Taoist Health & Fitness Arts  in Central Scotland

Thanks for visiting the Lishi Tai Chi Classes web pages.  We coach Lishi Health Arts classes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Larbert and Stirling.

The Lishi Arts classes are an ancient traditional system of chi cultivation, designed to make you as flexible, open, resilient, adaptable and creative as possible in body, mind and spirit.  The classes are different to most exercise you have done before, so while only a glimpse, this commitment will give you a chance to feel what Lishi is all about and the many benefits of practising the Arts.


Monday Evening (Glasgow)

7.30pm   YIN Arts (Qigong, Taoist Yoga, Meditation & Tai Chi Forms)

   8.30pm   YANG Arts (Faster flowing movements)

Theosopical Society Glasgow, 17 Queens Cresent, Glasgow, G4 9BL 

Tuesday Morning (Edinburgh)

   9.30pm  – 10.30  YIN Arts (Qigong, Taoist Yoga, Meditation & Tai Chi Forms)

Valley Park Community Centre

37 Southhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8EU

Tuesday Evening (Edinburgh)

   7.00pm  YIN Arts (Qigong, Taoist Yoga, Meditation & Tai Chi Forms)

   8.00pm   YANG Arts (Faster flowing movements)

St. Martin’s Community Resource
232 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2JG

Tuesday Evening (Stirling)

   7.00pm   YIN Arts (Qigong, Taoist Yoga, Meditation & Tai Chi Forms)

   8.00pm   YANG Arts (Faster flowing movements)

Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Albert Place FK8 2RG 

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Wednesday Evenings (Larbert)

   7.00pm   YIN Arts (Qigong, Taoist Yoga, Meditation & Tai Chi Forms)

   8.00pm   YANG Arts (Faster flowing movements)

Larbert West Parish Church Hall , Main St. Larbert FK5 3JF

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Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for advanced courses

Let us know if you wish to sign up for course or any questions.

Best wishes

Damien (Glagow/Stirling) and Alex (Edinburgh/Larbert)

Practising the Lishi Taoist Arts affects positive change in people’s lives for an improvement in physical, mental, emotional health and spiritual well-being.

Traditionally the Lishi system of Health & Fitness Arts has always been an integrated blend of Tai Chi Forms, Chinese Taoist Yoga, Qigong, Standing and Moving Meditation, Tai Chi Staff and Sword, and Soft Style Self-defence.

Through a series of ancient exercises that have stood the test of time, you will work on your breathing, mobility, suppleness, strength and balance in a fun environment, leaving you feeling relaxed, yet invigorated.

Lishi develops your self-awareness, well-being, self confidence, physical fitness, relieves stress and is exhilarating fun. The principles of the Lishi Arts are very effective. Step-by-step you will gain greater coordination and confidence by working on your own and with a partner, testing what you are learning in a supportive, nurturing environment.

If you are the kind of person that wants an activity that gives you tools to start navigating your way through life more effectively  – Lishi is for you.

Often, people want to learn about the history of Lishi and where it comes from.

It’s full name is Weihai Lishi Quanfa (prounounced “Way High Lee Sher Chwen Faa”).

Weihai is the small fishing village where the system was originally practised by the Li Family who passed it on from generation to generation. The last member of the Li Family, Chan Kam Li traded precious stones and sailed regularly from Weihai to London and it was here that he met and adopted a young Chinese orphan called Chee Soo who became the next inheritor of Lishi.

In the summer of 1934, Chee Soo was invited to Chan Li’s class, and that was the beginning of the training in the vast range of Taoist martial, philosophical, healing and cultural arts that he maintained throughout his life as the President of the International Taoist Society.

Shortly before Chee Soo’s death in 1994 he named the person who would continue the lineage of Lishi and run the organisation (which is also known as Lishi International).

As the President of the International Taoist Society and Lishi International, he visits regularly and has forged strong links with the roots of Lishi and with Taoists across China.

For the past decade, Laoba has been the Overseas President of the Weihai Wushu Association and in September 2017 he was honoured to accept the position of Vice President of the Shandong Wushu Association. Shandong is a regional province of China and is larger than England and Wales combined. It is the second most populous province of China, with a population of 100 million.

Shandong has played a major role in Chinese history from the beginning of Chinese civilization and served as a pivotal cultural and religious site for Taoism.

It is a great honour that the Shandong Wushu Association recognise the quality of the Lishi Arts that we teach at Lishi International and the International Taoist Society and it was a great honour for the ITS to be asked to present to the assembled Wushu Masters from across the province about the history and the current work that we are doing through Lishi to promote the principles of Wushu and the philosophy of Taoism.

We continue to benefit from this rich history in all our classes.