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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 (19th Generational head of the style); his son Chen YingJun; and his 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.

Saturday Workshops in Bristol

We run intensive extended training on Saturday mornings - 10.30-1.30 to go over important aspects of the training in greater detail. The class is spilt into ability/interest groups with senior students leading each group to ensure that the training is as personalised as possible. The extra time give us an opportunity to practice aspects we may not always get a chance to cover, such as weapons training and Pushing Hands practice.


Next Saturday Workshop - 1st October.

November and December cancelled due to YingJun - We will then start again in Feb.

About Bristol Tai Chi

Bristol Tai Chi News:

Class Cancelled - Thursday 13th Oct - due to Venue closure - apologies!!!

Chen YingJun Seminars - November 17th - 21st!!




Chen YingJun is the son of Grandmaster Chen XiaoWang - 19th Generational head of the Chen Style. He is one of the world's top Tai Chi Practioners, and is also a hugely enthusiastic and passionate teacher of the Art - teaching with great humour and kindness. Seminars start on Thursday with basic building blocks of QiGong and ChanSiGong (Silk Reeling), work through form practice on Saturday, Martial aspects and Push Hands on Sunday and Some Staff or Sword work on Monday. All comers welcome