• Welcome to The Association of Traditional Eastern Arts. Martial arts training in Hertfordshire open to all ages and abilities.

    Our schools in Hertfordshire are centres of excellence in the study and practice of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Kung & Yoga. The Association was founded by Keith and Helen Edwards with the specific aim of promoting the Traditional Eastern Martial and Healing Arts of Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga and Shiatsu. All of our instructors are highly qualified and committed to providing the highest levels of instruction. Classes are open to all and everyone is invited to either, turn up at a session and participate or alternatively, to call our help line or email us for further information.

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  • Welcome to The Association of Traditional Eastern Arts. Tai Chi classes in Hertfordshire, open to all ages and abilities.

    Developed originally as a martial art, Tai Chi is a unique practice based on the principles and philosophy of Chinese culture. It is suitable for people of all ages, and requires no special equipment. Generally classes are structured around the ability of the students and each session will include; Chi Kung exercises-Practice of the Form-Push Hands (Partnered Work) and Applications. The form we practice comprises 37 postures and was developed by Master Cheng Man-Ching from the original 108 movement Yang Long Form. For details of classes, please
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  • Welcome to The Association of Traditional Eastern Arts. Yoga classes in Hertfordshire, open to all ages and abilities.

    Yoga has been called a complete science of self-discipline. It can balance, harmonize, purify and strengthen the body, mind and spirit. It can help to point the way to perfect health, perfect mind control and perfect peace with one’s self, the world and nature. The practice of Yoga is governed by 5 core principles. These are: 1) Proper exercise, 2) Correct breathing, 3) Complete relaxation, 4) Controlled diet and 5) Positive thinking and meditation. The practice of Asana’s when performed slowly and consciously produces not only physical benefits, such as improved circulation and increased strength and flexibility of the spine, but are also mental exercises in concentration and meditation.
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  • Welcome to The Association of Traditional Eastern Arts. Chi Gung classes in Hertfordshire, open to all ages and abilities.

    Qi Gong is a holistic system of self healing and meditation. It is a practice which has been enjoyed by the Chinese people for over 5000 years. It includes healing posture, movement, self massage, breathing techniques and meditation. Qi Gong simply means working with life energy. It is based on the energy anatomy of the Meridian system, and is primarily concerned with enhancing the body's ability to prevent disease and improve and maintain health. Broadly speaking the practice can divided into two categories. Internal (passive) Qi Gong, called Nei Dan which does not involve any external movement, and External (active) Qi Gong, called Wei Dan which does. Often the practice combines and integrates both internal and external categories for maximum benefits. Classes take place in St Albans and Shenley in Hertfordshire.

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  • Welcome to The Association of Traditional Eastern Arts. Kung Fu training in Hertfordshire, open to all ages and abilities.

    Kung Fu is a comprehensive and highly developed fighting system which has been practiced for thousands of years. During its long history many different styles have developed each with its own special features and emphasis. The most recognized and well known of these styles today are those developed within the Shaolin Temples.The art we practice is derived from the monastic Shaolin tradition in the southern Fukien province of China. It encompasses both External (Hard) and Internal (Soft) aspects of Chinese martial arts as well as utilising the many different and various hand and leg techniques of both Northern and Southern styles of Kung Fu, including kicking, punching, locking, nerve points and take down techniques.
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