Practical Tai Chi Chuan

Life is all about change, and coping with it. At home, at work, on the street … everywhere.

Change Skill teaches a traditional Chinese internal martial art – Tai Chi Chuan (or Taiji quan) – which is at once a proven combat system and a universally recognised system of well-being.

Practice helps you live better, fight better – at home, at work … and promotes calm and vitality.

The art comes from the late Master Cheng Tin Hung, who was practicing and teaching in Hong Kong until he passed away in 2005. Commentators in the press called Cheng’s style ‘practical for health, and practical for self-defence’, and also blessed Cheng with the moniker ‘Tai chi bodyguard’.

There are extensive philosophical and cultural underpinnings to the art, but the basic idea is about understanding Yin and Yang, and learning to change from one to the other – it’s all about balance. In a martial context, the idea is to use the opponents’ strength against him (or her). As such, it is suitable for men and women of all ages – there is scope for more or less practice of any or all of the 5 components of the art – for example one may want to focus on the health aspects and downplay the combat training.