2021 SCHEDULE / SECOND HALF
Summer Session: 7 weeks, July 5-August 21
5th Season: 4 weeks, August 22-September 18
Fall Session: 12 weeks, September 20-December 11
NEW AND FEATURED CLASSES, SUMMER 2021
1. INTERACTIVE TAI CHI (*IN PERSON*)
Tai Chi is equally an art of self-cultivation, and interaction. Many of the most essential Tai Chi qualities and attributes–rooting, jing energies, releasing tension, structural integrity, sensitivity, energy projection--are most directly and easily acquired through 2-person work; and then brought into our solo practice. Class will include a variety of interactive exercises are non-competitive, healthy, energizing, and also fun! Open to all levels beyond TC101.
(Classes held @ WOO'S MARTIAL ARTS, 169 Belmont St, Belmont.
Due to space considerations, strictly limited to 12 people.)
2.WOOD, STONE, IRON, SILK: TAI CHI EQUIPMENT TRAINING
In ancient times, practicioners of Tai Chi used rocks, logs, stone balls, iron weights, as well as staves, swords, spears and other weapons to enhance structure and alignment, increase root and mobility, and expand energy flow and extension. In this course, we explore both traditional and modern equipment training to strengthen our internal power, rooting, balance, intention, and Qi flow. Major upgrades guaranteed! Open to all levels beyond 102.
3. YANG IN THREE: 3 FRAMES, 3 SPEEDS, 5 HANDS
This class will explore multiple Yang Style moves and postures in the Old Yang Method of varying the Frame (size of movements and positions), the Speed (from ultra slow to quite fast), and Hand Configuration (Yang, Yin, Tile, Fist, and Mixed); as well as other factors. This method makes the movements "come alive" and opens up an almost infinite array of energies and experiences. Your Tai Chi will (literally) never be the same! Open to all levels past Peng Lu Ji An; or with at least one year of any Tai Chi Form practice.
4.PUSH HANDS AND MARTIAL APPLICATIONS (TUI SHOU/ YONGFA) (*IN PERSON*)
Tai Chi Tuishou (Pushing Hands) includes a wide array of 2-person practices which develop essential Tai Chi qualities of Rooting, Sensitivity, Calmness In Action, Neutralization, and Energy Projection. These attributes inform the solo practice of Forms and Qigong, deepening and animating them. Push Hands also forms the basis for beginning to learn the martial side of Tai Chi, as it trains awareness, timing, self-protection, and being in the present. This class will explore Four Styles of Tui Shou, as well as Tai Chi Striking and Defensive Methods, and Tai Chi for Self-Defense. The practices are safe, energizing, empowering, healthy, and fun.
Minimum 2 years Tai Chi experience required. Limited to 10p.
(Instructor: Don Ethan Miller is a 4-time National Push Hands Champion, with over 60 Years of Martial Arts experience.)
(Classes held @ WOO'S MARTIAL ARTS, 169 Belmont St, Belmont.)
A TASTE OF TAI CHI
Always wondered about Tai Chi, but don’t know where to start? This is a perfect introductory short program that gives individuals a chance to experience the joys and benefits of Tai Chi, without having to commit to a full 7-week course. ATOTC introduces the essential Tai Chi processes of Quiet Standing, Rooting, Pulsing, and Mindful Movement, and is designed to be appropriate for students of all ages and levels of physical ability.
You can sample your first class for free. After that, you can purchase a special Introductory 3-Class Card for only $29.