Corona Virus Safety

This page will be used to inform members about the current training situation with respect to safety relating to the corona virus.

Guidance of national governing bodies is being followed, click here to view the BAB COVID-19 Hub

Our COVID 19 Officer is Adrian Young

From 19th July 2021 onwards

BAB advice (issued 13th July)

Information Received from Sport England.

Full Contact Aikido can resume for both Adults and Juniors as of 19th July 2021.

There is no limit on class size or who you can train with.

The use of face covering is at the choice of the club leader, but is NOT a legal requirement.

The use of the NHS Track and Trace QR code to register at your club is suggested, but is not a legal requirement.

Some of your club members may be anxious about contact aikido , The BAB suggests that you should be sensitive to this and you could refer to the BAB Return to the Dojo documentation Phase 2 & 3 for guidance. Although this is no longer a legal requirement as of the 19th July 2021. Based upon this information the BAB expects that in England, clubs will be able to train with full contact aikido as of the week commencing 19th July. In light of this please ensure your BAB membership is current & valid as it includes your person to person and public liability insurance.

NAF Recommendations

In light of the changes to restrictions from 19th July onwards, we will be resuming training. However, the recommendation to all clubs is that we remain cautious and retain the administrative & housekeeping activities that have kept us safe through the health crisis.

In the Bristol North & South Dojos lessons will still need to be pre-booked. We will continue to collect track & trace details and check temperatures on registration, and we will continue with frequent hand sanitisation & other cleaning measures.

Within classes, students will be expected to remain with the same training partner or bubble for the duration of the class. If possible, students should arrive already dressed for training, to minimise the use of the changing areas.

Prior to 19th July 2021

We are looking to shortly resume training under "Stage 2" of the guidance of the BAB.

Stage 2 – (Socially Distanced Training)

In accordance with the practice being adopted throughout the sporting sector all individual members of the BAB are required to complete the Opt-In declaration Form which should be retained by the Association Registrar.

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About Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes are offered coverage of villages Brinklow (near Coventry), Bulkington, Burbage (near Hinkley), Corley (near Coventry), Shiton (near Coventry) and Wolvey (near Hinkley), also coverage of local towns and cities of Bedworth, Nuneaton, Hinkley, Coventry and Leicester.
(Tai Chi Classes: Schedule & Locations)

Midlands Tai Chi Ch'uan Association provide a friendly, supportive environment to explore and experience Tai Chi in all its many facets. Tai Chi retains much of its martial arts origins, however in our Association Tai Chi is taught as an holistic health art, with the emphasis on improving and maintaining personal well-being and self defence is just one of the elements of the overall system - it is touched on in class but not stressed: All the eight disciplines are covered: Application, Chi Gung, Dao Yin and Kaimen (Chinese Yoga), E Fou Shou, Forms, Massage, Meditation and Ch'ang Ming (Diet) as well as underpinning knowledge. (Tai Chi System: More Details on the Eight Disciplines and Our Approach)

Along with our regular classes, we also travel to China as a group on a regular basis. (Travel to China: Details of Upcoming Trip) and Midlands Tai Chi Ch'uan Association Members are welcome to participate in this way. The trips to China have enabled members to gain a greater understanding of Chinese culture and tradition and experience a deeper appreciation of the practice of Tai Chi from the country where it originated as a martial art and holistic health art form that promotes health and well being.

All are welcome to come and participate in any of the classes offered to find out more about Tai Chi. There are several classes offered in different locations across the West Midlands and Warwickshire, so please follow the link below to find a time and place that suits you.

The Chinese New Year (2023). The year of the Water Rabbit. The rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese Culture, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. The Rabbit of 2023 falls under the wood element, with water as the complementary element.

(Tai Chi Classes: Schedule & Locations)

We look forward to seeing you in class.

Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. - Lao Tsu