Tai Chi, Ensodo and Mugai Ryu

Tai Chi

In 2010, to mark his 50th birthday, our Chief Instructor Neil R. Hall began to teach a specialist martial art for older students, called Ensodo.  Designed to be a real, traditional, formal martial art, Ensodo is a fighting art without the spectacular jumps and flying kicks that demand a…. well…. younger body.

In designing Ensodo, Neil drew on an extensive knowledge of martial arts, and in particular martial arts with a lot of circular movements.  Included in these was Tai Chi, which he had been studying for many years, and the Yang Style Tai Chi short form is taught to Ensodo students to help them with suppleness and softness of movement.

In 2013, at the suggestion of his Ensodo students, Neil began to teach Tai Chi in its own right, and now we teach Tai Chi across the Cotswolds and Worcestershire, as well as continuing to teach Ensodo.  Our Tai Chi classes explain the martial arts roots of the movements, but they are non-combat, and the focus is on the gentle exercise and its healing qualities.  

In 2015, LCTKD added the beautiful, calm, Zen-based Japanese Sword art Mugai Ryu, under European Head Sensei Luciano Morgenstern and UK Head Sensei David Jackson.  

Find out about these arts at LCTKD using the links on each side of this page.  

Ensodo Ensodo Mugai Ryu Mugai Ryu Tai Chi