Senior Tai Chi Corner

Senior Tai Chi Corner

Women Fan

Women's Tai Chi Corner - Lloyd Park

Women's Tai Chi Corner - Chingford

Over 70s

Over 70s

Disabled People

Disabled People

BME Women

BME Women

Tai Chi Breeze

Tai Chi Breeze

My Journey

Higham Hill Hub

Higham Hill


What’s New

Tai Chi Trip to China April 2018

A once in a lifetime opportunity! A wonderful Tai Chi cultural trip for Dao Lu students, friends, families and supporters to come together to explore the culture and iconic places in China!

This trip is being organised by Deyin Taijiquan Institute who have over 15 years of organising Tai Chi trips from the UK. This trip has been tailored for suit Dao Lu, but financial and trip responsibility is entirely with Deyin Taijiquan Institute to whom all monies are paid.

First instalment by 30th June 2017 or full payment by 31st October 2017. For a rough idea of costs, the package ranges from £1999 to £2649, plus visa fees, gratuities, additional meals and drinks, free-time meals, free-time travel and spending money. International flights (Heathrow), accommodation and most meals are included.

For full details, including instalment payments, itinerary and the booking form, please see Tai Chi Trip to China April 2018.

Tai Chi performance and join in at Walthamstow Garden Party 15th/16th July 2017

Lloyd Park (behind William Morris Gallery), Forest Road, London E17 5JW

This is our annual event now in its 4th year! We’ll deliver a Tai Chi performance and Join In session at 14:30 – 15:30 on both days over the weekend.

  • Meet at 13:30 on Aveling Field/Sports & Activities Area on both days
  • Tai Chi performance and join in at 14:30 – 15:30. We need as many as students to take part as possible to help showcase different levels and age range to the public!
  • The specific performance site to be confirmed on the day by Barbican. As usual we will need to set up our own fence area and banners for safety and promotion. We need lots of pairs of hands to help with these tasks
  • IMPORTANT – please read full instructions here

Tai Chi performance at WoW U! Summer Festival

Sunday 9th July, 1:30 – 2:30pm, Town Square

Women of Walthamstow Uniting, a voluntary organisation working to celebrate and unify the diverse women of Walthamstow, will be hosting WoW U! Summer Festival, their inaugural event, on Sunday 9th July from 12noon to 6pm. This community event aims to celebrate and unite the diverse girls and women of Walthamstow.

  • Sunday 9th July 2017
  • Meet at 1:30pm in Town Square
  • Tai Chi performance at 2-2.30pm
  • Wear your red Dao Lu T-shirt and black trousers. Bring your weapons in bags with your Dao Lu licence.
  • Don’t forget your water, sun cream and hat!
  • Full details here

Summer Tai Chi @Winchester Road Methodist Church

Dao Lu is piloting an 8-week Tai Chi project for the local community in Highams Park in parallel with a new Tai Chi project for people with learning disabilities at the same venue.

  • From 15th June to 3rd August 2017
  • Every Thurday, 7-8pm
  • Total 8 sessions
  • Block rate of £40 for 8 sessions, pay in advance; drop in £8 per session
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP
  • To book a place, please contact Oliver, the caretaker, on 020 8531 8663, or contact us.
  • Full details here.

Hula Fun for Mums & Kids

World Cup of Gymnastics 2017 will be taking place at the O2, London on 8 April 2017. To help celebrate this great event, Dao Lu has been awarded a Mayor of London World Cup of Gymnastics community engagement grant to host a gymnastics project, Hula Fun for Mums & Kids, from April to June 2017!

This is partnership work with Mayor of London and British Gymnastics. Two qualified female instructors will be appointed by British Gymnastics.

Look forward to toning up and slimming down with a hula hoop? Please come along and have a great fun! Please do bring your own hula hoop if possible.

  • Saturdays at 14:00 – 15:15
  • 22nd April to 20th May 2017 (5 sessions)
  • Ramadan break
  • Re-opens from 1 July to 29 July 2017 (5 more sessions
  • Total 10 sessions, FREE
  • Al Madina Mosque & Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8PY
  • Full details here:  hula-fun-for-mums-kids/

Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities at Winchester Road Methodist Church

Dao Lu is piloting an 8-week Tai Chi project for people with learning disabilities. Dao Lu is working in partnership with Days 4 U 2, a voluntary organisation running a day centre for people with learning disabilities, and hoping to set up a sustainable weekly session for more people with learning disabilities in the near future. This was a result of a free taster session on 26 April 2017 which was well received.

  • From 24th May to 12th July 2017
  • Every Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:30
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP
  • Full details here.

Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities at PIP

Dao Lu is running a weekly Tai Chi session for young people with learning disabilities, at PIP (Pursuing Independent Path) following our work there two years ago and a recent re-introduction session on 12 April 2017.

  • From 5th May 2017
  • Every Friday, 14.30 – 15.30
  • At Pursuing Independent Path, 4E Warwick Court, Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY
  • Full details here.

Well being Tai Chi retreat 2017

Cool-pads (a third party, not associated with Dao Lu) is organising a retreat in Puglia, Italy that includes Tai Chi delivered by Aaron or Shifu Browne (depending on dates). For details, please see cool-pads.com/ourretreats. Please note this is independent and not organised by Dao Lu. Please contact the organisers (cool-pads.com) for any enquiries.

Who We Are

Dao Lu CIC (Community Interest Company) is a local group of people who are passionate about Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, and its great health benefits. We promote Tai Chi training to local communities and beyond for a healthier and calmer mind, body and lifestyle.

We set ourselves up in April 2013 and registered at Companies House and the C.I.C. Regulator, The Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, in October 2013. We are also a registered member of British Council for Chinese Martial Arts, the national governing body for Chinese martial arts under Sport England.

We are particularly targeting hard to reach community groups to benefit from Tai Chi training. We work with many different organisations including local authorities to bring Tai Chi to local residents. In August 2014 we won a Big Lottery Fund award to deliver a comprehensive Tai Chi programme, Ultimate Wellbeing, to a wider range of groups in their familiar settings such as care homes and days centres.

Meet the people behind Dao Lu on our Directors and Volunteers page.

Find out more about Tai Chi on our page What is Tai Chi.


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