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Welcome To The Bristol Tai Chi Association.

The Bristol Tai Chi Association has been set up to promote a variety of Chinese Internal Arts, including Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, QiGong (Chi Kung), and YiQuan. All these Arts involve gentle standing, sitting and lying exercise that can be practiced by anyone. People of all ages, levels of fitness and ability can benefit. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that Tai Chi practice has large benficial health effects, both Physically and Mentally, and the practice is also a powerful Mindfulness exercise.


Principle Instructor, Mark Leonard, has been teaching full time since 1986, and is a Senior Instructor for the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain - which guarantees at least 20 years of high quality teaching experience. He has studied Tai Chi since 1980, and regularly studies with top world experts Grandmaster Chen XiaoWang and has disciple Karel Koskuba. The Bristol Tai Chi Assossiation is also a member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts - the only official governing body for Chinese Martial Arts in the UK, and is affiliated to The Chinese Internal Arts Association - Princple instructor, Karel Koskuba.
















We teach several classes in Chinese Internal Arts - Chen style Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan); YiQuan (I Chuan) and Chi Kung (QiGong).


Our classes run from the beginning of each month, and beginners are welcome to join then. The classes are appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness, and can be adapted to suit any disability. We also teach small groups and individuals in our home, and this is to be recommended for anyone suffering from a specific problem, especially at the beginning.


Highly effective as both a martial art and health giving system, YiQuan is now the fastest growing Chinese Internal Art in both China and America , this fascinating art is specially designed to be practiced by people of all levels of health and fitness. Visit for more about this Art.


Please feel free to email Mark, for further information about any courses or seminars that interest you, or phone on 01934 621184, with any inquiries.

Classes In Bristol & Weston-Super-Mare.

We now have classes in both Bristol & Weston-super-Mare. Our classes welcome both beginners and experienced students. We are also running sessions on Saturday, teach classes in various businesses as part of their health and safety initiatives, and offering private tuition. For more information, please contact Mark on: 01934 621184.

Afer much consideration Mark has decided to attend seminars with Chen YingJun on November 7th - so we will be cancelling the remaining Saturday classes this year - we will resume again in February.

About Bristol Tai Chi

Master Chen YingJun Seminar Dates - 19th-23rd November

Master Chen YingJun is the son of Grandmaster Chen XiaoWang, 19th Generation Head of the Chen Style, and one of the rising stars of the 20th generation. YingJun's warm manner, expert, detailed and highly personalised teaching and sense of humour make these seminars invaluable for experts seeking to deepen their knowledge, beginners wanting a top quality experience or anyone inbetween.


Please note we have changed the START TIME of the THURSDAY seminar to 6.30pm, and the VENUE of the SUNDAY Seminar to Hamilton House - Stokes Croft - BS1 3QY