The LSE Tai-Chi Club
How can people get involved with the Tai-Chi Club?
Just turn up on the door. You can find us on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm at old gym in the Old Building, Wednesday mornings from 8-9 am at the badminton court at the basement of the Old Building, and Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm at the badminton court too... all on LSE campus.
What are the benefits of Tai Chi and being part of a society in general?
You get to learn a new martial art and enjoy the benefit of relaxing your body and mind. Immediate benefits from practicing Tai Chi tend to be a clearer and more relaxed mind - and this can happen from day on.
Clinical studies in the US report improved balance and peace of mind after only eight weeks of a very simple set of movements taken from a variety of tai chi styles.
Other, less expected, benefits of Tai Chi include improved working of internal organs, better breathing and finding it easier to sleep at night. People report more strength, stamina and suppleness.
You can also expect to see reduced stress, and an improved ability to deal with difficult situations.
How much does it cost to become a member?
£3 for LSE students, £10 for others.
How many members does your team have?
Roughly how much time do you need to commit to being a member?
Two hours a week.
What kind of activities do you do outside training / matches?
A termly social.
Your best memory of being part of the team?
I remember that we had a Tai Chi ‘give it a go’ session, where we had lots of complete beginners coming and practicing for the first time. It is very interesting to show them what I have learnt and promote the Chinese marital art as well as culture.