ellake ellake posted February 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm to Culture. Viewed 123 times. Answered 11 times.

Does anyone know of any tai chi evening classes in hoan kiem tay ho or ba dinh district? i know they do tai chi at hoan kiem lake early mornings but i start work very early so i can only do evening classes, let me know thanks

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TscTempest wrote on February 5th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
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Try the various major parks at the time when you're up for it. Sometimes if there's a crowd active in the morning, they may also be a the same/similar crowd at night.

As for specific classes, there was a guy, who used to be with Green Mango, but is now (still?) with Bahaya Cruises. He used to give regular lessons, I think, in Yang Style. (I don't think he does Chen) I don't know if he still has time, but he speaks excellent English and can probably direct you further.

redriver_chu wrote on February 5th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Sorry, can i ask a question? what is "tai chi"?

TscTempest wrote on February 5th, 2010 at 8:42 pm
ellake wrote on February 8th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

tai chi originates from china and there are many different styles. it is a martial art-the aim is to become the penultimate being. It is different to other martial arts because it is about your personal energy flow and you do not have an opponent to fight. It is also a form of meditation and in my personal opinion very good exercise and it improves balance, but it is not for everyone. check out the wikipedia article 'tai chi chuan' for more info

engcherry wrote on February 15th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I agree with Ellake, Tai Chi Chuan is a form of meditative martial art practice aims at improving balance, flexibility and respiration. Personally I believe it can be for everyone, provided that you receive proper instrucions. My class (in England) have people as young as 18 to people as old as in their 70s participating. Here you don't see so many young people practicing it though. One of the main reason put me off joining the crowd at the crack of dawn.

DannyP wrote on February 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

@Red river

You may know it by the Vietnamese name thai cuc quyen or i think it is also known as Taiji

have a look at this


DannyP wrote on February 21st, 2010 at 5:17 pm


You could try Master Xuan 0903224688

He does classes most mornings at the pagoda on Tay Ho Street. The name of the pagoda eludes me right now.

He is a good teacher and has some English and French. Also there are several foreign students who study with him.

He will also give one to one classes which are great if you're a beginner.

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Davey1 wrote on August 22nd, 2010 at 10:58 am

i used to study it with Quang (who since emmigrated to Czech republic). but there was also a canadian guy doing tai chi if i remember. is he still around? i gotta confess i'm a touch too intimidated by the park tai chi groups... all looks deadly serious.

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auvoantic wrote on January 28th, 2012 at 11:03 am

zenith yoga

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vunguyen154 wrote on June 16th, 2018 at 12:56 pm

I am running a group of Chenjiagou taijiquan near Hoan Kiem Lake. It is about Laoja Form, Push Hand, weapons and Application for competition in Chenjiagou. If you are interested in Taijiquan, please contact me: 0965761427 or nguyenvu154@gmail.com. Thanks

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vinhtaichi wrote on August 22nd, 2019 at 4:36 am

If you interested in Taichi - Kung Fu - Chi Gong, please contact Master Vinh Nguyen +84904275319 for further information.

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