Tai chi seems to be the poor relation, with classes mostly held in church halls, but the big benefits of recent years is the support we have seen from projects like Fit 4 Life, Ageing Well and the WEA. Local Authority Adult Education continue to run excellent classes but have been hampered in recent years by less funding and an ever increasing load of rather meaningless paperwork.
I did manage to find some celebrity endorsements:
- Hazel O' Conner - Tai chi energises me and makes me feel supple and well. (Nottingham Evening Post)
- Andy Summers (guitarist with 'The Police' ) - One of the beautiful things that tai chi taught me was how to focus—how to be still in the middle of chaos (Black Belt Magazine)
- Lou Reed has been a tai chi practitioner since the 1980s and also published a music CD and a DVD on the art