'Standing like a tree – moving like water’

Tai Chi & Chi Kung Classes

Sifu William

William Walker is a practioner of Chi Kung and Tai Chi with over 20 years experience. He currently teaches Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Dragon Sword Form in South London.

About Styles

Chi Kung (here called Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung – or standing like a tree) consists of standing postures (also seated and lying) either held for a period of time, or combined with specific movements and steps.

Tai Chi (here called ‘Lam Style Tai Chi’) consists of slow movements accompanied by natural breathing that calms your mind and lifts your spirits, improving both mental and physical health.

These are ancient Chinese practices and well known to have a wide range of benefits including:

  • Strengthening immune system
  • Improving circulation
  • Raising energy for everyday life
  • Improved balance
  • Strong back and supple joints
  • Maintain bone density
  • Stabilising blood pressure
  • Core stability and strength
  • Easier breathing
  • Calm, clear mind

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William Walker Bio

William began his practice of Chi Kung in the early 90’s after a temporary injury. Living at the time in Singapore he was introduced to Master Xie Li and ‘Kong Jin Chi Kung’.

In 1994 William started training in Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung with Master Lam Kam-Chuen in London and subsequently became an instructor within ‘The Lam Association’, being given permission to teach Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Wudang Dragon Sword Form.

Since 1999 William has taught weekly classes in Chi Kung and Tai Chi, at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, south London. He has also led workshops and taught privately.

By profession William is a teacher of special needs children and has taught Tai Chi and Chi Kung, within the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, to children with autism and learning difficulties.

William has followed courses and retreats in mindfulness and meditation as well as studied Buddhism at Jamyang Buddhist Centre. He has masters’ degrees in Theology and Philosophy of religion and a long-term interest in Eastern philosophy.


Monday evenings at Jamyang Buddhist Centre

The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road, Kennington, London SE11 4NA (www.jamyang.co.uk)

Chi Kung: 6.15 to 7.15pm.

Tai Chi: 7.20 to 8.20pm

Tuesday evenings at The Herne Hill Methodist Hall

155, Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9HU.

Chi Kung / Tai Chi: 7.00 – 8.00p.m.

Saturday morning:

Chi Kung / Tai Chi: 10.00a.m. – 11.15a.m.

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and Tai Chi classes:

Classes start with gentle warm up exercises drawn from the Chinese exercises of Toa Yin, as well as internal stretching exercises and walking Chi Kung. These are followed by either Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung or Tai Chi.


The current cost of classes is £8.00 for 1 hr classes.

First timers: sign up to 5 and get one free

Private lessons can be arranged with the teacher personally

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Jamyang, The Old Courthouse, 43, Renfrew Road, London, SE11 4NA

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079105 49371