World Tai Chi Day

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I wanted to invite you to a celebration of our common studies on World Tai Chi and Qigong day, Saturday April 26th. We’ll have a pot luck, refreshments and some Tai Chi videos.
If people want, we could all do our various warm ups and forms together in the garden. An RSVP would be great but we’d be happy to see you, even if you just want to pop by.


Saturday April 26th
From 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Address: 2333 SE 40th (One block North of Division)

Warm regards
Nadav Aharonov

If you haven’t seen Michele Obama doing Tai Chi this is the link

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

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Beginners class taking new students
Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

My name is Nadav Aharonov and I teach the Cheng Man-Ching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan short form. I have been studying this style of internal development since 1987.

Tai Chi has improved my health, calmed my mind and has always made me feel good. All my students report having improved flexibility, energy and health. For myself, every movement must combine all aspects of health, meditation and function.

My teacher, who is an acupuncturist and a Doctor of Chinese Medicine taught me that doing Tai Chi correctly should be like getting an acupuncture treatment, in that it opens the meridians and moves stagnant energy out of the body.
In class, I discuss the history of Tai Chi, Tai Chi’s connection to Chinese Medicine and it’s health benefits. The philosophies behind the Tai Chi movements. The classes are very hands on with breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and using the Tai Chi movements to help us learn to relax and to let go of physical and mental stress

Thank you

Sword Class – Thursdays :  7:00 – 8:00

The prerequisite for this class is knowing the Tai Chi form. The rate
will be $10 a class. I love doing sword, it’s a quick set,
constantly challenging your balance and your ability to relax
around an inanimate object. you can see Cheng Man-Ching doing the sword form here

Below you can click on a short clip of my teacher, Martin Inn doing Squatting Single whip. This is the first time he has put any video on the Web.

Martin Inn
 Inner Research Institute school of Tai Chi Chuan


Mondays and Wednesdays

Beginners classes

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Form Correction

Tuesdays  7:00 – 8:00 PM – Push Hands

Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Sword


Classes take place at: 2333 SE 40th

Please call 503-234-7016 for more information

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 is about learning to “relax”. We all know that whatever we do we do it better when we are relaxed.

We use the Tai Chi movements, which are very difficult to perfect as a framework that we try to relax around. This to me is a metaphor for those moments in life when we 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 we joke around and 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.

Need more information?  Please call 503-234-7016

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