The Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association begun as a small group in 1994 and is one of the oldest and first schools teaching the arts of tai chi chuan & chi gong in Athens and generally Greece. It was officially founded and started it’s activities in 1998. Lydia Tillianaki is the main instructor and founder of the Association.
The teaching program includes the internal martial art of Tai Chi Chuan Yang style (with Dong Family) and therapeutic art of  Chi Kung.  We accept  students who have the time and enthousiasm  to learn those arts.
Beginners lessons start each year around the beginning of September. Usually the new programme is announced from June.
Many students have stayed through the years and still enjoy the benefits of these arts. A few of them who studied the arts very seriously, have now become certified teachers from Master Alex Dong.

Every year the Association organizes  workshops with special guest Master Alex Dong, Lydia’s main teacher. These workshops are international and many of Master Alex Dong’s students from abroad are invited to join. They usually lust 4-5 days, filled with intense study, corrections and enrichment of material. Every few years  we also organise Chi Kung workshops with Master’s from abroad.

The intent of the Association is to keep the the students level at a high standard and to help the propagation of these internal arts. The activities of the Association include daily lessons, practice in nature workshops local and international and summer workshops.

The Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association, is supervised by the Alex Dong Taijiquan International organisation.