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Charles Thackaberry


Tai Chi Master, Charles Thackaberry founded Tai Chi Your Way in 1981 as the Irish Tai Chi Chuan Association. He has trained intensively and extensively for 36 years with leading Tai Chi experts worldwide and continues to experiment and explore the many aspects of Tai Chi, both as a martial art and a healing modality. His experience and accomplishments in various other therapies and arts have further developed his understanding and widened his perspectives of the application of Tai Chi.

As a result of a life devoted to discovering why and how Tai Chi works, he has developed a number of modified practices for a modern busy life.

Charles is committed to focusing on the development of the whole person and making  positive, practical life skills accessible for everyone.

Charles was recognised by the Lineage as a Master of Tai Chi at a celebration that can be viewed here

Works with

Charles works privately with a number of organisations in the active retired and special needs sectors, as well as working with transition year students and adults with mental health difficulties. Please feel free to contact Charles if you are interested in hiring him.

Classes taught
Foundation, intermediate, advanced and teacher levels 
Mini, short and long hand forms
Sword, staff and fan forms
Partner practice - push hand - all levels and fighting sets
Chi Kung - all aspects
Meditation - all aspects

Therapies offered
Q.C.T., Energy Balancing - all aspects

Public classes

St. Andrews Reource Ctr. 114, Pearse St. 016771930 - year round/ 2 month terms.
Monday 6:30pm - 7:45pm Foundation/Intermediate. 
Monday 8:00pm - 9:15pm Advanced 
Thursday 6:45pm - 8:00pm Chi Kung 
Thursday 8:00pm - 9:00pm Form class
Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Advanced Chi Kung / Form 

D.A.T.E., Dundrum, Dublin. 012964322, 10 week terms, September/January
Monday 9:30am -11:00am - Chi Kung / Form Foundation / Continuation
Thursday 9:30am -11:00am - Chi Kung / Form Foundation / Continuation

Arklow Tai Chi, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Contact - Hilary 0851120642. 2 month terms, 
Saturday 10:30am -12:30pm Form / Meditation, Foundation / Continuation
Gorey Community School, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Contact - Pauline 0539421167. 10 week terms, September / January
Wednesday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm Advanced 

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