Admission and Fees

Admission and Fees

The admission process to learning Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with Master Ding Academy Kildare is as follows:

1. 6-week introductory Tai Chi course

Celbridge introductory Tai Chi course

All new students to Master Ding Academy Kildare will need to join a 6-week introductory Tai Chi course. The only exception is if a student has previously attended a Master Ding Academy introductory course elsewhere. If you are an experienced practitioner from a different style then contact Robert to discuss your training level.

The fee for the 6-week introductory course is €70 per person.

Places are limited so advance booking is required. Full payment must be made on the first night prior to the start of the course. The course fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferable.

New students attend one 60 minute lesson per week over a period of six weeks.  In each lesson there is a new Tai Chi sequence to be learned following on from the previous week. Therefore, attending every lesson of the 6-week course and practicing at home between classes is strongly encouraged.

2. Regular weekly classes  

At the completion of the introductory course, students can continue their learning of the 20-part John Ding Tai Chi Form (JDF) in weekly lessons every week in the regular 90 minute class on that day. At the completion of JDF students move on to learning the 108 part Yang style long form (parts 1, 2, 3)

The fees for single classes are: €15 per class.

Advance rates at the start of each month are:

3 weeks – €40 / 4 weeks – €50 / 5 weeks – €60

All advance payments are non-refundable or non-transferable to other students. However, any classes missed in the calendar month can be taken at one of the other locations (Naas, Celbridge, Mountrath).


3. Workshops and Retreats

MDA Dublin

There are numerous workshops and retreats throughout the year in Dublin, UK and across Europe, many run by Master Ding himself and most are open to everyone.

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