Learning Tai Chi Chuan

The first requirement for learning Tai Chi Chuan is to establish your reasons for doing so. If you wish to learn all aspects, Andrew will teach them to you (not all Instructors can do this). If you wish to learn only for health purposes, then Andrew is happy to continue your training in the Forms. However, in general, students are taught pushing- hand drills and other martial aspects initially from the first lesson. Andrew strongly believes that each aspect improves the students’ ability to perform the other aspects correctly and efficiently. All good students should observe the following criteria:

  • practises

  • looks and listens

  • thinks, then asks

  • is neither too harsh or too soft with their training partners

  • constantly seeks to learn, both inside and outside class

  • trains and competes honestly.

    While it is useful to read appropriate books in Chinese philosophy, etc, if you want to be able to use what you have learned there is no substitute for daily practice (even a small amount of time will bear dividends). In Tai Chi Chuan, as in life, there are many armchair experts. Do not be one of them!

Event News

The 27th British Open Tai Chi Championships took place in April 2016 at Oxford. Cloud Dragon students again achieved more medals, including Gold. In June 2016, The 9th London Competition for Traditional Tai Chi Chuan took place and a good number of students competed in various events throughout the day achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze medals serving the  School proud yet again. A Cloud Dragon Student went on to win Fixed Step at The European in 2016 also. Between 2017 and 2019, further medals were received at The British Open and at The London, including Gold for the ladies category in Fixed Step. 2020 Events and Competitions have been cancelled to the Covid-19 restrictions and measurements in place.

For information on the above events or future dates – please see links below:



Links to other Websites and Videos

www.clouddragontaichichuannottingham.com - This Cloud Dragon Website

www.freeindex.co.uk/profile(nottingham-cloud-dragon-school-of-tai-chi)230959.htm  - Reviews and pictures of Cloud Dragon School of Tai Chi

www.taichifinder.co.uk/classes/england/5567-wudang-tai-chi-chuan-1 - Tai Chi Finder

www.intermartialarts.com/article/taijiquan-punch-techniques-tao-chuan- Inter Martial Arts.com Article - The Taijiquan Punch (Techniques From The Tao Chuan)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IeStuC77us - Pushing Hands Video - Nottingham Cloud Dragon Female Student wins Gold at British Open

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoh0KpHzks8e - The Wudang Tai Chi Short Form - Nottingham Cloud Dragon Tai Chi Students

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcDTPH7AdF0 - Tai Chi Self-Defence - Nottingham Tai Chi (Cloud Dragon Wudang) by Sifu Andrew Harris

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhCFI3K6hmU - Demonstration of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan - Wudang Tai Chi Cable TV Demo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_ahNm6hxPI - London Competition 2010 - Nottingham Cloud Dragon competitors

www.youtube.com/user/TheZhongzheng - YouTube Short Films - Nottingham Cloud Dragon Tai Chi film clips

www.intermartialarts.com/article/tai-chi-pushing-hands - Pushing Hands - Explanation of Pushing hands

www.taichichuan.co.uk - Dan Docherty, Founder of Practical Tai Chi Chuan International

www.martialartsregister.co.uk/clubdetail.asp?id=1591 - Carl Burgess / Wudang Tai Chi Chuan

www.taichiessex.org - Wudang Tai Chi Essex / Steve Wooster

www.taichipro.com - Practical Tai Chi Chuan Hong Kong / Kie Brooks

www.martialartsregister.co.uk/clubdetail.asp?id=6002 - Cloud Dragon Information

Other Affiliated Cloud Dragon School = Cloud Dragon USA

For classes in and around South Carolina - USA: 
Contact: Stuart Garth - Email: stoobieg@hotmail.com
(Stuart seen in above photograph with Sifu Andrew)

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