Yin YangWelcome to Vital Tai Chi –“What is most Vital is least confusing” (aphorism of Chen Man Ching)

I have classes in Launceston on Tuesday evening at 7pm and Wednesday morning at 10am. Also a QiGong class on a Friday morning at 10am in Lifton. Beginners always welcome. Beginners are welcome in all classes for 2024.

I am also run a week’s Tai chi and QiGong retreat at Cortijo Romero in Andalucia in Spain each year and various workshops in Sword Fencing. Pushing or Sensing hands and White Crane QiGong. See my events page for more details or e-mail if your interested. 

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Bespoke lessons available for individual and group needs: private one to ones; seated and standing sessions accommodating all groups. I have experience with Care homes, people with Dementia and Parkinson’s.

Copyright Simon Broad

I am Phil Wright, a Senior Instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and QiGong with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. For me, Tai Chi is vital to good health. I have been practising Tai Chi and QiGong for over thirty years and run Tai Chi classes based in Launceston , Cornwall as well as private one to one lessons and bespoke group work. I also coach children locally in Cornwall and Devon in schools and run nationwide workshops. I provide bespoke training and classes for different needs, such as sitting QiGong and Tai Chi for Care Homes as well as other groups. I have worked closely with the Parkinson’s Society and run workshops at the Eden Project. I have lectured in Tai Chi at Exeter College. I also work at festivals in the Summer – running Family Tai Chi workshops. Please check out my pages on the site for more information on my practice; class details and Tai Chi for Schools. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information – details on the contact page.

I personally practice Chen Man Ching and Dr Chi Chiang Short Forms, Yang Long form, Tai Chi Ruler, Push Hands (better called Sensing Hands), Da Lui, San Shou (partner form or “the dance”) and Sword form plus plenty of Fencing! I also practice White Crane QiGong and Eight silk Brocade QiGong (Ba Duan Jin) as well as various sets of respected warm up exercises including the original British Tai Chi Chuan Association set and Master Huang loosening exercises.

I try to facilitate how to deeply relax (let go) to experience the Chi/Qi (or energy) at the heart of true vitality which is the wellspring for health as well as self defence. My approach is one based on my own experience and realisation that Tai Chi is an internal art. The external form and movements are secondary to an understanding of what happens on the inside with energetic movements and developments.  I practice and teach according to the principles laid down in the Classic writings of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is within us – we simply have to allow it to emerge and the Classics give us the blueprint for this. We just have to seek the right questions.

Stepping into the Tai Chi journey is an awesome thing to do and brings great benefits – it’s a step towards more vitality, health and wellbeing. I have always found that the practice of Tai Chi changes oneself and our lives positively, bringing us into more harmony with ourselves, others and our environment.


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