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Free training in Tai Chi to become an instructor of Tai Chi Shibashi

Published on 21 January 2019 02:20 PM

Tai Chi for Better Health, a charity which promotes Tai Chi, is offering FREE training to Friends Ageing Better (FAB) members, to learn a basic sequence of Shibashi Tai Chi to then take into their community and teach to others. The training is provided by Paul Hodge from Tai Chi for Better Health. 

The training involves six 2 hour session over 6 weeks, plus a one day workshop and a written assignment.  The training is likely to start in March 2019 at a Bristol Central venue to be confirmed.

What it is: 
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is designed to help to improve mental health and physical wellbeing. Qigong means 'energy exercise' and Shibashi means 18 movements. This form of exercise is found to improve health and wellbeing and is a discipline that involves the mind, breath and movement to create a calm, natural balance of energy. 

The programme can provide both standing and seated versions of Tai Chi. It helps people in many ways and for older people is known to reduce the risk of falls.

If you are not yet a FAB member, you can become one by filling this online form. Alternatively, you can contact Age UK Bristol to become a member.  


To find out more please contact us on email fab@ageukbristol.org.uk. or by calling 0117 929 7537.   

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Friends Ageing Better is a project by Age UK Bristol, funded by Bristol Ageing Better and delivered in partnership with Bristol Older People's Forum.