There are no secrets in TaiJi - just things much deeper than people can see.
The Taiji School
New Beginners Classes 2016
40 St Benedicts St
Currently held on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Next classes start AUG
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 11:00am
More INFO HERE
Please note - the original Tuesday and Thursday classes have moved to Monday and Wednesdays at the same time
School classes over the Christmas period:
Last class at St Benedicts St Studio
Dec 15th (Peter's class Thursday - 9:30~11:00am)
First Class back in 2016: Monday 11th of Jan 6pm
As in the last few years, classes will be for all levels until more structured class structure in February
Workshops 2016 INFO HERE
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TaiJi - Daoist Principles in Practice
We train the Short Form of Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-Ching), Long Form of Yang Chengfu (Yang Cheng-Fu), Fast Form of Huang Xingxian (Huang Sheng-Shuan). We also practice 8 basic and 8 advanced Fixed Pattern Pushing-Hands.
There is only one true Taiji, one set of principles. Human deviation gave rise to family styles (Yang, Wu, Chen etc) which each has strengths and weaknesses. Their strengths are where they follow the principles and their weaknesses are where they deviate from the principles.
We emphasize the waist movement (twisting wave) of the Chen Style, the advancing (issuing transverse wave) power of the Yang Style, the borrowing of partners force (neutralising vertical pressure wave) of the Wu style. We follow my teachers advice: "Go back to the first principles before the styles diverged."
Journey inside yourself to find the Reality of Life
(Partick Kelly describing the Shanghai Meditation Class)
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Dont foolishly place your inner life in the hands of an inexperienced guide. External sounds (gongs or chanting), special clothes, high sounding titles, religious philosophy, excessive fees, are all the signs of an outer teaching, not the true inner path. Dont believe all the claims these people make. They will take your money and waste your time. Find someone with long experience on the inner journey under good teachers.
An intelligent synthesis of Daoist, Yogi & Sufi methods as experienced by Patrick Kelly over 40 years under the guidance of Gnostic (Naqshibandi Sufi Shaikh) Abdullah Dougan (1918 - 1987), Daoist Taiji Master Huang Xingxian (1908 - 1992) and Raja Yogi Mouni Maharaj of Rajasthan (1900?- 2007). This true contact, both internal and external, with the 3 great streams of esoteric teachings - the Asian, the Indian and the Middle Eastern/European - now supports Patrick's teaching, which aims to lead people deeply inside themselves towards the one formless source, which has no name.
Introduction to the TaiJi of Patrick Kelly's teaching lineage
Develop Inner Power and Harmony
through Concentration, Co-ordination and Relaxation
of Mind, Energy and Body.
The true concept of TaiJi is not limited. It is open to all spheres of life while remaining centred on the refinement of inner spiritual essence. TaiJi (Tai Chi), the Supreme Ultimate, is in practice what the 'Dao de Jing' (Tao Te Ching) expresses in principle. These principles remain universal throughout the known worlds, undiminished by their common reduction to intellectual ideas, emotional values, or religious rules, by the various races of the Earth. The universal principles and the method for bringing ourselves into harmony with them could be called the world wide way, but are really beyond any name. Welcome to this website - a partial, imperfect, evolving connection to that worldwideway.
The great purpose of genuine TaiJi is the great purpose of life itself -
TAIJI is YOGA. YOGA is TAIJI
By Patrick Kelly
This article was initially published at
The first 3 levels of internal training in TAIJI & YOGA are
1. control of internal movements
2. control of instinctive processes
3. control of the body's energy system
First we examine control of internal movements.
This is the usual level of practice - people seldom go beyond it. The mind merges with the first level of the body's intelligence, through awareness and subtle control of the joint and muscle sensors. Though the mental process is the same in TAIJI and YOGA, there are differences in the physical methods:
YOGA trains skill at reaching and holding extreme joint extensions.
TAIJI uses smooth movement within normal joint range.