looks a bit like Tai Ji or Wu Shu but that's just
what's on the surface. It's about getting
loads of energy and using it to get your
life on track, where you want it..
a Lishi class you can expect to take part in movements
that are similar to Tai Ji (called 'swimming in air')
which are fluid and graceful.
At the core of Lishi is good physical alignment, breathing
and energy (Qi) work. All the movements and dances
can be done slowly (Yin) or faster (Yang).
You might be practising a group dance for 20 minutes
followed by practising a movement with a partner you've
never met before for another 10 minutes under supervision.
Before every partner exercise you learn to bow and
demonstrate respect and other virtues which play a
significant part in becoming a true exponent of Lishi.
seen at "A Time for Tai Chi" Somerset House 2008,
2010 and 2012
below: London Lishi Arts leading early morning Tai
Chi at Somerset House in June 2010.
Lishi Arts is a registered charity (no. 1114627) that aims
to promote health through education in the Chinese physical
activity of Weihai Lishi Quanfa to benefit people in London.
Our 6 qualified teachers each run classes at various times
of the week all of which are open to beginners.