Tai chi involves partner practice (chi sao), as well as solo practice (qigong). Come to this three-part introductory seminar series to learn the art of harmoniously exchanging energy, with applications to self defense, performance enhancement, and health and wellness. Benefits include:

  • improved posture and balance
  • improved reflexes
  • heightened kinesthetic awareness
  • the ability to stay relaxed and focused under pressure
  • fluidity and flexibility to respond appropriately to any situation

Come develop the fundamentals of fluid movement and effortless power in a relaxed and beginner-friendly environment.

If you’ve ever wanted to try tai chi, now is the perfect time!

PUSH HANDS

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The core game, push hands, deals primarily with structure and equilibrium and develops the ability to handle pushing-type attacks.  It develops the physical qualities of balance and posture and the psychological qualities of resilience and adaptability.  It also develops the foundation for the other chi sao games.

STICKY HANDS

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The striking game, sticky hands, deals primarily with hand and arm placement as it pertains to exposure or coverage of body targets, and develops the ability to handle striking-type attacks.  It develops the physical qualities of sensitivity and fluidity and the psychological qualities of boundary setting and discerning intent.

CHIN NA

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The leverage game, chin na, deals with rotational forces, or leverage, which is used to maneuver the body and/or break joints, and develops the ability to handle throws, take-downs, joint locks, and other leverage-based attacks.  It develops the physical abilities of blending and rolling and the psychological qualities of harmony and spontaneity.