Tai Chi Nation  

Tai Chi and Qigong Weekends


Coming up:  Weekend Taiji with Luke Shepherd

  • 24th & 25th November

Ashburton Town Hall
Sat 10:30 - 4pm
Sunday 10:30am - 1pm

Saturday Only £45
Sunday Only £25
Sat & Sunday £60

OPT Members:
Saturday Only £40
Sunday Only £20
Sat & Sunday £50

The weekend will be taught to give all who come an in-depth appreciation. Taiji is a resource and method for being at one with oneself and one's everyday world and the traditional training method reflects this approach.

Luke is a lineage based instructor and student of Patrick Kelly. He has been developing his own practice for over 35 years. He recently taught at Tai Chi Caledonia and continues to instruct at the highest level. His online taiji course 'iChi' is now complete and available here:


Contact Luke to reserve your place: Luke@abcbronze.co.uk


The 2019 Weekend Programme will offer high quality input with flexible options.

Teachers:  Luke Shepherd | Joe Salmon | Mike Potter  Chris Waters


Tai Chi Sword

With: Chris Waters and Joe Salmon

A weekend of Tai Chi Sword with Chris and Joe, looking at the basics of the Jian (Straight sword) and the 16 and 32 Posture Yang style sword forms.  These beautiful and challenging forms are an ideal way to further explore Tai Chi. The Tai Chi sword is considered one of the most skilled expressions of Tai Chi. It is demanding and yet fun, encouraging focus and flow in movement.

Dates: 2nd and 3rd March 2019

10.00 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Cost:  Whole weekend £100 (Single day attendance £55)

Venue: Steiner Academy Exeter Thomas Hall Cowley Bridge Road Exeter EX4 5AD

For more details and to book contact Joe Salmon: 07828 602665 or joe@taichination.com



Tai Chi Nation 11th Birthday Gathering Weekend

With: Joe Salmon 

Two days of workshops with Tai Chi Nation teachers and guests from across the country. Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and celebration in a spirit of openness and sharing.  Watch this space for more details of all workshops and teachers.

Teachers will include:

  • Chris Waters
  • Mike Potter
  • Joe Salmon
  • Sue Honeyfield
  • Sam Forder


5th and 6th October 2019.


Venue: Steiner Academy Exeter Thomas Hall Cowley Bridge Road Exeter EX4 5AD

Cost: The weekend is by anonymous donation. Please give what you feel you can afford. Booking is essential so email Joe if you wish to attend.

For more details and to book contact Joe: 07828 602665 e:joe@taichination.com

Venues, directions, accommodation

Levels (a rough guide)
Generally it's hard to classify oneself into these categories, as it's not just time in years it's also how much time spent practising.  However this guide will give you an idea at least, so you can choose the right weekend for you.

Beginner - complete newbies up to 12 months experience
Improver - 12 months to 2/3 years experience
Intermediate - 2/3 years to 10 years experience
Advanced - more than 10 years experience