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Tai Chi Beginners

The Tai Chi Beginner’s Course is an 8 week course that reviews the fundamentals of tai chi and teaches the “Yang 10” form in a step-by-step process.  This class is perfect for first-timers to get an introduction to tai chi. “Yang 10” is a very concise and compact form, perfect for small confined spaces.  Because it can be practiced anywhere, 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. Students are also welcome to attend our Qigong classes on Wednesday and Saturday.

Although you can start anytime, the first two weeks of the course is the best time for brand new beginners to start!

Beginner’s Form restarts every 2 months in January, March, May, July, September, and November

Come try a FREE try-out anytime!

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8 TaiChi for Seniors

Tai Chi Beginners

The Tai Chi Beginner’s Course is an 8 week course that reviews the fundamentals of tai chi and teaches the “Yang 10” form in a step-by-step process.  This class is perfect for first-timers to get an introduction to tai chi. “Yang 10” is a very concise and compact form, perfect for small confined spaces.  Because it can be practiced anywhere, 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. Students are also welcome to attend our Qigong classes on Wednesday and Saturday.

Although you can start anytime, the first two weeks of the course is the best time for brand new beginners to start!

Beginner’s Form restarts every 2 months in January, March, May, July, September, and November

Come try 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.