Bao's Lung Fei Tai Chi Logo  Welcome to Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi

Tai Chi can be for one and all,
No matter if you are tall or small,
Just like a hug, one class suits all!

Gentle movements, fun to learn,
Relax and sense your movements flow,
Leaving a class with a healthy glow!

Good for ailments, joints and bones,
Tai Chi aids and lets you grow.
Brain gym for an active mind,
An Exercise that is also kind.

So come along, give it a go….
how else are you going to know?
it helps with balance, can calm one down,
when you feel low it can lift that frown.

A gentle form, slowly paced, if through your day you’ve raced.
Unwind, let go, come and see……..
its easy you just contact me!

Learn the ancient Oriental art of tai chi chuan with Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi trained coaches. Experience the benefits of tai chi chuan exercises, such as increased vitality, flexibility and better general well-being. Experience the harmony and calm induced by practising tai chi chuan exercises, as used by the Chinese for at least 400 years.

Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi runs regular classes in Dorset and Somerset, catering for a wide age-range of students from many different backgrounds, young and old, ranging from experienced martial artists to those with health difficulties. We emphasise the health and fitness aspects of the practice, and incorporate elements from other health-orientated disciplines, such as energising warm up exercises to increase and maintain flexibility and qigong (chi-kung) to increase general vitality.

All Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi classes run the same programme, so you can catch up any missed sessions in the other classes any time during the same term.

Training and Teacher standards:

All our teachers are members of TCUGB (Tai Chi Union of Great Britain) and have had a minimum of 6 years training; each tai chi sequence having been individually graded and certified by Mrs Men Bao, founder of Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi. (For Mrs Bao’s credentials, please see the ‘club history’ and ‘about us’ pages). Any student wishing to view their teacher’s certificates can do so on request.

In addition to this thorough initial training, we recognise at Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi that this process is merely the beginning, so all teachers are required to undergo continual assessment and extended coaching to ensure the high standards of our organisation are both upheld and raised ever higher.

Also, our teachers are encouraged to spend time on additional extra schooling whenever possible, particularly at the highest levels, and in many styles, disciplines and methods, in order to further our competence and understanding of this ancient and venerable art.

Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi principally covers the tai chi forms endorsed by the Chinese “State Physical, Cultural and Sports Commission” and qigong from the “Chinese Health Qigong Association.”

It also incorporates qigong and tai chi routines from a variety of other well-respected tai chi chuan and qigong teachers.

Some of the tai chi chuan forms covered so far are:

  • Mrs Men Bao’s 10 forms

  • 10 forms – Yang style tai chi chuan (also know as 8 forms) and Extended 10 forms

  • 16 forms – Yang style tai chi chuan

  • Standard 24 forms – Yang style tai chi chuan

  • English simplified 24 forms – by Jifu Huang

  • 32 forms – combination of styles tai chi chuan

  • 40 International Competition forms – old Yang style tai chi chuan

  • 88 forms – Yang style tai chi chuan – the long form

  • 18 sword forms – Yang styles tai chi chuan

  • 32 sword forms – Yang style tai chi chuan

  • Broad sword – Wu style tai chi chuan

  • Double fan tai chi chuan

Some of the qigong (chi-kung) sequences/forms covered so far are:

  • 18 movements of Yang style tai chi qigong (also know as Shibashi) – by Sifu Lin HouSheng

  • 18 movements of Chen style tai chi qigong (also known as Shibashi) – by Sifu Lin HouSheng.

  • Zhi Neng qigong – by Dr. Pang He Ming.

  • Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong – as taught by Bruce Frantzis.

  • Winter Brocade – by Gia-fu Feng.

  • Yin & Yang Brocade qigong – balance of yin & yang energies.

  • Baduanjin qigongworking through the TCM 5 elements – (traditional – Song dynasty – 960 till 1279)

  • 12 Steps Daoyin Health Preservation Qigong Exercises(The Chinese Health Qigong Association).

  • 5 Elements qigong – working through the TCM 5 elements.

  • TongongThe Old Man’s Breathing.

  • Zhan Zhuang – standing still postures, i.e. standing like a tree