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Angus Tai Chi Academy

                 Chinese Internal Arts for Health & Wellbeing

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Welcome to the Angus Tai Chi Academy


The Angus Tai Chi Academy is a not for profit organisation dedicated to sharing the Tai Chi and related arts as originally taught by Master Moy Lin Shin (1931 to 1998).


The Academy currently runs Classes in Brechin, Farnell, Laurencekirk, Montrose and St. Cyrus. All instructors and office bearers are volunteers and all proceeds go towards the running of the Academy.

Our Aims

Under the general guidance of the International Association of Tai Chi and Lok Hup Academies, the aims of the group are:

  • Facilitate and encourage people to share in the Tai Chi and related arts as taught by Master Moy Lin-Shin

  • Enable people aged 18 and over from all walks of life to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi

  • Provide instruction to allow people to participate in Tai Chi on a regular basis and train volunteer instructors to teach Tai Chi and related arts

  • Encourage involvement in Tai Chi in local communities

  • Develop an understanding of the benefits of this form of gentle exercise, as it promotes mental and physical well-being


The Angus Tai Chi Academy teaches 108-move Tai Chi. Our instructors pay particular attention to full extension in all of the movements, a style developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998).

He modified the traditional Yang Style 108-move Tai Chi set to maximize the health benefits for faster health improvement, as he realized that in a modern society, an exercise that was good for health was more important than a martial art for fighting.



The Angus Tai Chi Academy is a proud member of the International Association of TaiChi & Lok Hup Academies.

Taichi17 online tutor available online

Created by the International association of taichi and lok hup Academies (IATLA).

The online video is of the basic movemonts of the first 17 taichi moves.

The video is an introduction to tai chi and is aimed at helping beginners.

News & Events 

2020 AGM

Due to the restrictions in place this year it was not possible to hold our usual AGM in the spring/summer.  We hope to have an AGM as soon as possible in 2021.  In the mean time all the current committee are prepared to continue in office.

The accounts for 2019 were prepared and, following the lifting of lock-down and easing of restrictions, were submitted to an Independent Examiner at Voluntary Action Angus.  The accounts have subsequently been checked and the ATCA Trustee Report and Accounts for 2019 has been signed off by the Independent Examiner.  Electronic copies of this report can be obtained by contacting your normal instructor.


COVID-19 Update - 12th November 2020

Well, it was nice to get back to our (albeit somewhat modified) classes for a while but, as Angus unfortunately moves to Tier 3 on Friday 13th November, the classes in Brechin, Farnell & Montrose are now no longer permitted. The classes there will be discontinued until we move back to a lower tier, or guidelines change. We just have to wait to see what will be allowed and when.

If/when Angus returns to Tier 2 your instructor will be in touch with you about any arrangements for the restarting of your class. Please do not turn up “on spec” to a different class, even if your normal class has not restarted.

Contact your usual instructor if you have any queries.

As always, we hope that you and your families all keep safe and we look forward to meeting up again.

Remember our closed Facebook group is there helping keep us connected.




2020 Year of the Rat

Orders are now being taken for the new Year of the Rat T-shirts, designed by one of our members. They cost £10 and are available in round neck or V-neck - Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large. Please place your order at your regular class.



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