very grateful. Changed my Google analytics , and need some visits to “re-boot” the crawl bots (apparently😂).
A quick visit and tap through some of the menu links would be great.
Thanks to the small but merry band who came along yesterday to our first all day workshop for a while. It was good to have time to look at the various push hand styles & other practice.
Let’s all help John celebrate receiving his senior certificate from Ian
For those prepared to put in regular practice and dedicate the time & effort to learn and improve, then the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan can be very rewarding. If you think that's for you, then please have a look at our website, and get in touch
A New article by Ian Cameron, Internal Strength
There will be no class in Maryhill Community Central halls on 28th July due to renovation work. The class in Shakespeare St on the preceding Tuesday 26th is open as usual
Our newest class member being introduced to hand form and single push hands.
if you are interested in coming along, have a look at the website to see what we do, or get in touch.
Ian Cameron has released a new book on the SPEAR. In addition to the form in clear picture form, there are notes on practice, application, and so on, giving a comprehensive guide.
Available in hard or paperback & kindle format.
It can be found at
The Practice of Wudang Spear The Practice of Wudang Spear
I have been asked for the YouTube link by class members, and so thought worth sharing for anyone who is interested. Includes 14 videos from (mainly) Ian Cameron and Five Winds, taken from classes ranging over 20 years or more I guess.
Classes will resume this week as planned , starting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) in Shakespeare Street, 7.30pm.
Sad news of Dan Docherty’s passing today, and sharing a few words from Ian Cameron
It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Dan. This force of nature will be sorely missed. Dan’s contribution to Tai Chi Chuan should never be underestimated. Although, at times, many disagreed with him, no one can deny his importance to the art.
Dan and I met some fifty years ago and we had many shared experiences in Hong Kong, China and teaching along with Sifu Cheng Tin Hung and Tong Chi Kin in the UK. We also, on occasion, enjoyed a few whisky’s together, impressing Sifu with our capacity to ‘shift a few.’ Over the past few years we kept in regular contact, and although in the past we went our own ways, it was special to complete the circle.
Condolences to all of Dan’s students from all at Five Winds Tai Chi.
Deepest condolences to Ellen and Ronin.
He will always be my Tai Chi brother.
Ian & Moria Cameron
Classes continue, beginners welcome. Get in touch if you would like to attend.
An article by Ian Cameron, reminding me how much practice we need to get through! Well worth a read.
Click link for the article
Just an update on class progress since opening up. Classes are well ventilated and have floor markings to help distancing. Until now we have been practicing forms only, but as the restrictions lift, we are introducing limited partner work, sticking with one partner all evening as per the BCCMA guidelines.
Beginners for the time being will concentrate on forms only, but will be introduced to partner work once settled.
Classes are near capacity ( numbers are limited to allow space at present), so if you are interested in coming along, please let me know.
Highly recommended for beginners in Wu Cheng Tai Chi Chuan (and as ongoing reference for the more experienced) as an aid to learning and class progress.
You can find it here
Beginners are welcome to class starting next week. Please contact me if you are interested in coming along at https://www.fivewindsglasgow.co.uk/ClassEnquires/.
More information at https://www.fivewindsglasgow.co.uk/News/
Classes have now been running for 3 weeks for existing students, albeit limited in what we can do to maintain covid restrictions. We are mainly concentrating on forms work, which after the long break is no bad thing !
I wanted to update for BEGINNERS - I do not want to start newcomers until it is clear that restrictions are going to be fully lifted. Currently this looks like it has been pushed back another couple of weeks, and so the earliest date for beginners is likely to be 27th July, subject to government rules.
I apologise for the moving dates, but it is beyond my control. Keep an eye on the web site news-page for updates over the next couple of weeks.
Regular members welcome back this week, to practice form, and beginners asked to watch out for start dates soon. Restrictions allow a distanced approach for now, but we should hopefully be able to run full classes by the end of the month. (Sorry, should read 8th & 10th)
The forms of Ian Cameron are now available as a new download, intended as a learning tool (under guidance preferably) and as a reference for the more experienced. The download contains all the forms previously available as a DVD. Thanks to Malcolm for organising.
Wu Cheng Tai Chi Chuan Ian Cameron Five Winds Tai Chi Chuan EdinburghTai Chi Chuan Hand Form Square & Round.Weapons Forms Spear Sabre Sword.
You can now contact me through WhatsApp.
Quite interesting video. For class members who remember Mike, he taught English in Ho Chi Minh city for 2 years, and ironically couldn’t find a tc class. But here it is.
Ho Chi Minh Demonstrating Tai Chi In Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, the communist leader of North Vietnam demonstrates Tai Chi. The film footage is believed to be from around the mid to late 1940's.
I hope you are well, and that you have managed to keep your practice going over the last months.
The most recent government advice points toward classes being able to fully open indoors in June, and hopefully that will be the case. I have provisionally indicated to the halls that we will be back then, and I will confirm dates nearer the time.
Initially classes will be for existing students, with beginners planned from July onward.
So here's hoping all comes good, and look forward to seeing you soon.
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Five Winds Tai Chi Chuan Glasgow - Instructor Stephen Douglas. Whether learning Tai Chi Chuan for general fitness & wellbeing, or as a means of effective self defence, classes cover a full curriculum of Wu-Cheng Tai Chi Chuan, including hand form, push hands, application, weapons forms, self defence, and Nei Kung.
Visit our web site at www.fivewindsglasgow.co.uk for more information
Weekly classes in Shakespeare Street Youth Club (Tuesday) & Maryhill Community Central Halls (Thursday).
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