Sandbach Leisure Centre - Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11
Mondays - Tai Chi Classes
Advanced - Xinjia - 8:00 to 9:00pm
Advanced - Sword - 9:00 to 10:00pm
Teacher - Richard Northwood
St Pius X R C Church HALL, Alderley Edge, SK9 7NS
Thursdays - Tai Chi Classes
Beginners - 18 Step - 10:00 to 11:00am
Teacher - Jennifer Teagle
Coach and co-founder
Coach and co-founder
Jennifer started Chen style tai chi in 2011, studying with Richard Northwood.
She completed the 11-step and 18-step short forms and moved on to the New Frame (Xinjia) and old frame (Laojia) and weapon forms, the sword being a particular favourite.
She has also studied with Grandmaster Liming Yue in Manchester, seeking to expand and deepen her knowledge of both tai chi and qigong.
In 2013 she achieved her Level 2 teaching certificate endorsed by Grandmaster Liming Yue.
She teaches classes in Cheshire and in 2016 took part in the successful Parklives programme, teaching tai chi and qigong in parks in Stoke-on -Trent.
She has also delivered taster sessions for companies wishing to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.
In 2017 Jennifer achieved a long-held ambition to travel to China and train with Grandmaster Chen Zhengleia and experience tai chi in the place of its origin.
She also led a group tai chi performance for an audience of 1200 people which was broadcast on Chinese television.
Jennifer has also studied mindfulness meditation with Bangor University, and is committed to the exploration of consciousness.
Jennifer believes that starting Tai Chi is one of the best things she has ever done, bringing many positive changes to her physical and mental well-being. It is now a lifelong commitment.
Through her teaching with Red Spiral, she shares her knowledge and experience of the potential life-changing benefits of Tai Chi and qigong with her students.4h>
Head Coach and co-founder
Head coach and co-founder
While living in Manchester, Richard was introduced to Tai Chi by a work colleague in 1997.
He then decided to search for a teacher, and discovered Grandmaster Liming Yue.
Before long, Richard was travelling to China to exchange skill at Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei's First International Tai Chi Seminar.
In 1999, Richard was endorsed by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei as an advanced Xinjia practitioner at the first International Taijiquan meeting in Handan China.
In 2000, Richard once again travelled to the People’s
Republic of China to attain the Zhau Zuo International Meeting of Taijiquan Teacher's Certificate from Master Zhang Dongwu.
In the UK, Richard has a proven track record in the provision of Leisure and Recreation services in both private and public sectors,
as well as formal qualifications (City and Guilds 481 and Central Council for Physical Recreation Community Sports Leader award.)
Richard has taught Tai Chi extensively, both in the private and public sectors,
with some of his students becoming teachers and competition medal winners in their own right.
Under the tutelage of Grandmaster Liming Yue, Richard is a Senior Indoor Student.
He is committed to the promotion and participation of martial arts for health and personal growth.
Chen Style Tai Chi
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