Self-discovery school of T’ai Chi Ch’uan

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“One’s life only reaches 100 years, the body begins to deteriorate when you pass 40. How good is it to fight for both fame and money if the body can not take? Just enrich your knowledge by reading and improve your skill by diligently practicing this art. Be an orchid in an empty valley, its fragrance will attract admirers.”
-Cheng Man-Ching

Spring classes start:

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Beginners Tai Chi Chuan
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Form Correction
Tuesdays  7:00 – 8:00 PM – with Push Hands
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM – with Sword

 Saturday morning workout from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

This workout is for all levels of experience.

The kind of Tai Chi I teach

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The first thing I teach and most important principle in my mind is

that Tai Chi Chuan is all about understanding how to “relax”.

Anything thing we do, we can do it better when we are relaxed.

We use the Tai Chi movements, which are very difficult to perfect

as a framework that we are trying to relax around. This to me

is a metaphor for those moments in life when we are are put in

 difficult or stressful positions. Those are the moments that having

 the abilities to relax, breath deeply and focus are priceless.

Both the founder of the style of Tai Chi I teach and my teacher were Doctors of Chinese Medicine. This greatly influenced their interpretation of the form. Each posture, when done correctly, should be like an acupuncture treatment, opening the meridians and allowing energy to flow through the body. There is a strong focus on breathing into the abdomen because this stimulates the internal organs. 70% of American health issues have  been traced to people only breathing into the chest area.

Tai Chi has been proven to reduce arthritic pain and improve joint movement

In class, I explain the health benefits of the movements as well as the history and the philosophy of the movements.

I have an aversion to “just waving your hands in the air” so I explain what the application of each movement is,  not that I expect that any one will have to use it but I think it helps the learning process when you know why your arm is in that weird angle.

My classes are a workout but no one is asked to go beyond where they are comfortable.

Thank you



Tai Chi Chuan

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Mission Statement:

To promote the safe and productive practice of Tai Chi Chuan
for Meditation, Healing Arts, Fitness Training and Martial Arts.

To inspire people to practice Tai Chi and enhance their lives.

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