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

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.

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

  • Kung Fu Fan – as taught by Faye Yip, daughter of Professor Li Deyin who created the sequence.

Some of the qigong (chi-kung) sequences/forms covered so far – this will vary from class to class:

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

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

  • Winter Brocade Qigong – 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 Exercisesby Professor Zhang Guangde.

  • Dao Yin Jian Gong – General health Set by Professor Zhang Guangde.

  • Yangsheng Gong Taiji & Qigong warm-up exercises – created by and learnt from Professor Hu Xiaofei.

  • White Crane Qigong – as taught by Angus Clark.

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

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

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

  • TongongThe Old Man’s Breathing – as taught by Richard Bertchinger.

  • Tai Chi Ruler – a qigong exercise practised with a tai chi ruler to build internal Qi.

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