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Angus Tai Chi Academy

                 Chinese Internal Arts for Health & Wellbeing

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Welcome to the Angus Tai Chi Academy


The Angus Tai Chi Academy is a not for profit organisation dedicated to sharing the Tai Chi and related arts as originally taught by Master Moy Lin Shin (1931 to 1998).


The Academy currently runs Classes in Brechin, Farnell, Laurencekirk, Montrose and St. Cyrus. All instructors and office bearers are volunteers and all proceeds go towards the running of the Academy.

Our Aims

Under the general guidance of the International Association of Tai Chi and Lok Hup Academies, the aims of the group are:

  • Facilitate and encourage people to share in the Tai Chi and related arts as taught by Master Moy Lin-Shin

  • Enable people aged 18 and over from all walks of life to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi

  • Provide instruction to allow people to participate in Tai Chi on a regular basis and train volunteer instructors to teach Tai Chi and related arts

  • Encourage involvement in Tai Chi in local communities

  • Develop an understanding of the benefits of this form of gentle exercise, as it promotes mental and physical well-being


The Angus Tai Chi Academy teaches 108-move Tai Chi. Our instructors pay particular attention to full extension in all of the movements, a style developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998).

He modified the traditional Yang Style 108-move Tai Chi set to maximize the health benefits for faster health improvement, as he realized that in a modern society, an exercise that was good for health was more important than a martial art for fighting.



The Angus Tai Chi Academy is a proud member of the International Association of TaiChi & Lok Hup Academies.

Taichi17 online tutor available online

Created by the International association of taichi and lok hup Academies (IATLA).

The online video is of the basic movemonts of the first 17 taichi moves.

The video is an introduction to tai chi and is aimed at helping beginners.

News & Events 

COVID-19 Update - 26th August 2020

As things are beginning to ease a bit more, the instructors have had a discussion as to the way forward. Obviously this will depend upon the availability of the different halls we use and therefore the different classes may restart at different times. The classes will also have to be run differently (at least initially – things may change over time as the situation develops):-

  • In keeping with the 2 metre social distancing rule, some classes will need to be smaller in number, depending upon the size & shape of the individual hall.

  • The classes will be of shorter duration - so that one class has time to leave the premises before another arrives.

  • No refreshments will be served, but members can bring their own water bottles.

  • As the numbers per class are likely to be restricted, members will not be able to attend multiple classes in different locations. Members can only attend one class - usually the one where they pay their fees. You instructor will be in touch with you about the arrangements once your class restarts. Please do not turn up “on spec” to a different class, even if you normal class has not restarted.

  • Due to the large numbers normally attending some classes, it may be that members will be divided intogroups, which will be on a rota and only have a slot every two or three weeks. That way all the members get to attend and it is not just a case of “first come, first served” every week. Please do not turn up “on spec” on a different day.

  • No fees to be paid until January 2021.


2020 Year of the Rat

Orders are now being taken for the new Year of the Rat T-shirts, designed by one of our members. They cost £10 and are available in round neck or V-neck - Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large. Please place your order at your regular class.



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