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Tai Chi for Better Health is a Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to training Tai Chi Instructors in Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. Shibashi is an easy Tai Chi to learn and is a set of 18 movements. The benefits of this form of Tai Chi include better balance, improved mobility, relaxation, relief from stress, anxiety and depression and an overall improvement in health and well being.


To date, we have trained more than 500 instructors throughout the UK ranging from clients wishing to set up their own classes to volunteers working within Age UK, Age Cymru, Ageing Better. We have also worked with The NHS, Memory Partners, Volunteering Matters, Versus Arthritis, Mind and Marie Curie.

Our directors Andy and Paul, and our instructors Tracey, Mabli, Vic, Sally and Lucia bring a wealth of experience and expertise. They have come together to offer this training as they have seen first hand the positive effects this form of Tai Chi can have on people’s lives.


We train companies, organisations, groups, and individuals. We are a not for profit organisation and aim to keep our training at as low a cost as possible so that the amazing health benefits of this Tai Chi form can be enjoyed by everyone.

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    Become a Tai Chi Qigong Instructor

        With our CMA Accredited

          Online Course

Our CMA Accredited Online Tai Chi Shibashi Courses have been created out of a strong passion and a ceaseless commitment to wanting as many people as possible to know and share the many health benefits of Tai Chi. 

​To date we have trained more than 500 instructors including people from: Age UK, National Health Workers, Marie Curie nurses, Yoga instructors, Mental health workers, Physiotherapists, Volunteering matters, Health and Fitness instructors and many more.


​ Our Course is designed for learners from all levels and backgrounds and one of our qualified tutors is with you every step of the way. At the heart of everything that we do is our commitment to your success.  

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Andy Baggott


Tracey Lindsay


Paul Hodge

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Dr Mabli Agozzino


Lucia Forte


Vic Spears

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We offer two main courses: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 1 and Shibashi Set 2. The Courses are run online with one to one tuition or for groups we run 1 to 2 day workshops with expert tuition from our course instructors. Each participant receives access to our training websites with written course materials and video instruction and lectures. Both our courses are accredtied by the CMA and upon successful completion each student receives a certificate from Tai Chi for Better Health. It is expected that you will have completed the Shibashi Set 1 course before embarking on Shibashi Set 2. No previous experience is necessary for the Shibashi Set 1 course. 

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Shibashi Set 1 exercises are a gentle, beautiful and flowing set of 18 Qigong movements that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing. Each exercise is designed to work on internal organs in the body as well as unblocking stagnant energy (qi) This set is particularly suitable to those with restricted mobility as the exercises can be done whilst seated as well as standing. Health benefits can be felt within just a few weeks of practice.


The second set of Shibashi is a little more strenuous than the first and is good for circulation, balance, endurance and overall body coordination. But just like the first set, it is designed to clear blockages in the meridians and transport qi around the body. The overall effect is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body. Its gentle movements can help to increase energetic vitality, rejuvenate the body, mind and soul, and gain more physical agility and flexibility

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We do run other Tai Chi and Qigong Courses and Workshops and would be happy to discuss these options with you. Please get in touch via email:

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