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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.


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Angus Tai Chi Academy

is a proud member of the

International Association of
TaiChi & LokHup Academies


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There are two sets of videos generated by IATLA which demonstrate moves from the set: -

TaiChi17 online tutor

Video introduction to some of the Foundation exercises and to the basic movements of the first 17 taichi moves, aimed at helping beginners.

The first 3 moves are free to try.  To access to the remaining moves a login and password are required (obtained by donating $5 or more - see the 'Index of Moves 1-3, section of web page below)

Available at


Videos of moves 1 to 108

Videos and notes from
International instructor Ben Chung of the Zhong Wen Taiji Academy in Canada.

A series of short videos
showing each move from two different angles. The move is then shown twice at half speed, before all the moves to that point are strung together. Below each video are step by step instructions which break down the move into short segments, with associated still images. 

Moves 1 – 17: -

Moves 18 – 55: -

Moves 56 - 108: -


News & Events



No Classes on Tuesday 14 May

There will be no classes at City Hall in Brechin on Tuesday 14 May.  Classes will return the following week.  

Members can attend suitable classes in other locations if desired (see classes for details).



International Workshop

After a gap of four years, we are pleased to announce that we will be having a two day workshop with an international IATLA Instructor in May - see Events page for details.




2024 Year of the Dragon T-shirts

Please contact your instructor to order

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Ben’s Videos

Many of you will remember international instructor Ben Chung of the Zhong Wen Taiji Academy in Canada who conducted a workshop at Farnell in July 2018. Ben has created a series of short videos and notes for each of the 108 moves in the set.  These videos are available on their website for everyone to view - see the links to the left.

Unlike the TaiChi17 online tutor there is no charge for viewing these videos.