The Forbidden City in Beijing


Lively Tiger is a Chen Style Tai Chi school based in Cannock, UK. The school was founded in 2007 by Shifu Garry Seghers. Shifu Alan Smewing took over the running of the club in 2016 after Garry moved to Vietnam. 

The club changed venues a few times before settling in to it's current home at the Avon Business and Leisure Centre.

Class portrait December 2016


We teach Chen style Tai Chi (tàijí quán) as taught by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei (19th generation master) and Grandmaster Liming Yue. Teaching content includes:

  • Chen 11 Form
  • Chen 18 Form
  • Lao Jia Form (74 moves)
  • Chen Sword Form
  • Chen Sabre Form
  • Pushing Hands

Class portrait December 2016


For students that wish to further improve their health and well-being, these exercises co-ordinate breathing patterns with movements to improve the respiratory, circulatory and immune system. We teach Qigong as taught by the British Health Qigong Association.