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
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.
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
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.
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.