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Tai Chi Push Hands

Tai Chi Chuan is much more than a slow-moving dance performed on a beach at sunset!  This classic martial art combines proper structure with qigong and other principles derived from Chinese medicine. This exquisite practice incorporates health, self-defense, performance and … Continue reading

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Workshop: Introduction to Kung Fu, The Mother of All Martial Arts

What do you know about Kung Fu? Kung Fu is so many things, and if we limit ourselves to what we see in the movies we are really cutting short most of its greatness. As a 5000 year old art, … Continue reading

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Intent and Shape Boxing: Xing Yi’s 5 Elements

What did martial arts look like in the time of Marco Polo? Join our six-week seminar course and experience one of China’s most profound ancestor styles. Xing Yi is symbolically named for the interplay of the Five Elements, an ancient … Continue reading

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Tai Chi for Health: Core Movements

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn an easy, beautiful and traditional routine based on 5 energies of Tai Chi. This is NOT a TV version: it is a concentrated form that integrates movement, breathing, and intent to create … Continue reading

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Qigong: Intermediate

Five Animals Qigong   The Five Animal Frolics is one of the oldest Qigong regimens in the world. Said to be created by the legendary doctor Hua Tuo, over 1500 years ago, this Qigong combines spirit and action to imitate … Continue reading

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Qigong: Foundations

Qigong practice rests on three basic principles: controlling the body, controlling the qi and controlling the mind. While most Qigongs are simple to learn, these three principles are essential to creating an authentic and ‘real’ practice. Core Principles and Moves … Continue reading

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Qigong: Blossoms in the Spring

The Academy is happy, once again, to host a seminar on Blossoms in the Spring Qigong, a simple, meditative Qigong practice for healing and rejuvenation.   This ancient Taoist Qigong is easy to learn but profound in its effects. It … Continue reading

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Bagua Zhang Seminars

Bagua Zhang, that unique method of martial and meditative practices, is considered to be one of the last traditional arts of its kind to emerge from China. Incorporating health, exercise and self-defense, exquisitely, Bagua’s round and twisting movements create an … Continue reading

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Monday 8:00 PM Class Hiatus

Until the end of April, the Advanced Internal Arts class on Monday night, at 8pm, will be on hiatus. The other advanced Tai Chi and internal arts classes will still meet as usual, so see you there!

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How To Start

Click image above to open (short) movie in new window. Read below for class info, then fill out the form at the bottom of the page to contact us with your interest. Thanks! Tai Chi Chuan: We offer two entrances … Continue reading

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Academy Vacation Time

The Academy will be taking vacation for a couple weeks in August: We’ll be teaching classes on Thursday, August 2, and then will return for classes on Saturday, August 18. (We will be gone August 3 – August 17.) For … Continue reading

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Q & A: Kung Fu Returns to the Academy

Q: Tell me about the new Kung Fu class that you’ve started. A: It’s nice to be doing this again. We took a hiatus from teaching Kung Fu for a few years and now we’ve started an entirely new class … Continue reading

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The Return of Kung Fu!

Well, after more than two years, here we go again. Continue reading

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Qigong (Chi Kung)

Beginner Level A student at this level will begin with some basic postural and movement exercises. Next we show you the Big Five Chi Kung Forms. These will open the meridians and prepare the student for just the right feeling … Continue reading

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Tai Chi (Taijiquan)

The Power of Softness Beginner Level This is the beginning of your Tai Chi journey. At the Academy we start training you for a lifetime interest in this fascinating study. First you learn the basic postural and movement exercises. You … Continue reading

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