T’ai Chi is the perfect complement to kung fu or any other highly active practice. By balancing yin and yang energies, we create harmony within, improving our health and well-being. Our main focus is to give the student tools for better living through T’ai Chi principles. Each classes covers a variety of topics including balance, posture, flow, strength, effective and efficient body mechanics, proprioception, and overall awareness.
The building of these principles is slow-going compared to almost any other type of training. We move slow at first, in order to develop body awareness. Each movement is designed to give a greater understanding of what our bodies can do. As our skill increases, so does the body’s strength, flexibility and fluidity. A skilled internal martial artist seems impervious to heavy contact, supple as a willow, able to swim through air as a fish darts through water. They move as light as a feather to escape and grow as heavy as a mountain when they are grabbed.
Our T’ai Chi program includes the following;
- Chi Kung, including the Eight Brocades
- T’ai Chi Ch’uan, including Yang and Chen styles
- Push Hands
- Weapons, including iron fan, straight sword and more.