Course dates

Saturday 1 Oct 2022
8:00am - 9:30am | 10 weeks

Course overview

The Taichi course introduces this traditional martial arts form.

Tai chi is renowned for its positive energy and controlled movements and has become ever increasingly popular in western culture. This course teaches the various forms, movements and exercises of this tranquil and relaxing yet effective martial art. Improve your posture and breathing, learn strategies for health and stress relief and increase flexibility and coordination.

This course is suitable for beginners and more advanced practitioners alike.

Why Study this Course?

  • Experience Taichi for the first time or deepen your understanding
  • Learn strategies for health and stress relief
  • Increase flexibility and coordination


Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders.

The following participants are eligible to receive a 15% discount. Concessions are available for Goldsmiths’ staff and students, over 60s, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support claimants.



Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders, Students and Goldsmiths Alumni.

Booking information

Disability Support

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible. 

Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable. 

Saturday 1 Oct 2022
8:00am - 9:30am | 10 weeks


If you have any questions about this course please contact confucius (

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Richard Hoggart Building, Room 253

Tutor information

Chengmei Liang currently works as a Mandarin and Martial Arts teacher at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Chengmei was a Mandarin and Martial Arts teacher at Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University of Thailand from 2015 to 2018. She is a professional Chinese Martial Arts performer and teacher, having gained a master's degree in Science of Ethnic Traditional Sports from Guangxi University for Nationalities.

She has performed nationally and internationally as a member of Goldsmiths Confucius Institute performing arts troupe.



About the department

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance is an academic department of Goldsmiths, University of London.

We specialise in Chinese language and culture as well being the first and currently, the only CI to specialise in dance, performance and the arts, and the proud winner of the Global Confucius Institute of the Year Award 2017.

We offer:

  • Undergraduate degree courses in Chinese language - BA (Hons) International Relations & Chinese BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese
  • Credit courses in Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese arts and culture and Chinese philosophy
  • Evening and weekend short courses in Chinese language, Chinese dance, Chinese music and Chinese martial arts
  • HSK examinations and training
  • Outreach for Schools program

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