Unlike most forms of exercise and sport, Tai Chi doesn’t rely on strength, force and speed, which makes it ideal for everyone – young and old, strong or not. There are three main aspects to learning the traditional Chinese art:
Centralising Chi (Energy)
Circulating Chi (Energy)
Applying Chi (Energy)
The first element focuses on bringing the energy – Chi – to the Tan Tien point in the abdomen. We do this through Chi Kung at the start of every class. It quietens the mind and relaxes the body
The second element is the Tai Chi Chuan form, which circulates the Chi through the body. This what most people mean when they think of Tai Chi – the moving sequence of postures that is so attractive to watch
The third element is the application of Chi in partner exercises known as Gau Sau, or exchange of hands, to experience Tai Chi Principles in practice. It is a chance for both parties to help each other refine movements and postures and gain better insight and understanding of applied energy
Established since 1990 and exists to preserve and promote authentic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
We teach the traditional Chinese art, passed down through the Yang Style lineage, from Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872) to the present day.
Explore your options
They are open to all to all levels. If you are a beginner, we recommend our six-week introductory course to start your Tai Chi journey
Interested in running a closed class for your staff in your company or organisation? A dedicated group class can help:
Group facilitators are available across Dublin and further afield.Contact us to discuss your requirements
In workshops we focus on the Tai Chi principles at the core of the true internal art and their application within the form. An annual diary of workshops is published at the beginning of the year. Attending any of these will help you further your understanding and improve your Tai Chi skills. Open to members and non-members. Choose your topic and book your place
One-to-one tuition is available on request.
Available in class or your own home, within Dublin. Please get in touch for further details
Master Ding visits many European cities, including Dublin, for long weekends of open workshops and closed Instructor sessions.
Open sessions are available to all to attend. These offer an opportunity to experience traditional Tai Chi Chuan with a lineage holder of the ancient Chinese art. Check the calendar, book your place
An academy is only as good as the teaching it offers. MDA Instructors undergo continuous personal development to ensure they are not only continuing to build on their own Tai Chi skills but are also refining their teaching approach so that students will benefit.
Contact MDA HQ for more details about our instructor training programme:
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