The full Wu Family Style Tai Chi syllabus: beginner, intermediate and senior, is taught at the Cotswold Training Centre, including hand form, weapons forms, Qi Gong, meditation and exercises.

For further information about classes: please use the email form on the Contact page.


Suggested Books

Tai Chi Chuan Books
Applied Taiji Chuan, Nigel Sutton . A & C Black London,
2nd edn 1998 ISBN 0-7136-4192-7

Searching for the Way, Nigel Sutton, Multi Media Books.

Taijiquan, The Art of Nurturing Power, Yang Yang; Zhenwu Publications.

Cheng Man Ching's 13 Chapters, Sweet Chi Press.

Cheng Man Ching’s Advanced Taiji Form Instructions, Sweet Chi Press.

Taiji Touchstones – Yang Family Secret Transmissions, Douglas Wile, Sweet Chi Press.

The Lost Taiji Classics from the late Ching Dynasty, Douglas Wile,
State University of New York Press.

Taiji Chuan for Health and Self Defence, TT Liang, Vintage.

The Essence of Taiji Chuan- The Literary Tradition, Ben Lo/ Martin Inn, R Amacker & Susan Foe,
North Atlantic Books, Berkeley CA. (out of print).

Taiji Chuan Revelations - Principles and Concepts, Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak, Trans. John Ding

Other martial arts and self-defence books

Meditations on Violence: A comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence: Rory Miller: ISBN 13:978-1-59439-118-7

Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected by Rory Miller (4 May 2011): ISBN-10: 1594392137

Drills: Training For Sudden Violence (A Chiron Manual) Rory Miller [Kindle Edition on Amazon]

A Professional's Guide to Ending Violence Quickly: How Bouncers, Bodyguards and Other Security Professionals Handle Ugly Situations (Paperback) By Marc MacYoung, Publisher: Paladin Press, Published: 1996.

Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi and Bagua, Lu Shengli, Blue Snake Books.

Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals, Brian Kennedy, North Atlantic Books.

Nei Jia Quan Internal Martial Arts, Edited by Jess O’ Brien, Blue Snake Books.


Chinese Medicine

The Web that has no Weaver, Ted Kaptchuk.
The Law of the Five Elements, Dianne M. Connelly