Charity information

Lishi Leeds

Headingley Lishi Arts is a registered charity that aims to promote education through Chinese movement and dance activities that also enhance health and wellbeing.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Headingley Lishi Arts establishes, promotes and delivers community classes, within the Headingley Area in Leeds, teaching traditional arts from China. Lishi is short for Weihai Lishi Quanfa which means that it is an activity similar to Tai Chi Quan. It comes from the area of 'Weihai' in the Shandong province of China and was passed down through generations of people with the family surname 'Li'.

    Headingley Lishi Arts is open to young people and adults from all backgrounds and aims to improve people's health and quality of life using Daoist practise as the tool to do so. The Lishi method has continued for thousands of years because it works and recent external evaluations of projects based on Lishi have proven it still works (and is needed more) in today's hectic world.

  • Aims

    Lishi Leeds aims to:

    • To improve the education, health and well being of people living in Leeds.
    • To increase the number of people participating in and teaching the physical activity of Lishi in Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley, Chapel Allerton, Chapel Town and surrounding neighbourhoods in Leeds.
    • To keep the heritage and tradition of Lishi alive so that future generations can continue to benefit from this ancient physical activity.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1118042

    Board members: 3

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 07753611768

    Address: 9 Aberdeen Grove, Leeds, Armley LS12 3QY

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