Beginners Tai Chi questions answered by Fleur

Beginners Tai Chi questions answered by Fleur

Beginners Tai Chi questions answered by Fleur

I’m back again with beginners tai chi questions. So, when you can’t get a sensible answer out of Steve then….


Anyone can start any of our classes at any time, no matter what their ability level is. Therefore technically all of our classes are beginners tai chi classes – as well as intermediate and advanced! “Ask Fleur” is the section of our blog where TaiChi beginners can ask me any question at all, regarding any aspect of the art.

Over the years, I’ve been asked hundreds of beginners tai chi questions, and all are equally valid. If there is anything you’d like to know, just ask me in one of our tai chi classes for beginners, put a comment on the blog, write it down on a scrap of paper, or drop me an email. So, without further ado, let’s get on with it. Here’s the first question.

Beginner Tai Chi Question 1: Why does the Form look so easy, but I find it so difficult?

Answer: Anything worth learning is difficult. Think of cordon bleu cookery, playing the piano, professional golf etc. Watch someone who really knows how to do these things, and you could be forgiven for thinking that they look easy to do.Tai Chi for beginners belongs in the same category. The only solution is to keep on practising.

Tai Chi Beginner Question 2: I’m getting the hang of the Form. Do I have to learn other things like Push Hands?

A). It’s not compulsory for tai chi beginners, but confining yourself to just the Hand Form and a few Chi Kung movements is rather limited. It’s a bit like learning to drive a car, but then only driving at 30mph and only in your home town. Other towns with different attractions are now within your reach. All you have to do is give them a try. Go on, have a spirit of adventure! As a tai chi beginner, you have the world at your feet!

We’ll have further beginners tai chi questions and answers in the coming weeks. If there’s anything you want to know in the meantime, just get in touch via the contact page, or ask me in person at one of our tai chi classes for beginners.

I just wanted to say thank you so much to all our wonderful members for making it our best year ever. We hope you have a fabulous Christmas, and look forward to picking things back up again in class in early January.

If you’re a new reader of this blog, and you’re a beginner tai chi practitioner yourself, please check back regularly, or sign up to our twitter and facebook updates, because we intend to post new resources every week on the subject of tai chi forbeginners. We also offer beginners tai chi classes, details of which can be found on our classes page.