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Our Aims

"The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain exists to unite Tai Chi practitioners, promote Tai Chi in all its aspects including health, aesthetic meditation and self defence and to improve standards and collate and disseminate information on Tai Chi classes and events in Great Britain and elsewhere."

The Constitution of the Tai Chi Union

Our Structure

The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain is an association of practitioners of recognised styles of Tai Chi Chuan.

Founded in 1991 it has grown to include a national list of over 400 registered instructors throughout the whole of the British Isles.

The business of the Union is carried out by a democratically elected Executive Committee and a Technical Panel who deal with applications, technical enquiries and maintaining and improving standards.


The British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA) would like to extend a warm welcome to all Clubs, Associations of Clubs, or Federations of Associations of Clubs, practising the Chinese Martial Arts in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

An invitation to join our growing membership

It would also like to extend an invitation to you to join the 'family' of organisations already represented and become a full member of your sports Governing Body.


Man when living is soft and tender;

When dead is hard and tough.

All animals and plants when living are tender and fragile

When dead they become withered and dry.

Therefore it is said:

The hard and tough are part of death;

The soft and tender are parts of life.

Chapter LXXVI - Tao Te Ching - Lao Tsu


Welcome to The English Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association. The Association is a member of the International Federation of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Associations, an organisation set up to promote the system of exercises devised by Professor Zhang Guangde

This website gives information on Daoyin Yangsheng Gong; its benefits; where you can learn in England,Europe and China.


As Tai Chi teachers for many years, we were often asked by students to recommend instructional videos, reading materials and other supplies of equipment to help with their study. When our students and fellow instructors tried and failed to find a good training sword or a nice pair of training shoes at affordable price, we knew with our close contact to China and many renowned Tai Chi masters, we can offer something special and good value for money.

Since Tai Chi Link started over 10 years ago, we have supplied many customers including instructors and general enthusiasts. With very little advertising, many of our customers came from word of mouth recommendation and to our great comfort many customers have become regular users of Tai Chi Link.

We are pleased to say that all our products are highly recommended by Tai Chi community in China and have the seal of approval by professional sources and our customers.

In more recent years, Tai Chi Link started to organize tailor made TRIPS TO CHINA for Tai Chi Schools and Associations in the UK. On each and every trip that we organized, we were overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedbacks from members of the group.

Longfei North Devon Branch

Richard Small runs sessions at Barnstaple & Bideford for those wanting to learn Tai Chi in the North Devon area.   Contact him for details.