Community Culture Courses

 

Taiji Classes

BROCHURE

REGISTRATION FORM

WAIVER

Course instructor

All Taiji levels are facilitated by Haiming CHEN. Mr. CHEN is a passionate and gifted Taiji trainer. He started practicing Taiji in 1980 and has offered Taiji classes in China, Japan and the US for more than twenty years for local communities. He received a certificate of Coaching Authorization in 2007. His Taiji training program integrates classical Taiji styles and principles. He has made contemporary Taiji forms in series to suit people for practicing Taiji in different levels.


Taiji Level I-Enrollment open-Sign up for either a 5-session class or an intensive 3-hour workshop

太极 A mind-body practice known for increasing flexibility, relaxation and overall health also known as tai chi or tai qi. Beginners welcome.

Taiji was originally designed to focus on self-defense, and has gradually evolved as an effective means for flexibility, relaxation, stress control, and overall health enhancement. In this session, students will learn fundamental Taiji movements: Ward-off, Roll Back, Press and Push in a Four Hands form.  After this session, you will know what taiji is.  Enrollment is open to ages 14 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (though the adult does not have to participate). All students must sign a waiver to participate in this course.

Course times:
Level I class: August 25-September 22, 2015 (5 classes)-
Tuesdays 6:40-7:40PM
​OR
Level I workshop: July 28, 2015 (3 hrs)
5:30-8:30pm

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Tuition: FREE
Materials: No materials are needed for this class.  Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and light, flat shoes.


​Taiji Level II (5 classes)

In this continued session, you will learn Taiji breathing technique with fundamental Taiji drills: Open-Close, Rolling the Ball, Cloud Hands and Four Hands associated with Taiji breathing. You will have opportunities to experience real Taiji movement. After this session, you will understand what is meant by Taiji breathing.  Accomplishment of Taiji Level I is required.  Enrollment is open to ages 14 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (though the adult does not have to participate). All students must sign a waiver to participate in this course.

Course time
Level II class: Begins July 28, 2015
Tuesdays 6:40-7:40PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Tuition $60 (5 classes)
Materials: No materials are needed for this class.  Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and light, flat shoes.


Taiji Level III (10 classes)

In this session, students will practice Taiji Four Hands form through drills done smoothly and naturally. Learn Basic Taiji form: Repulse Monkey, Brush Knee and Twist Step, Part Wild Horse's Mane, Cloud Hand, Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg, Kick, and Grasp Bird's Tail with Taiji breathing technique. After this session, you will know why Taiji is slow.  Accomplishment of Taiji Level I and II are required.  Enrollment is open to ages 14 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (though the adult does not have to participate). All students must sign a waiver to participate in this course.

Course time
Course start: TBD
Tuesdays 6:40-7:40PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Tuition: $120 (10 classes)
Materials: Purchase of Four Hands Taiji uniform is recommended. Students should wear light, flat shoes. 


Taiji Level IV

In this session, students will learn Small Step form. Small Step form is synthesized through various Taiji styles. It is designed for people to practice Taiji at home or office with limited space. After this session, you will have a holistic Taiji experience.  Enjoy Taiji from now on.  Accomplishment of Taiji Level III is required.  Enrollment is open to ages 14 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (though the adult does not have to participate). All students must sign a waiver to participate in this course

Course time
Course start:  TBD
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Tuition: $240 (20 classes) 
Materials: Students should wear Four Hands Taiji uniform to class and light, flat shoes.


Four Hands Taiji Club: 

Members in Four Hands Taiji Club will master Small Step Form primarily. In addition, members will learn and practice Soft Wind and other Taiji forms. It is possible for a member to become a Four Hands Taiji Instructor Assistant after training. To become a member of the Four Hands Taiji Club, accomplishment of Taiji Level IV is required.  All students must sign a waiver to participate in this course

Course time
Ongoing
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Membership fee: $100/6 months
Materials: Students should wear Four Hands Taiji uniform to class and light, flat shoes.