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Beginning Classes

Section I

Next Beginning Class:

April 3 - May 24, 2017

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm  View Details

Or call 816-531-0065 for more information

The beginning class is typically 7-8 weeks long and meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. The first 18 of 37 movements (Section I) are taught. The cost for the entire session is $250 which includes Saturday and Sunday review sessions.

Don't be in a hurry, but be consistent.

Tai Chi is a life-long study so it is important from the beginning to adopt an unhurried, non-competitive approach.  Everybody learns at a different pace for a variety of reasons, so some people are able to move through the beginning classes rapidly while others may wish to repeat a section more than once.  Depth of understanding far outweighs speed of acquisition.  As in the case of the tortoise and the hare, a slow, steady pace is often the better strategy.  It is also best to learn the whole form in one sustained effort than to split it up over and extended period of time.

Consistency in instruction, attendance, and daily practice are essential for someone learning the basics.  The form is presented in a clear, concise, and organized manner with plenty of repetition and opportunity to ask questions.  Optional review sessions are held most Saturday mornings.  Students will be successful if they are consistent in attendance and persevere in their daily practice.

If you would like to observe a class, please call 816-531-0065 to schedule a time.  If you would like to be notified of future beginning classes, please contact us .

Next Beginning Class:

April 3 - May 24, 2017

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm  View Details

Or call 816-531-0065 for more information


 

Section II Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:30-8:00 pm

After achieving good comprehension and facility with Section I you may progress to Section II (movements 19-37). Section II movements are taught on Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-8:00 pm.


Once you've learned the 37 postures you may participate in the advanced classes .

 

List of 37-postures (pdf)

Cheng Man Ching video

First Section of Form performed by Darin Henry, Arizona Tai Chi Chuan


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