MDA Teaching Approach

Friendly and always person-centred approach


Classes are friendly, groups are small and teaching is always person-centred – each according to their needs. Everyone can learn Tai Chi Chuan, which can alleviate many physical problems, especially those caused by stress and tension. It's a gentle form of exercise that slowly builds strength, stamina and flexibility. In addition, posture and balance start to improve from the earliest weeks of practice.

At MDA Headquaters, we runs regular six-week introductory beginners courses so that you can experience first hand why millions of people round the world love and practice Tai Chi Chuan.

Class structure:

1. Chi Kung - a standing meditation
Helps to relax and settle the body and mind.

2. Taoist core exercises
A sequence of warm-up exercises to prepare the body for the main part of the lesson. Gently stimulates the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.

3. Form
The foundation form, distilled by Master Ding from the 108-move Yang Style Long form. Each posture is taught so the student internalises it before moving on to the next one.

There is no rush - each person learns at their own pace.

4. Settling breathing exercises
A short sequence to settle the body's systems at the end of the class.