We will begin our time together by learning the proper way to stand. This will help us break through a lifetime of old habits and programmed patterns of movements. From stillness, we begin to move. Practice of the Tai Chi Chuan form builds strength in movement, stamina and the ability to relax in strength. In a sense our practice is a martial art: our goal is to increase our sensitivity to and awareness of outside forces that affect us physically, mentally and spiritually.
The Tai Chi Principles are even more important than the movements for they are the laws of nature that shape our every moment. Moving in slow motion while listening internally promotes calmness and sensitivity to the laws and rhythms of our “small” universe. Tai Chi starts out as physical; However as we begin to understand the rhythms and principles of shape, form and movement, it gradually becomes more.
We emphasize the individual journey. Instruction is one on one and is according to your own needs and pace.
Yang Traditional Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style Tai Chi is the most popular form of Tai Chi Chuan. Our Center is the New Jersey Branch of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. Western Science has studied Tai Chi Chuan and verified the many benefits that have long been known in the East. For example, Tai Chi has been shown to be very helpful with arthritis, hypertension, balance difficulties, cardio rehabilitation and lower back pain. Stress management is an important part of overall health and Tai Chi teaches specific and effective techniques to alleviate stress.
List of Form Names: This link links to the names in order of all the Tai Chi Forms taught at the center. Yang Style empty hand, and weapon forms as well as the Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation form.
2011 Ranking Level 1—4 Written Exams and Practical Exams. Date: Sat. Dec. 3; Time: 1 to 5 pm Date: Sun. Dec. 4; Time: 9 to 1 pm Level 1-3 $35 and Level 4 $45.00 If you are interested please write in the subject line: Ranking