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“There are no secrets in Taiji - just things much deeper than people can see”. Patrick Kelly

Open Palm Taiji Weekly Programme — Jan 2015

Contact individual instructors for class dates

Monday Ongoers and Beginners — Exeter

Instructor: Aaron Goodwin


Time: 7:45pm — 8:45pm

Aims: A chance to learn Cheng Man-Ching short form through direct lineage through Huang Shen Shyan to Patrick Kelly. Classes aimed specifically for cultivation of internal strength and harmony….
the systemised teachings of Patrick Kelly……. relax….deep mind…

Programme: Monday beginners level starting soon Send email to to register your interest.

Beginners Class Monday — Totnes

Instructor: Martin Rooney

Venue: St John’s Church Hall, Bridgetown, Totnes

Time: 4:30pm — 6:00pm

Programme: All welcome to attend this class which will gradually develop over the course of the year.

New Class Thursday — Ashburton

Instructor: Luke Shepherd

Venue: Ashburton Town Hall

Time: 7pm — 8:30pm

Time: Push Hands 8:30pm — 9pm

Programme: All welcome to attend this class which will gradually develop over the course of the year. Suitable for beginners and those with experience..

Long Form Class — Tuesday — Exeter

This class is an intermediate group studying the Long Form, Quickfist and Fixed Pattern Push Hands. Those with previous experience of Taiji are welcome to attend a class.

Instructor: Luke Shepherd

Venue: The Tuesday class starts at 7pm — 9:30pm at the Southernhay Church Hall, Exeter (situated on the corner of Southernhay East and Dix’s Field, at the rear of the church.)
Directions to Southernhay Church Hall

Aims: The aim of the Tuesday Long Form Class is to offer those that regularly attend a thorough and systematic development of my understanding of Taiji through my studies with Patrick Kelly. The class is closely aligned to Patrick’s methodology, enabling those who wish to further refine their training to do so.

Programme: The ongoing nature of the class enables specific themes and training principles to be developed each term. These are considered in both loosening exercises, form and fixed pattern Push Hand sets.

Term Date:
Spring Term Dates Tuesdays Jan 6th — Feb 10th 2015 1/2 term break ( no class) on 17th . 24th — March 24th. Easter break (no classes) on Tues 31st March and 7th Apri

Open Palm Taiji School

Weekly classes have been running in Exeter since 1999 and offer a thorough and systematic Taiji training as inspired by the teachings of Patrick Kelly. Patrick is renowned internationally for his depth of understanding within Taiji and his work is based on his training with Master Huang Xiangxian of Malaysia. As a student of Patrick Kelly, the school represents Luke’s understanding of Patrick’s teaching.

The school offers a system of training that will lead each student to tap into their own inner resources. In doing so, an inner understanding of the art of Taiji and of themselves will be established both physically and energetically.

Ongoing training with visiting senior teachers is available throughout the year.


  • The 5 Loosening Exercises
  • The Short Form
  • The Long Form
  • The Quick Fist
  • Fixed Pattern Push Hands Sets and Partner Exercises
  • Meditation

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