Welcome to our site - Welcome to the Best

By David & Rachel Barrow

NEW daytime beginners sessions now open on Wed and Thursday lunchtimes 12.00 to 1.00.

We are now taking new beginners on each evening Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs.

Our normal classes are: Classes are held every  Mon, Tues , Wed and Thursday evening 7.00p.m. to 8.00p.m. and Wed & Thurs lunchtime classes 12.00- to 1.00p.m.  We have a beginners classes on each of the evening and daytime classes so new members are welcome.  The other community daytime classes are listed below: 

(If you haven't put your name on the email list, and would like to add your name to the new email group, please contact us.)

For more in-depth information about our Tai Chi School, its history and videos see below:

 The Home of the Wu Chian-Chuan School

The Original Wu Style Tai Chi specialises in providing the highest quality Tai Chi in Europe.

                A quality based on:

  • Leading-edge clinical research into the health benefits of Tai Chi practice 
  • Retention of the precise and synchronised movements of the original forms
  • Supervision from China, and being the first Tai Chi school in England  
  • 45 years experience in teaching Original Wu Tai Chi

Our focus and determination is to increase the energy & relaxation, fitness & strength, and the overall well-being of all our students through an engaging experience that will inspire your interest whether you are new to Tai Chi or have experience of other Tai Chi styles, martial arts or exercise systems. 

Quality & Commitment First

The quality and effectiveness of our Tai Chi is rooted in its historical accuracy, which is required to access the full benefits of Tai Chi practice.

The training programme for original Wu Style Tai Chi, available here in Sheffield for over 40yrs, remains faithful to its roots, retaining all the quality of the ancient forms developed and refined over hundreds of years by the early Masters of Tai Chi Chuan.  

Flexible learning experience

It is our aim to give you the best possible Tai Chi Chuan experience.  We teach specialised Chi Kung exercises, the Short & Original Long Forms, Sword & Spear Forms, the very original Fast Form, Push Hands exercises with a partner, and Self-Defence applications.  At the same time, our training programme is flexible enough to suit  the  needs of all, for example if you want to do Tai Chi only for health benefits, then we can cater for you at the highest level.  If you have an interest in any of the other disciplines, you can choose which elements of Tai Chi you would like to pursue further, such as weapons or fast form or push-hands. We concentrate on giving new begginers the best learning experience.

We also have specialised classes for the elderly and for those suffering from poor circulation, blood pressure, heart disease, or balance disorders.

We run Rehabilitation Classes for heart patients, and audiology patients, at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.  These can be accessed  with a referral from your G.P.  We have researched and developed ‘Clinical Tai Chi' for these specialised courses, over the past twenty years, in conjunction with consultants at the hospital.

We are also Tai Chi trainers for the N.H.S. and Corporate Businesses.

What do I need?

We endeavour to make your learning experience as easy as possible so there is no set uniform or outfit required; just comfortable clothes and comfortable flat shoes such as training shoes.

We also understand the economics of learning any art or exercise form, so we try to keep our costs to the minimum, ensuring that high quality Tai Chi is available to as wide a range of people as possible.  We remain highly competitive. 

If you would like to come along and experience the benefits for yourself, e-mail or call us with any questions you may have, or to arrange to come to a class. 

We take beginners at very regular intervals on various days and evenings of the week.


In the classes, as you learn the original forms you will quickly appreciate the exceptionally high standard of instruction given.  We strive to offer you a level of instruction that matches the high quality of the original forms.  

EVENING classes are held at Kingfield Hall, Brincliffe Crescent, Sheffield S11 9AW
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7.00-8.00p.m.

We hold DAYTIME classes in other Sheffield and South Yorkshire areas as follows:

Sheffield Beginners daytime class

Kingfield Hall, Bricliffe Cres, Off Psalter Lane S11 9AW

every Wed 12.00 to 1.00 

Black Hut, Kimberworth Park Road, S61 3JT
10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Scarsdale Road, S41 8NA
10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

High Street Centre, S62 6LN
7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Frecheville Methodist Church, Church Dale Road, S12 4XW
10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Sheffield Scout Hut, Benty Lane, S10 5NF
10.45 a.m - 11.45


NEW BEGINNERS CLASSES will begin each week from Friday Dec 9th onwards
Stocksbridge, Inman Pavilion, Moorland Drive, S36 1EG,
11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

We also have  an affiliated school in LONDON.
International schools: Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, & Shanghai.