Winter 1&2 Schedule January 10 – March 29

Announcements

  • T-Shirts: At long last we will be printing new Tai Chi T-Shirts. As before, the front will have Fumiko Kimura’s calligraphy for “T’ai Chi” and the back will have the Center’s “Where West Meets East” logo. We will be using Tacoma’s Custom Shirt Shop to print the logos and have settled on the Bella + Canvas brand. Cost will depend on how many shirts are ordered but we expect $25.00 to be an upper bound except possibly for 3XL and 4XL sizes. Custom Shirt Shop’s supplier is AlphaBroder and you can see the various T-Shirt options at https://www.alphabroder.com/#   (filter on “T-Shirts” and “Bella+Canvas”). At this point we are considering styles: B5001 (women’s long sleeve), B8413 (women’s short sleeve), 3150 (unisex long-sleeve), and 3001C (unisex short sleeve).  All of these come with several color choices.

We would like to have a rough estimate of what to print so, if you are interested, please reply to this message (or directly to contactus@tacomataichi.org) giving number of shirts along with style, size and color choices.

Class Schedule for Winter Blocks 1 & 2

Free Try Tai Chi Workshop

Saturday January 6, 10:00am-12:00pm
Merlino Arts Center, 508 Sixth Avenue #8

Invite your family and friends so they can see what Tai Chi is all about.

24-Posture Standard Form (AKA Beijing or Simplified Form)
We offer five different 24-Posture Standard Form classes. Each meets once per week for five weeks. Signing up for one allows you to attend any or all of the others at no additional charge.

  • Tuesday Morning 10:30am – 11:45am (Roy)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
  • Tuesday Evening 07:00pm – 8:15pm (Shelley)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
  • Wednesday Morning: 10:30am – 11:45am (Bobbi)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21
  • Thursday Evening: 05:45pm – 06:45pm (Kat)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Saturday Afternoon: 12:00pm – 01:15pm (Jeffrey)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24

Yang Family 108-Posture Long Form
We offer a beginning course, an intermediate course, and a weekly practice session. The intermediate course assumes the student is familiar with either the fundamental principles of Tai Chi or the sequence of postures in the 108-Posture form. Registering for either class allows you to attend the other for no additional charge. The weekly practice session is open to everyone and focuses on the Long Form but periodically includes practice in Zhuang, Qigong, Sword, Buddha Tai Chi, and a Bagua Zhang form.

  • Beginning: Wednesday Evening 06:00pm-07:15pm (Sid)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21
  • Intermediate: Saturday Morning 10:30am-11:50am (Bryan)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24
  • PRACTICE: Saturday morning 08:30am-10:25am (Bryan)
    • Essentially all Saturdays.

Yang Style Cane Form
This form was created by Jesse Tsao and adapted to movements we have learned from our master teacher.

  • Monday Evening, 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Sid)
    • Winter Block 1: Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
    • Winter Block 2: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

ALSO AT THE CENTER