Tai – Chi in Finsbury Park

We offer opportunity to practice Tai Chi for individuals and small groups.

If you are interested in practising Tai Chi for affordable price contact us via e-mailexternal link


Tai Chi?

“Tai chi” full name “Tai Chi Chuan” (Supreme Ultimate Boxing) (different spelling: t‘ai chi/tàijí, ch‘üan/quán). Tai Chi is sometimes called “shadow boxing”.

Why to practice?

Tai Chi is a system of gentle exercises that are proved to be beneficial for both physical and mental health.

It was created around the 13th century as a branch of Chinese martial arts in response to “hard” so-called “external” martial art styles. In modern times it is usually taught in a non-combat way.

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  • If you want or need to move your body but do not want to sweat in the gym.

  • If you want to learn to move gracefully in a coordinated and elegant manner.

  • If you want to improve your balance and reduce stress.

  • If you want to increase your energy and vitality.



Who we are

My name is Tom Jagiello. I and my wife have lived in London since 2006. We practice Tai Chi in Finsbury Park – North London (N4).

My adventure with Tai Chi began in the second half of 80-ties.

At that time Poland was still under the communistic regime. There was a Tai-Chi association run by volunteers and funded by (I think) a Canadian, a student of the Lodz Film School, who was a disciple of traditional Yang style Chinese Tai Chi Master from Canada. There I learned the long Yang style form.


Shifu Lynn Xu
Shifu Lynn Xu

At the beginning of the new millennium I and my wife joined a martial art association where we learned shorter routine – and better suited for us and we practised it regularly for 4 years.

In 2004 we moved to the UK. Because of a lack of time and lack of local Tai- Chi groups I fall in a bad habit of practising Tai – Chi on on- and-off biases.

In London I met Shifu Lynn Xu a multiple champion of China in martial arts.

I practised under her instructions for nearly two years. Before she left the UK, she had made a comment that I should teach Tai Chi (see her reference letter at the bottom of this page).

Shifu Lynn Xu with Tom
Shifu Lynn Xu with Tom, Hyde Park class

It took me many years to follow this piece of advice. I am not a master of Tai Chi. I practice Tai Chi as a form of exercise and meditation. I can share what I have learned with you. London is a very big city and one of the main problems here is commuting, therefore I offer this opportunity for people who live close to Finsbury Park.


If you want to learn Tai Chi it doesn’t matter if you have any experience with this type of exercise or not. It is suited for all levels of fitness.

I can pass to you three routines of Tai – Chi:

  • we will start with short 24 Yang style form,
  • then we will learn 42 combine form – a very popular Tai Chi routine and
  • I can introduce you to the basics of Chen style sword form.

If you are more interested in combat version of Tai Chi or have ambitions to practice with renown master, I can direct you to a very good Tai Chi school in London.

There is a possibility to learn Tai Chi from me, on one to one basis or if there are enough people to create a small private group.

If you are interested in this option, to discuss details, please contact me via the e-mail.

Where: Finsbury Park, London N4


 

Shifu Lynn Xu reference letter.
Shifu Lynn Xu reference letter.