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The Way of Heaven & Earth School

Main Venue:
Silver Road Community Centre,
34 Silver Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR3 4TB

Norwich T’ai Chi & Kung-fu - Traditional Chinese Arts

New Student Information.

As a new student you will have lots of questions. These cannot all be answered here, but we will light a proverbial candle to show you the way.

What do I need to wear?
A: Anything loose and comfortable. Tight clothing restrict the flow of blood, oxygen and Internal Energies (Ch’i). We advise on Cotton clothing, as Nylon is disruptive to the energy channels. Flat shoes with proper arch support are best worn.

What about Fees?
A: Hall Fees, as we call them, help us to pay for the room, equipment, web hosting and much more. Hall Fees are just £10 for a 2 hour session or less! We have a structured or Tiered Fee scheme; Cash, Member, Life Member & pay by Standing Order, offering money saving options in the long term.

What’s different about your School?
A: We are unique in this area, possibly even the entire UK. T’ien Ti Tao (The WAY of Heaven & Earth) is a “holistic school” of Taoist Arts, rarely found these days even in China! There are fakes and imposters a plenty around Norwich, Norfolk and the rest of the UK, so public beware! Many claim to teach “Kung Fu” but really it’s just a hodgepodge of techniques gleaned from books or videos; and often taught badly and dangerously. Incorrect methods can lead to physical injury or even mental ill-health. In T’ien Ti Tao P’ai we take our time, teach the essential basics from the ground up, then encourage each individual to his or her personal needs and understanding.

What about Black Belts?
What about them? Black belts mean nothing unless the student has been taught well. We concentrate on quality, not quantity.

 Is it suitable for children?
No.


“ Nothing worth having in this world comes easy or for free.”

There is beauty in the Taoist Arts. Nature is Tao, reflected in all things we see and touch. Yin & Yang are the two primary forces within Tao. These are echoed in Taoist Kung Fu, T’ai Chi Ch’uan and even in Ch'i Kung (Energy Training). In practising these Arts we learn that Nature is flowing, still, expanding, contracting, male and female, light and dark, in flux and flow. We become more harmonious eventually, with Nature; and Humans are a part of Nature. The developed Human strives to become ONE.

BALANCE AND HARMONY

Most of your training will be done one-to-one with Norfolk’s most experienced Instructors and with a regular training partner who is at the same level as yourself.