Tai Chi: an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of exercises

Join us as we explore the world of the ancient art of Tai Chi Chuan.

 Derived from the Taoist philosophy of constant change, this healing art utilizes soft, gentle, flowing movements to increase Chi (Vital Internal Energy).

As a martial art, it uses a soft, circular power to dissolve and neutralize attacks turning aggression back in a relaxed, smooth manner, utilizing four ounces to repel 1000 pounds based on the whole body coordinated with internal energy. Although tai chi is an excellent form of martial art, the martial arts aspect is secondary.

We begin our journey by practicing and learning the Yang family style single and two person unarmed and armed forms. Some of the benefits of practicing taiji are increased strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. This is accomplished in a slow, fluid, low impact manner.

Qigongqi gongchi kung, or chi gung. literally Life Energy Cultivation is a  system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance chi, translated as life energy. Specialized Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is taught for health as well as Martial skill development.

We couple our Tai Chi training with Qi Gong to make the experience a more well-rounded one.