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What does Taiji (Tai Chi) mean?

Taiji as a universal principle describes the intelligent, harmonious and thus balanced connection (yong) between two opposing elements (yin and yang).

This universal principle was formulated thousands of years ago and has since been handed down and applied in the systematic personal exploration of the human inner and outer life.

Taiji (Tai Chi) balances your inner and outer life

Every human being has an inner life (yin) and an outer life (yang). Roughly simplified, the outer life is visible, the inner life is veiled.

The inner worlds are similarly wide and multifaceted as the visible world, but usually completely untouched by personal observation.  

Although inner life and outer life are closely interwoven and cannot be separated from each other, the normal state is that - due to the omnipresent strong external sensory stimuli and demands for action - the ability to perceive and act is habitually directed outwards by about 95%.

The ability to perceive inner processes is only weakly developed, the ability to influence inner processes is even weaker and a learning process takes place - if at all - only accidentally or unconsciously. In this respect, sooner or later an imbalance regularly arises and with it a need for inner growth.

Taiji (Tai Chi) is a gentle method to develop helpful, inner habits

Just as known in the outer life, the inner life also consists to a large extent of habits, i.e. more or less consciously and deeply formed patterns of ways of acting and proceeding, tendencies, inclinations, feelings, attitudes, thoughts and concepts.

In the light of one's own physical-emotional-mental and spiritual potential, these deep, inner patterns of action, feeling and thinking can be more or less helpful.

The experience of thousands of years shows that the main problem is
to evolve this inner structure in an intelligent and efficient way towards the full realisation of the human potential. Without external help (teachers) and an intelligent, i.e. step-by-step and systematic method (path) and persistent changes in inner habits (efforts), inner growth will otherwise quickly come to a standstill.

To replace old habits with new, more helpful ones, we train at least twice a week. If you want to grow faster, come more often.

Taiji (Tai Chi) is an ancient, step-by-step method to stimulate your inner growth.

True Taiji begins with soft, wave-like movements to loosen the muscles and open the joints, using the activated deep mind. Step by step, the mind is led from the outer sequences of movements, through the subtle changes in the joints and muscles, increasingly deeper through the inner forces to the subtle processes of muscle activation and energisation.(GongFu)

Regular active meditation practices switching off the superficial everyday mind and activating perception, intention and intelligence at the three levels of the Deep Mind (Jing, Qi, Shen or GongFu, QiGong and NeiGong). Beyond energisation and motivation, Taiji ultimately strives beyond the fully developed Deep Mind.

Inner growth occurs when awareness continually deepens into previously semi-conscious to unconscious inner processes and then, building on this, these successively deeper processes are purposefully refined (intention). In the course of striving for a finer perception (yin) of semi- to fully automatic inner processes and their deliberate shaping (yang), the inner understanding (intelligence - yong) grows, which is gradually brought into outer application.

Regular Taiji (Tai Chi) improves your well-being profoundly and lastingly

This path of inner growth (chin. Dao) was already formulated thousands of years ago in the classical Daoist texts Yi Jing or the Dao De Jing. The desired ideal state (Taiji = chin. " supreme ultimate") of a balanced inner and outer life corresponds to the goal of yoga (= sanskr. "union") of the Indian yogis. In this sense, Taiji is a practical training system of Daoist principles (Chinese Yoga).
Taiji, often referred to as "meditation in movement", supports physical well-being (wellness/energisation), physical health, martial arts aspects and character development to varying degrees depending on the teacher, style and school. While in fact all of these points are touched upon, the real purpose of true Taiji goes beyond this.

Who? - Taiji (Tai Chi) Teacher

Michael Jagdt
Michael Jagdt

Taijiquan Senior Instructor in the training system of Patrick A Kelly in the Yang Style tradition of GM Huang Xingxian and GM Zheng Manqing. In 1981, at the age of 16, he began Autogenic Training as a counterbalance to intensive sporting and school activities. In 1988, in search of ways to enable lifelong learning while avoiding physical or mental deterioration due to unbalanced training and thus limiting the development of inner potential, he started Taiji (Yang style after GM Zheng Manqing). In 1995 he met Patrick Kelly and has been training in this system ever since.

With more than twenty-five years of intensive instruction in the basic principles of developing elastic inner body strength together with the activation of the Deep Mind, he dedicates his teaching to all those who are searching for this deeper, inner and non-obvious content of Taiji.

Which Taiji (Tai Chi) Language

Lessons are given in German mainly, but answers to individual questions as well as individual corrections and guidance can be given in English if required.

When ? - Taiji (Tai Chi) Training Hours

Wo ? - Taiji (Tai Chi) Ort

+++ Attention +++ New location +++ New training days +++ Intensive entry for Taiji beginners possible +++


Realign Physiotherapie GmbH

Kollwitzstr. 77 (OG Remise)

10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (Pankow)



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How much ? - Taiji (Tai Chi) Fees

Before participating in a class for the first time, a visit to watch a full class is mandatory.
This way you experience what I teach and I can answer questions that arise afterwards.
This Taiji introductory visit is free of charge.

One-time class participation (trial training) - 15 € (1st hour)
(Will be credited to the course fee if you attend the course afterwards).

Participation 2 x weekly per month 100 €.
Participation 3 x weekly per month 120 €.
Participation 4 x weekly per month 135 €.
If you pay six months in advance, the fee is reduced to:
2 x weekly 480 € (ENGAGED)
3 x weekly 600 € (CLOSE)
4 x weekly 720 € (DEDICATED)
Discounts for pupils / students attending regularly are available on request.
Participation after the beginning of a course semester is possible at any time.
The due course fee will then be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The Taiji classes are designed for the long term, i.e. even if it is not listed here in detail, the dates will be continued in the coming semesters.


Below are some class impressions from Patrick's 9Clouds studio in Shanghai (2019).

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