Taiji camp at Langley (Norwich) with Paul Fretter 10th to 17th April 2023

Paul Fretter will lead a week-long Taiji camp near Norwich, UK, with 8 hours of training per day.

Residential Taiji camp led by Paul Fretter

10th to 17th April 2023 – Langley Hall School, Norfolk, UK

Standard cost: £850. Book before 13th March to get the Early Bird discounted price of £770.

Spring Residential Taiji Camp at Langley School, near Norwich, UK from 10 to 17 April 2023.  Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and early booking is strongly recommended. Once all available places are filled, new applicants will be put onto a reserve list to fill out cancellations.

Experienced practitioners and beginners welcome

The camp will run from Monday 10th to Monday 17th April 2023

Wee Kee Jin is unable to lead this camp as we originally planned, so it will be led by Paul Fretter.

Since 2007 we have run an annual Residential Taiji Camp with Wee Kee Jin. During the covid19 situation, two successful camps at Langley were led by Paul Fretter, a long-term student of Wee Kee Jin.

In Autumn 2022 Jin returned to the UK to teach a very successful camp at Langley.

This year’s spring camp will again be run by Paul Fretter, and we hope to bring Wee Kee Jin over to teach in the Autumn.

The camp is a “retreat” held in pleasant surroundings in the Norfolk countryside, with full-board accommodation and catering provided by a local school outside of normal term-time. The camp is essentially a ‘retreat’, and this environment is necessary to allow students to focus on Taiji practice without the distractions of daily life.

While the class schedule may look very full (8+ hours per day), you will find yourself in between the classes either wanting to practice more or asking other people for advice and assistance. Total immersion in practice for this period of time can significantly advance your level of practice and understanding, particularly so if you then practice what you have learned over the coming months. The camp is also an excellent opportunity to practice partner work (e.g. push hands) with different people, especially those whom you don’t meet very often.

The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, with the training schedule accommodating all levels of practice. A number of TSCE instructors attend the camp, and they are all willing to answer questions and assist you with your practice.

The standard price for attending the camp is £850 or at an Early Bird discount price of only £770 if booked early.  The price includes training,  accommodation and meals.  We do our best to keep the price affordable so that the camp is accessible to as many people as possible.  Note, however, there has been an inevitable price increase this year to reflect the significant increase in food and energy costs.

The Early Bird discount price of £770 applies only if you are attending the whole camp and a confirmed reservation is received by the Early Bird deadline of midnight on the 13th March 2023.  

Confirmation: Your registration is only confirmed once we have received your registration form and either a £100 deposit or full payment of the training fee.  The final deadline for all registrations is 27th March 2023.

The minimum age for participation at the camp is 18 years. 

Cancellation policy:  If you want to cancel your place more than 4 weeks before the camp starts we will retain a part payment of £50. For later cancellations, a part-payment of £100 will be retained. In the unlikely event of the whole camp having to be cancelled, all payments will be refunded.

Accommodation: Single and Twin accommodation will be allocated after booking and a deposit or full payment has been received, on a first-come first served basis.  We will confirm to you once allocated.  We cannot guarantee the availability of single accommodation for everyone, so early booking is recommended, and we can only offer our best endeavour in this regard.

If you wish to book for a limited number of days and not the whole camp or require accommodation only for an accompanying partner, please contact paul.fretter@taiji.org.uk directly to discuss your requirements.

Travel Information

Langley Hall (School) is located in Norfolk, close to the village of Chedgrave and the market town of Loddon, near the A146 Norwich-Lowestoft road.

Arriving by car, the school is just 30-minutes from Norwich International Airport, 90 minutes from Stansted Airport and approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Heathrow or Gatwick.

Cambridge, home of the famous university, is one hour away and London can be reached in 2 hours.

Map to Langley

Address: Langley Senior School, Langley Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6BJ

The classes will comprise : SUBJECTS TO BE CONFIRMED.

Tailored guidance will be available for beginners.

Monday 10th

12noon to 6pm – Arrival and registration
4pm to 6pm – free practice
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm to 9:30pm Evening training

Tuesday to Sunday

6am to 7am – Free practice
7am to 8am – Free pushing
8:00am – Breakfast
9:30am to 11:30am – Morning training
11:30am to 12noon – Free time or training
12noon – Lunch
[ Free time ]
4pm to 6pm – Afternoon training
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm to 9:30pm – Evening training

Monday 17th

6am to 7am – Free practice
7am to 8am – Free pushing
8:00am – Breakfast
9:30am to 11:30am – Morning training
12noon – Lunch
1pm – Depart

Langley Hall School

Loddon Village

Loddon is a small market town about 12 miles southeast of Norwich on the River Chet, a tributary of the River Yare within The Broads National Park, Britain’s largest protected wetland.  The name “Loddon” is thought to mean muddy river in Celtic in reference to the Chet.

Wikipedia has this to say about Loddon: 
The earliest written mention of Loddon (Lodne) is in the will of Ælfric Modercope written in 1042 or 1043. In the will Ælfric split his land holdings in Loddon, Bergh Apton and Barton between the Bishops of Bury, Ely and St Benet of Holme. Ælfric held 450 acres (1.8 km2) of land in Loddon and was by far the biggest landowner. His manor house is believed to have been close by the church overlooking the river and the fields are known as Manor Yards. The Parish Council adopted Ælfric for Loddon’s town sign in 1961 and the bronze statue still stands on Farthing Green.