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Tai Chi Lineage

Yang Tai Chi Chuan

Albany Schedule

Beginner:   Tuesdays/ Fridays @ 11:30am

                    Mondays/Wednesdays @ 6:45pm

Intrm/Adv:   Tuesdays @ 6:45pm

                    Saturdays @ 9:30am

Instructor:   Mondays @ 7:45pm

                    Fridays @ 12:30pm

Yang Lu Chan


Doc-Fai Wong

Because it is practiced in a slow and relaxed manner,  Yang Tai Chi Chuan calms the mind, releasing 
mental and physical tensions. It prevents  stress-induced disorders such as high blood pressure and poor digestion. Daily practice of Tai Chi Chuan promotes better posture, flexibility, and circulation, which can reduce the pain of chronic problems such as repetitive stress injuries or arthritis. The practice of Tai Chi Chuan also gives its practitioners more Qi energy in their daily lives, which  improves productivity and personal relationships.

As a martial art, Tai Chi Chuan uses the principle of "four ounces of strength versus a ton of force". Tai Chi practitioners learn to use their own internal energy to neutralize and redirect the momentum of an opponent, allowing them to overcome even a larger, more powerful attacker. Training in weapon forms and freestyle pushhand sparring is also available for  more advanced students.
Tai Chi Chuan training also includes the practice of
              Qigong  -  using the breath to relax
              Meditation -  internalizing the breath
              Hand forms - connecting and manipulating internal energy with the physical body
              Pushhands - discovering one’s own strengths and weaknesses with a partner
              Sensitivity training - listening to (sensing) the  other’s energy
              Applications - using techniques combined with internal intent to overcome an opponent

Please feel free to ask any questions.  Any techniques regarding internal energy, timing, and distance cannot be explained in words alone. Attending classes, you will experience and feel it.

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