Hello and welcome. I am Kath Revell, aka Ninja Granny, and I live in Liskeard, Cornwall. I love tai chi and I often practise outside in the park, or at the beach, in the woods, or where ever there is a flat and large enough space.
I am a member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and train with the Chinese Internal Arts Association (CIAA). My teachers are Karel and Eva Koskuba. Their teacher is Master Chen Xiao Wang, the 19th Chen Style Grandmaster. I also train with Tom and Helen at 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.
Have a look at my Youtube channel Ninja Granny Tai chi
once a month
Qigong - Tuesdays 11am
Somatics - Wednesdays 11am
Tai chi Long Form - Wednesdays 7pm
Tai chi Short Form - Thursdays 11am
Each class is 40 minutes and free. To join email
Step by step guide to Laojia form - first 15 patterns (short form) available now.
£5 or £7 including postage. Contact
Outdoor classes are £5 per session and last one hour. Please book by email -
Sundays 11am Westbourne Gardens, Dean Street, Liskeard
Wednesdays 2pm Upton Cross playing field (starts 24th June)
Please phone if weather is bad - 07729 907056
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".
"It is a lovely class with no pressure and everyone is very friendly".
"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".