Tai Chi Class Times

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Tai Chi Beginner's Form

Starting May 1st

Every 2 months we start the “Tai Chi 10” Form from the beginning.  Although you can start anytime, the first month is the best time for brand new beginners to start tai chi!  First-timers should arrive 15 min early for an intro to Tai Chi Basics. Register for your FREE class NOW!

Beginner’s Form restarts every January, March, May, July, September, and November

8 TaiChi for Seniors

The ‘Tai Chi Beginners’ class is a 1 hr class including a 15min “pre-class” intro to tai chi basics.
Intro to Basics guides students step-by-step through the fundamentals of tai chi movement and posture. Students will drill basic leg work and ‘Tai Chi Walking.’  First-timers should always arrive 15 min early to participate in “Intro to Basics” until they feel proficient with the leg work and posture.

Tai Chi Beginners class teaches the “Yang 10” form in a step-by-step process. Yang 10 is a very concise and compact form perfect for practice in a small confined space.  We like to call it our “Travel Tai Chi” set. Each Monday a new movement is introduced and repeated throughout the week at the beginner times. The “Movement of the Week” is then incorporated into the form with details on transition, flow and application with some review of the previous week. Gentle, stretching movements called “qigong” are also incorporated into the class to reduce stress and increase range of motion.

New students can join anytime, however, if you would like to start the form from the beginning, it is best to start within the first month of the course start date. A new course starts approximately every 2 months.  You are welcome to attend a FREE try-out anytime.

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8 TaiChi for Seniors

The ‘Tai Chi Beginners’ class is a 1 hr class including a 15min “pre-class” intro to tai chi basics.
Intro to Basics guides students step-by-step through the fundamentals of tai chi movement and posture. Students will drill basic leg work and ‘Tai Chi Walking.’  First-timers should always arrive 15 min early to participate in “Intro to Basics” until they feel proficient with the leg work and posture.

Tai Chi Beginners class teaches the “Yang 10” form in a step-by-step process. Yang 10 is a very concise and compact form perfect for practice in a small confined space.  We like to call it our “Travel Tai Chi” set. Each Monday a new movement is introduced and repeated throughout the week at the beginner times. The “Movement of the Week” is then incorporated into the form with details on transition, flow and application with some review of the previous week. Gentle, stretching movements called “qigong” are also incorporated into the class to reduce stress and increase range of motion.

New students can join anytime, however, if you would like to start the form from the beginning, it is best to start within the first month of the course start date. A new course starts approximately every 2 months.  You are welcome to attend a FREE try-out anytime.

Push Hands Class

Yang 24 Practice and Review

Level 2 teaches the Yang 24 form and is for students that have completed the Beginners Yang 10 course.  Yang 24 expands on the 10 form and is the most widely practiced Tai Chi form in the world. This class is used to add more detail to movements, incorporate breathing and qi-flow, as well as general practice and review of the 24 form.  We also review some of the martial applications to better understand each movement.

Chen posing 2000pxAfter students gain a firm understanding of the Yang 24 form, students may learn the advanced Wudang style of tai chi. Wudang Tai chi is the original tai chi style created over 700 years ago as a martial art and internal alchemy practice for priests on Wudang mountain.  Wudang 13 is the original Tai Chi form created by Zhan Sanfeng himself.  From Wudang 13 all other tai chi was born, although, the 13 form was not taught outside of Wudang until recently.  The wudang style demonstrates powerful rooting, waist power and internal cultivation methods.  The style is both more martial and internal with great detail and subtleties.

Qigong Stretching has open enrollment anytime and includes gentle, easy-to-follow stretching movements that reduce stress, increase range-of-motion and improve health.

Qigong (pr. ‘chee-gong’) has been practiced for thousands of years in China as a means of healing the body and revitalizing the spirit. Qigong is a moving meditation that serves as the perfect stress-management tool and mind-refreshing tonic after long hours of work. In addition to deep breathing and graceful movements, qigong uses concentrated imagery to guide qi throughout the body. In this way, qigong “washes” the body with the mind using intrinsic energy-flow to restore organ function and strengthen the mind-body connection. Qigong movements originated from dao-yin stretching, or “Taoist yoga.” They differ in that qi-gong’s soft movements focus on gathering qi to rejuvenate the body, whereas dao-yin aims to improve flexibility and release energy blockages by stretching the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Together, dao-yin warms-up the body for more efficient cultivation in qigong; and qigong gathers energy for more effective qi-flow during tai chi practice.

Beginners can immediately enjoy the benefits of qigong breathing and dao-yin stretching, while learning the fundamentals of tai chi movement. Dao-yin and qigong movements are easy to follow, but with profound results. In addition to self-relaxation, these classes serve to increase strength and flexibility, support the spine and restore the body in preparation for more difficult tai chi forms. Kaikudo makes qigong fun and relaxing while enabling students to practice at home and build a strong foundation. Beginners can attend any of the “All Levels” classes held weekly.