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 firstname.lastname@example.org directly to discuss your requirements.
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.
Address: Langley Senior School, Langley Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6BJ
From Norwich International Airport you can take a bus to the centre of Norwich, then take a local bus Chedgrave.
From London airports you can take the 727 National Express bus service to Norwich bus station, then a local bus to Chedgrave.
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Tailored guidance will be available for beginners.
Langley Hall School
Situated in the beautiful English county of Norfolk, Langley Hall is a grade 1 listed red brick Palladian style house, built in 1737 for Richard Berney on land originally belonging to Langley Abbey. Set in 110 acres of beautiful, listed parkland close to the small market town of Loddon and within easy reach of Norwich and the Norfolk broads.
Langley is a boarding school with a charming “old world” look and feel, and we are using the student’s accommodation during the end of term holidays. Using a venue such as Langley School helps us to keep the costs reasonable, and engenders a community atmosphere during the camp.
We have access to a mixture of single rooms and double/multiple occupancy. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and note that single rooms are at a premium and tend to be allocated quickly. Bathroom facilities are mostly shared.