Tai chi and Qi Gong
Traditional Kung fu (Long fist)
Taijiquan (pronounced Tai chi chuan) is generally classified as a form of traditional Chinese martial arts of the Neijia (soft or internal) branch. It is considered a soft style martial art — an art applied with internal power — to distinguish its theory and application from that of the hard martial art styles.
We teach three different styles of Tai Chi for different purposes.
For beginners we suggest the Yang style or the Sun style (see descriptions below). For the intermediate students we teach the Chen style. The Chen family style is the oldest of the five main styles. It is characterized by its lower stances, more explicit Silk reeling (chan si jin) and bursts of power (fa jin).
Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung) is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Qigong is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes, but is also used as a therapeutic intervention.
24 postures Therapeutic Qigong (included in the Yang class)
Therapeutic Qigong includes 24 easy to learn, yet effective, traditional Chinese Qigong methods for physical therapy. These 24 methods are based on the thousands of years of effective therapeutic methods used in ancient China.
The design of the series of postures follows the human spine and the nervous system. The series can be divided in three sections, the first one is used for treating neck, shoulder and upper body, the second section focuses on the middle part, the waist and lower back and the third section focuses on the knees and ankle joints. The complete set works on all the joints in the body. The 24 postures are also used for rehabilitation from chronic illnesses such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson's and Parkinson's related syndromes..
Regular practice can also reduce stress and tension, and regulate normal bodily functions, and strengthen the body.
Therapeutic Qigong exercises were created by Dr. Wang, Ziping (1881-1973) and systematized by his son-in-law, Dr. Wu, Chengde and later by his granddaughter Master Helen Wu. These exercises were based on ancient Qigong exercises and Dr. Wang's decades of clinical experiences. For over four decades since it was compiled, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have benefited from it.
Our program includes :
Yang Tai Chi and Therapeutic Qi Gong
- 24 postures therapeutic Qi Gong
- Beginner's Tai chi include techniques to improve body awareness and coordination. The student will also learn the basics of the Yang style.
Chen Tai Chi
In this class the students learn the Chen Tai chi routines and applications as well as Tai chi weapons such as Fan and sword.
Sun Tai Chi
Sun Style Tai Chi although popular in China is a rare style in North America. It is well known for it's smooth flowing movements minimizing the impact on the joints. This class also offers the possibility or learning the Tai Chi Sword. For more information on this style, click here.
Qi Gong (Chi Kung)
Our Qi gong class is based on Internal Taoist Alchemy and Energy Enhancement. For more information click here.
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