Currently Cancelled — Tai Chi Winter 2020 Schedule (Jan-Mar)

Announcements

  • Please refrain from EATING/DRINKING/VAPING in the Merlino Art Center hallways.
  • FREE Try Tai Chi Workshop
    • When: Saturday January 11, 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Where: Merlino Arts Center, 508 Sixth Avenue #8
    • What: This free workshop is designed so you can learn more about Tai Chi Chuan, meet our teachers, see how we present Tai Chi Chuan in our classes, or just want to Try Tai Chi.
  • Tuition
    • We charge $70 per five week block of classes and practice sessions are by donation. Donations above the $70 amount will help to offset recent large increases in our rent.
    • Signing up for one class allows you to attend all other classes at no additional charge.
    • We are willing to work with student tuition costs on a case-by-case basis.
  • December Schedule
    • Classes end in late November-early December and the next block starts in mid-January. There will be free practice sessions in the interim. A draft schedule is posted on our webpage https://tacomataichi.org/?p=1543.
  • Sword Practice
    • A group of students is meeting at the Center, 10 am, to practice the 54 sword form. We can accommodate more people who wish to refresh themselves on the sword form. If someone is interested but has not had the sword form, they should be comfortable doing the 108 or the Buddha form, or have some years of experience with the 24 form. Sid Olufs will be with the group, and other tai chi teachers may be there as well. Depending on interest, we are considering adding a sword class to the Winter schedule.

Classes

24-Posture Standard (Beijing) Form

We offer five different 24-Posture Standard Form classes. Four are appropriate for beginning and ongoing students and one is designed for intermediate and higher students. Each meets once per week over a five week block.

24 – Posture Form: Beginning Level

Tuesday Morning 10:30am – 11:45am (Roy)

Winter Block 1: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11
Winter Block 2: Feb 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24

Tuesday Evening 7:00pm – 8:15pm (Kat)

Winter Block 1: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11
Winter Block 2: Feb 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursday Evening: 5:45pm – 6:45pm (Abrian)

Winter Block 1: Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 1
Winter Block 2: Feb 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Saturday Afternoon: 12:00pm – 1:15pm (Jeffrey)

Winter Block 1: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
Winter Block 2: Feb 29, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

24 – Posture Form: Intermediate Level

Wednesday Morning: 10:30am – 11:45am (Bobbi)

Winter Block 1: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
Winter Block 2: Feb 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Yang Style 108-Posture Long Form

We offer two on-going classes in the long form and a weekly refinement/practice session. We recommend new students in the classes have some prior experience with Tai Chi. The weekly refinement/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 “Black Dragon” form.

Yang Style 108-Posture Classes

Wednesday Evening: 6:00pm-7:15pm (Sid)

Winter Block 1: Jan 15, Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
Winter Block 2: Feb 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturday Morning: 10:30am-11:50am (Jeffrey, Bryan, Shelley)

Winter Block 1: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
Winter Block 2: Feb 29, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturday Tai Chi Practice

Saturday morning 08:30am-10:00am (Bryan, Sid, Jeffrey)

Always includes at least two repetitions of the 108. Depending on interest, can also include Buddha, Bagua, Sword, Push Hands, and/or various Qigong sets.

Sword Practice

Saturday morning 10:00-10:30 am (Sid + )

Wednesday Evening 5:30-6:00 pm (Sid)

Other

We are again offering a class on a basic internal “Tai Chi” form that comes from the Buddhist tradition

Buddha (Cha’an) Tai Chi (Continuation and refinement)

Monday Evening: 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Bryan, Jeffrey)

Winter Block 1: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
Winter Block 2: Feb 24, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23

ALSO AT THE CENTER

Tuesday Evening: Merlino Meditators

Sunday: Going Guided: Holistic Movement