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Tai Chi and Qi Gong at Oscailt

Tai Chi Introduction

Tai Chi Chuan is a holistic martial art seeking to use internal energy (‘Chi’) for health, self-development and self-defence. It is adaptable to many levels of health and fitness, including beginners.

Tai-Chi exercises and routines become like moving meditation, allowing practitioners to increase their awareness and well being.

What Do I Need To Practice?

All you need are comfortable loose fitting clothes and indoor shoes or socks. Socks are fine to start with and if you decide to practice Tai Chi for the long term then you can purchase Tai Chi slippers.

Qigong For Health

This ancient Chinese system of exercises builds up health by massaging the internal organs and opening up the joints to allow the free flow of ‘Qi’ (energy) within the body. In this class Grandmaster Lee will explain the Chinese concept of Qi and how it relates to the body.

Grandmaster Lee will also show students how to:

  • tune up their Qi
  • function their Qi
  • move their Qi
  • build up their energy system

The benefits of Qi Gong For Health Classes

It will be of benefit to those recovering from serious illness such as surgery, physical injury, chemotherapy etc. or those seeking renewed vitality and health. It is a gentle class suitable for all ages.

New Classes Starting February 2022

Lunchtime – Tai Chi (Beginners) From Feb 8
1.00pm – 2.00pm: with Grandmaster Sam Lee (€15)

Evening – Qi Gong (Beginners) From Feb 9
7.00pm – 8.30pm: with Grandmaster Sam Lee (€15)


I had been studying Chi Kung with Sam Lee for 6 months following my tumour surgery. I decided to try this as I had felt very weak. I felt a total lack of internal energy. We would meet twice a week. Soon after we had started training I felt my energy begin to fill my body again. Sam’s professional attitude as well as his precious remarks and positive energy helped me recover very quickly.


Sam is an unique individual, very warm and keen to share his knowledge. He is an amazing teacher and inspires his students.


I found him to be an excellent instructor and I believe the exercises and his support played a considerable part in my recovery and good health and energy.


I knew very quickly how lucky I was to have such a brilliant teacher, as by the fourth class I could see a marked improvement in my health. Prior to going to Sam’s class, I had asked my doctor, was I always going to have pain like this? He said, this is as good as it gets!


Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor – Grandmaster Sam Lee – Profile

Sam Lee, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Tai Chi Instructor

Sam Lee

Sam Lee, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Tai Chi Instructor

Sam Lee

Grandmasters Lee’s education in the martial arts started at the age of 6 in Hong Kong with Wu style Tai Chi, followed by Hung Gar (Kung Fu) then Hung Sing Choy Li Fut (Buddha style, Kung Fu) . He is head of the Tai Chi /Kung Fu section of IMAC (Irish Martial Arts Commission) and has been granted 9th Dan status by the Chin Wu Traditional Martial Arts Association, China. He was granted ‘Grandmaster’ status, by the International Kenpo Karate Association. Grandmaster Lee is a level 3 coach under the Sports Councils National Development Programme and holds the advanced certificate of Sports Tutor awarded by the University of Limerick. He is particularly interested in the self healing aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong.

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