We offer a complete program in traditional Tai Ji Quan (also spelled Tai Chi Chuan), more commonly referred to as simply “Tai Chi.” HARVARD ranked Tai Ji Quan as one of the BEST EXERCISES YOU CAN EVER DO because its slow movements help strengthen and preserve muscle as we age.
New students start their journey in Tai Ji Quan with four components:
• Warm-Up and Stretching
• Qi Gong also spelled chi kung (Breathing exercises)
• Form (pre-arranged sequences of techniques often referred to as moving meditation)
After developing skills at the beginner level, students start to take on paired exercises (called “pushing hands”) to develop specific skills and learn weapon routines. Later, some students elect to participate in the school Daoist meditation curriculum to develop a more in-depth understanding of these Chinese arts.
Tai Ji Quan emphasizes yielding to the oncoming force, neutralizing the attack, and then counterattacking. Our curriculum includes Yang style Tai Ji Quan, Chen Pan Ling (a combination of Yang, Chen, and Wu style), and Ancient form.