Tai Chi Performances and Join in Sessions 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.

Clothing and other essentials – please wear Tai Chi white uniform and/or Dao Lu red (or white) T-shirt and black trousers. Please bring sun cream and water. If you carry weapons, they must be kept in their bags except for the performances and you must have your Dao Lu licence with you for security checks.

Entry – Dao Lu performers and volunteers will receive briefing on how to register for entry before the event.

Rehearsals – You must attend your regular sessions in the two weeks before for performance training.

Read full event details at: walthamstowgardenparty.com

Related projects:

Walthamstow Garden Party 2016

Tai Chi performance and join in at Walthamstow Garden Party 16th/17th July 2016

Tai Chi performance at WAM Concert, Leytonstone Festival 2016

Dawn Chorus & Tai Chi 2017

FREE Saturday 27th May 2017, 5-8am

Part of Wildlife Day programme, 5am to 9pm

The early bird catches the worm! In 2016 we had a wonderful morning in Lloyd Park. This year we are moving to Chingford Pimp Hall Nature Reserve on Saturday 27th May, 5-8am.

We will have an early morning stroll aroundChingford Pimp Hall Nature Reserve while learning how to identify bird calls with a bird expert. After a light breakfast we will do Tai Chi to the Dawn Chorus!

Meet outside the Learning Lodge at 5am. Have a light breakfast (pastries/refreshments provided) after round 6.30-7am. Tai Chi session at 7-8am. FREE to attend.

This is part of Wildlife Day programme. There will be other nature related activities throughout the day. Here is a poster with full information, including events later in the day

Related projects:

Tai Chi at Dawn Chorus in Lloyd Park


Dementia Awareness Week: FREE Tai Chi for people in supported living

Friday 19th May 2017, 12.00 – 13.00

Part of celebrating Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (14th-20th May)

  • Friday 19th May, 12.00 – 13.00
  • Windmill Court, 4a Weale Road, Chingford, London E4 6BP
  • FREE for residents, family carers and support workers
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity

This is part of celebrating Dementia Awareness Week in Waltham Forest.

Related projects:

Tai Chi at Dementia Awareness Week: All Together Now

Green Tai Chi Corner for people affected by dementia, family carers and support workers


Celebrating World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2017

Dao Lu students celebrated World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2017 on Sunday 30 April.

  • Sunday 30 April, 10.30 – 11.45
  • Aveling Field (near Green Gym), Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP
  • FREE for public members
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity
  • Members of the public can join in FREE!

Related projects:

Celebrating World Tai Chi Day 2016

Celebrating World Tai Chi Day 2015

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

Dao Lu will run a Tai Chi taster session for people with learning disabilities and carers, in partnership with Days 4 You 2, a voluntary organisation running a day centre for disabled people.

  • Wednesday 26 April, 11.30 – 12.30
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP
  • FREE for participants
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity

Related projects:

Happy Easter 2017 Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities



Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities

Dao Lu will run a Tai Chi taster session for young people with learning disabilities, as part of the Happy Easter half term programme.

  • Wednesday 12 April, 14.00 – 15.00
  • At Pursuing Independent Path, 4E Warwick Court, Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY
  • Outdoors, weather permitting (indoors if wet)

Related projects:

Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi Tree

Love Tai Chi in February

Flow like a cloud 4: Tai Chi for young adults with learning disabilities and support workers

Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi & Tree

Dao Lu will run a FREE Tai Chi session for local families, as part of the Happy Easter programme at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve.

  • Wednesday 12 April, 11:15 – 12:15
  • FREE
  • At Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR
  • Outdoors, weather permitting (indoors if wet)

There are many other activities during the Easter half term in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, see full programme.

Related projects:

Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities

Love Tai Chi in February

Flow like a cloud 4: Tai Chi for young adults with learning disabilities and support workers

Dao Lu 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!

Working in partnership with Deyin Taijiquan Institute who have over 15 years of organising Tai Chi trips from the UK, we have made this group tour package, as an introduction to China, as competitive as possible to enable many students to join in. Please read thoroughly all the information and make sure that you make an early booking if possible. We will have to open up the booking through our partner organisations to the whole of Europe after to help make up the number in case we cannot get the minimum number required.

  • Choose between 15 or 18 days duration:
    • 1st April to 15th April 2018, 15 days for £1999
    • 1st April to 18th April 2018, 18 days (with 3 extra days extension in Shanghai) for £2179
  • The itinerary includes:
    • Beijing
    • Xi’an
    • Wudang Mountain
    • Shaolin Temple
    • Chen Tai Chi Village
    • Shanghai

Please read the Full itinerary, payment details and Terms & Conditions (PDF).

To book, please use the online booking form. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Family bookings – please fill in the form for each individual.

Payment must be made online (either in full or instalments as below) to:

Account Name Tai Chi Link Management Ltd
Sort Code 404450
Account Number 71800329
Reference Dao Lu/your_surname


To pay by instalments, please follow the dates and amounts below:

First instalment 30th June 2017 £800
Second instalment 30th August 2017 £500
Third instalment 30th September 2017 £500
Remainder 31st October 2017 remainder outstanding


We will mostly stay at 3 stars hotels within this very competitively priced package. Please be particularly aware that hotels on mountainous areas and small towns will be basic due to their location.


There is a single-room supplement if you would like to have a room to yourself.

When bookings have been completed, we will ask people to pair themselves up:

  • partners
  • families
  • friends (same gender)
  • individuals (same gender)

Anyone who can’t pair up will be allocated. This may include strangers if there are insufficient people from Dao Lu. Please note if no suitable person is available to share a room, the single room supplement will apply.


  • Non-direct flight (one stop)
  • Depart from Heathrow
  • Anyone in the UK who wishes to fly with a preferred airline or organise their own flights will be subject to a Beijing airport pick up charge of £30

The return flight tickets will be purchased on your behalf through one of our appointed travel agents (ABTA Registered)

What’s included

  • Seminar fees for all trainings
  • All accommodation – two people sharing
  • All transport (flights, coaches and trains) in China
  • Most meals (breakfast, lunch and some dinners) except leisure days and free activities, when members need to sort out their own lunch and dinner.
  • First entry fees for the all attractions listed
  • Return international flight tickets – flight tickets are purchased, on our delegates’ behalf, through one of our partner agents who is ATOL and IATA registered.

What’s not included

  • Visa application fees – Approx. £180.00 (apply individually two months prior to travel)
  • Travel and medical insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks with meals & extra orders for the meal
  • Transport to and from airports in the UK and during free activities in China
  • Single Room supplement (hotels) – (we’ll try to match two single persons into one room, however, if it can’t be done for any reason, the single supplement will apply)
  • Gratuities for coach drivers and tour guide (£40 – 15 days / £50 – 18 days to be collected at the beginning of the trip)
  • Personal expenses (gifts or personal necessities)


Please note Dao Lu CIC is not financially responsible for this trip. All monies are handled by Deyin Taijinquan Institute. Dao Lu CIC is advertising this trip on behalf of Deyin Taijinquan Institute, who have tailored the trip for Dao Lu CIC. The trip will be opened to persons not connected with Dao Lu CIC if places remain.

Deyin Taijiquan Institute (www.deyin-taiji.com) has over 15 years experience of organising Tai Chi trips to China from the UK. Master Tary Yip and his team are organising this trip for Dao Lu. Master Tary Yip will also be the leader accompanying the group on this trip.

Make your booking here

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

Tai Chi performance and a surprise award
Friday 10 March, 6.30-8.30pm

Dao Lu’s outreach work to girls and women and other wider community groups has been recognised at an International Women’s Day 2017 event hosted by Cllr Yemi Osho. Aileen has been awarded Outstanding Contribution to Health and Wellbeing in Our Community!

Many thanks to the girl/woman students who helped deliver a mini Tai Chi performance, as we did every year! Without so many people’s support and work in many different ways, we cannot reach so many community groups in the past years.

We’d also like to congratulate Cllr Clare Coghill who has become the first female council leader of Waltham Forest in over 50 years!

The event took place in Waltham Forest Council Chamber, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4JF. The Worshipful the Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Peter Herrington, and Mayoress Susan Herrington were present as well.

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
  • You will need to bring your own hula hoop, if possible. If you don’t have one, please let us know when you make the booking.
  • At Al Madina Mosque & Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8PY (see map below)
  • To book, please use the contact form

Here is a Poster for Hula Fun for Mums and Kids (PDF) if you would like to print it out and/or send to families in your networks.