When can I start?

See below for details of class venues and timetable.  You will find an up to date Google Calendar with all sessions here and certain classes/events may also be available to book on Eventbrite.

Where can I find classes?

Turner's Cross Community Centre


Turner's Cross Community Centre

Tuesday: 6.30 - 7:30pm - Beginner's / Intermediate, 8.00 - 10.00 - Advanced

Instructor: John Buckley (Contact Instructor)

Thursdays: 7.00 - 8.00pm - Beginners (with Maria Exposito)

Online booking available


Suitable for all levels including beginners

Bandon Town Hall


Bandon Town Hall

19:15 - 20:15 Beginners
20:15 - 21:15 Advanced

Instructor: Mary Niles (Contact Instructor)

Suitable for all levels including beginners

Douglas Community School


Beginners classes run periodically as part of Douglas Community School Adult Education classes

Olympic Karate Club

Olympic Karate Club, 83 Shandon St, Gurranabraher, Cork

Olympic Karate Club

Additional training opportunity on alternate Sunday mornings bringing students attending classes in other locations together.  By invite from your instructor.


51.81488079875818, -8.387139245564072

Carrigaline Community Complex
Beginners Class - Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Maria Exposito (Contact instructor)

Mardyke Arena

51.89459681935552, -8.500593650197288

Mardyke Arena
Beginners class- Mondays 10:40-11:35
Instructor: Maria Exposito (Contact Instructor)

Classes across Ireland

Tai Chi classes are also available in Dublin and Kildare. Click to link to class details.



Classes in your area

The academy offers tradition, authenticity, depth and excellence at all levels of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training – beginners to advanced

Group Classes

Classes are designed to be fun and we provide a supportive, friendly atmosphere in which to learn. 

You will learn the true skills of traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, including: 

• The principles and concepts that underpin the art 

• The role of internal energy and how to develop and use it 

• How to still the mind

Click on the map below for your nearest area to find out class times/location and then contact the instructor to enrol

Private Tuition (available with any instructor) 

One-to-one lessons can be helpful if you wish to explore in-depth the advanced aspects of Tai Chi and to progress more quickly. They may also be useful if you can’t get to classes

We hope that you will join us in pursuing excellence in all aspects of the ancient art of traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

The format of a class is fun, supportive and informative. It is a mixture of group practice and personal training time, which gives the opportunity for individual attention. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and most importantly the time to absorb what is being taught. The instructor is there to help you, but you will also be supported by the friendly community of students that are drawn to training Tai Chi Chuan.

Tai Chi is about self development and through regular practice it will reveal more of its treasures. However everyone learns at their own pace and you should adopt a routine that best suits you. This might be attending classes once a week, or practicing for a couple of minutes a day running through the form. With all things, the more effort you can invest, the more you will get out .

Students who have studied elsewhere and would like to continue their study with the Master Ding Academy are most welcome to join. Most students will find that their previous experience will be useful and help them progress quickly. Depending on where they have studied before, the form may need corrections but most students find this a positive experience as it gives them a chance to re-examine the key principles in tai chi

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Contact an instructor to book your class or find out more about our traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.