“West Sussex Longfei Taijiquan” is directly affiliated to “The Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britian” founded by Richard Watson in 1991 at the invitation and encouragement of Master Li Tianji and his nephew Professor Li Deyin.
Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese art. It integrates the physical external and meditative internal. It is one of the few exercises that improves balance, coordination, flexibility, muscle strength, improved circulation & relaxation, together with peace of mind. It is gentle enough to be accessible to the elderly and infirm, yet demanding enough to pose a significant challenge to the most demanding athlete. Tai Chi is beneficial to people of all ages and all lifestyles.
In 1956 Li Tianji created the first standardized Tai Chi routines the Simplified 24 Step Tai Chi Form and the Simplified 32 Tai Chi Sword Form.
Both forms opened the door of Tai Chi to a wider audience. Prior to this Tai Chi was often passed on from master to selected student changing and evolving with time and generations.
Now the 24 Step Tai Chi and the 32 Step Sword Form are probably the most widely practiced forms throughout the world and are two of the cornerstones of the Longfei syllabus.