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Malcolm Droy

07817 - 395510


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Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain


Working with North Somerset to encourage healthier living



© Malcolm Droy 2001-2018



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Working with North Somerset to encourage healthier living

Welcome to South West Tai Chi, offering regular classes in Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan

The school provides opportunities to learn the peaceful Chinese art of Tai Chi.  Tai Chi encourages a natural movement and flow of energy that promotes robust health and improves co-ordination.

Classes teach authentic Chen Style Tai Chi in a friendly and supportive environment, allowing students to explore all aspects of the art.

The schools principal instructor is Malcolm Droy who has been practicing Tai Chi for more than 30 years and teaching here in Somerset for 15 years.

Beginners Classes

Join any classes anytime! You are welcome to come along to any  class and to join in.  The Evening classes are open to beginners. There is now a combined Wednesday evening class in Puriton providing an opportunity for Tai Chi  students from Taunton, Bridgwater and Weston super Mare to come together to practice Tai Chi on a regular basis Details here.

Tai Chi in the Park

This is our summer event in Taunton and Weston-Super-Mare. This is a free, fun, opportunity to come and try some relaxing Tai Chi exercises in the park.  No experience is necessary and there's no age limit young or old. Bring a friend or family member and come and join in.  There's a park café or you could bring a picnic.

Classes for over 50's (& younger)

Some classes in Taunton & Weston-super-Mare are specially geared for the over 50's. These classes have been running for a while now and are very popular.  They are also suitable for beginners to join in at any time. The classes are open to all (even if you are younger) and are inexpensive, so come along and give it a try. Beginners are always welcome!

"Tai Chi is better than drugs for treating depression in the elderly".

"The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer depression.  Instead of reaching for a powerful antidepressant that probably won't work, try tai chi, the slow body movement exercise from China. The exercise is better at reducing depression and anxiety than a powerful antidepressant, say researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles.(Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2011)

Master Jesse Tsao

The wonderful Master Jesse visits each year!



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