Taiji Lesson and Local Breakfast in Beijing

Taiji Lesson and Local Breakfast in Beijing
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$37
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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Take a Taiji boxing class with a Yang-style master and find out why this type of martial art appeals to people all over the world. Take a quick tour of the Drum and Bell district and its magical towers before stopping to sample an authentic Chinese breakfast, with your local guide leading the way. A fabulously enthralling and quirky way of immersing yourself in Chinese culture.

Meet your guide in central Beijing in the early morning and set off on a whistlestop tour of the delightful Drum and Bell district to see its famous 13th-century towers and learn about their history.

Then, it’s on to the main event: immersing yourself in the mystical world of Taiji boxing, one of China’s ancient martial arts and exercise techniques.

Meet a Taiji Master, a disciple of the Yang style of Taiji, and take part in a 90-minute class to first learn about and then have a go at this revered sport. Taiji focuses on improving yourself mentally and physically, so be prepared to finish your class feeling better than when you started.

Characterized by deliberately slow, rhythmic movements, Taiji focuses on the delicate balance between Yin and Yang and the harmony between human beings and nature: a practice that makes it not only a martial art but a lesson in well-being and the profound wisdom of life.

Once you have worked up a sweat, crammed your brain with life-enhancing lessons, and mastered the art of Taiji, it’s time to fill your stomach.

Visit a nearby restaurant and sit down to an authentic local breakfast, featuring steamed buns, fried dough sticks, mung bean milk, and stewed pork liver.

Your tour will finish here after your meal, but before leaving, chat to your guide for ideas on where locals eat, drink, and shop in Beijing, so you can get the best from your time in the city.

Take a Taiji boxing class with a Yang-style master and find out why this type of martial art appeals to people all over the world. Take a quick tour of the Drum and Bell district and its magical towers before stopping to sample an authentic Chinese breakfast, with your local guide leading the way. A fabulously enthralling and quirky way of immersing yourself in Chinese culture.