Martial art

The kindness overcomes the brute strength, what is formless cannot be stopped.

Lao Tze

Defeat 1000 pounds using 4 ounces, this is the Way of Taijiquan, Yin and Yang. Where the opponent is strong (yang), the practitioner of Taiji is not there, like a ghost, where the enemy is weak (yin) the practitioner of Taiji drives his strength, like a river in flood. The adversary can not find any resistance to apply its apparent strength, falling out from its center and discovering its real weakness. Free from superficial mind that imprisons him and makes him clumsy the practitioner of Taiji becomes formless water, he flows away without resistance and penetrates deeply, creating a strong vortex as a center: unstoppable but constantly adapting he thus manifests his True Strength.

Relying blindly on the external forces leads to uncertain results in fighting and to certain failure in life and beyond.


Authentic taiji

Taiji autentico Yang Chen Wu Sun | True Taiji | 真正的太极

There is only one true Taiji, one set of principles. Human deviation gave rise to family styles (Yang, Wu, Chen etc) which each has strengths and weaknesses. Their strengths are where they follow the principles and their weaknesses are where they deviate from the principles.

We emphasize the waist movement (twisting wave) of the Chen Style, the advancing (issuing transverse wave) power of the Yang Style, the borrowing of partners force (neutralising vertical pressure wave) of the Wu style. We follow my teachers advice: “Go back to the first principles before the styles diverged.”  Patrick Kelly


我们强调陈氏的腰部动作(缠丝劲),杨氏的前推力(横向发劲)和吴氏的借力(中和纵向压力)。我们谨遵我老师们的教诲:”追根溯源,回归不同流派形成前,最本真的太极原则。”  Patrick Kelly

Taiji classes 2024

Tai chi classes for all levels.

Teachers with 30 years of practice and experience.
School of Taichi with classes in La Spezia, Versilia, Lucca and Massa Carrara.
Dedicated center in Pietrasanta for spiritual practice.

Practicing traditional Taiji, students progress through long and serious training that produces a real inner evolution, profound well-being and a certain capacity for self-defense based on sensitivity and inner power rather than external strength and speed. Passing on the sublime experience of the great masters of the past requires an effort on the part of both students and teachers. The teachers themselves have already undergone such long training previously with their teachers.

The goal of the Tai Chi teaching is to unite the various levels and not to work only on one of them. First of all, taiji lessons aim to teach you to move the body freely and fluidly, then to release and align, and finally to find the forces that operate in the body, combining all these aspects with the mind. This is the level where the mind and body learn to work together. Purely physical training of the body has very little to do with Taiji. Then there is training for mind-energy co-ordination and later for the deepest part of the mind.. During this path the development of the connection between the Deep Mind and the Spirit can begin to grow.

The school offers various classes for all levels. New students can start taiji lessons at any time, without any specific requirements, upon contact. Before joining, first watch a full class – then you see exactly what we do and we can answer questions that arise.