Types of Classes

Dedication to Master Chi-Ping Peng

These classes are dedicated to my father, the late Tai Chi Master Chi-Ping Peng, who  taught me  to believe in “World Peace through World Health.” He said: “When people feel better, they will be more cooperative, more friendly. It’s that simple.”

What are the classes like?
The class is 45 minutes to 1 hour long, with 8 classes in a full session. They are based on the popular Yang Style. There are 25 basic movements in the Foundation Class, expanding to 85 total movements in the Intermediate and Advanced Classes. The steps are simple and easy, taught in continuous cycles, so that the students can plug in, and pace their learning throughout the experience.

What class should I take?
All students should begin with the Foundation Class. According to many Tai Chi practitioners, these 25 basic movements are essentially the heart of the exercise. Doing one set 4 times can achieve the same results as doing the entire set of 85 moves. But the more ambitious student will want to explore the other intriguing patterns.

How do I select a teacher?
This is a very important question, as many students have quit their Tai Chi pursuit because of the teacher. To this quandary, we hold the instructor entirely responsible for the student’s progress! The unenlightened teacher may grumble that the student is slow or uncooperative, but it nevertheless is still his responsibility. If you are not learning anything from the class, keep searching until you find a teacher with whom you resonate.

Where can I take classes?
With its increasing popularity, the formerly esoteric exercise of Tai Chi is now offered in many places – at Parks & Recreation programs, hospitals, schools and corporate settings. Contact me or look at UPCOMING  for a list of classes currently available.

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