Hello and welcome. I am Kath Revell, aka Ninja Granny, and I live in Liskeard, Cornwall. I love tai chi and love to practise, especially outside. There are so many benefits to Tai chi, Qigong and Somatics - they are holistic, benefitting you on all levels - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
I teach chen style Tai chi and I'm a member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain . My teachers are Karel and Eva Koskuba from the Chinese Internal Arts Association (CIAA). And Tom Collingridge and Helen Kingdon from the Exeter School of Tai chi Chuan.
I am currently studying with Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics on the three year Clinical Somatic Education professional training programme.
Shen Jin Ba Gu
Shen Jin Ba Gu means "Lengthen the Ligaments, Open the Joints". This video shows the exercise from front and back view so you can follow. It doesn't take long to learn it for yourself. If you do it every day you will notice the improvement in your joints, especially your hips and shoulders. You will also find your strength and stamina increase.
This exercise was taught to me by Rose Oliver from the Double Dragon Alliance.
Can you follow this?
Mondays 10am Tai chi beginners
Tuesdays 11am Qigong
Tuesdays 12.15pm Somatics
Wednesdays 7pm Tai chi laojia form 2nd part
Thursdays 9.45am Tai chi laojia form 1st part
All classes 45 minutes except Somatics, which is 1 hour. To book and join online classes or for more information please email or phone.
Due to current lockdown restrictions there are no group classes at present. Back soon hopefully. Under "normal" circumstances group classes are as follows:
Wednesdays 10am Qigong
Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard PL 14 4AP
Wednesdays 11.15am Somatics
Liskerrett Centre as above
Wednesdays 2pm Tai chi
Upton Cross Village Hall, PL14 5AZ
Thursdays 12 noon Tai chi
Lostwithiel Community Centre PL22 OHE
All group classes last one hour.
One-to-one outdoor Tai chi classes,
Westbourne Gardens, Liskeard.
One-to-one online Somatics and Tai chi classes.
To book a private session please email or phone:
Step by step guide to Laojia form - first 15 patterns (short form) available now.
£5 or £7 including postage. Contact
What people have said...
"My GP is very happy I am doing Tai chi and I would fully recommend it, especially this class, to anyone at any age for relaxation, well-being and physical fitness".
"What has been very beneficial to me is the improvement I have found in my hips. My arthritis is greatly improved since starting Tai chi to the extent that I was considering surgery a few months ago and now do not need it".
"I'm doing really well, I've been keeping my practising going. My pain has 85 percent gone, I can't believe it. I'm not pushing too hard but I'm looking at trying to build some strength now so I've started swimming again. I am also standing better, my husband has noticed when I walk with him".
"It is a lovely class with no pressure and everyone is very friendly".