Harmony & Balance
School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Form - Function - Philosophy 

Our Philosophy

Though we train in an internal martial art, we are not a school of fighters, but rather, individuals developing confidence and skill to resolve daily situations in a harmonious way.

We study the 37 posture Yang short form as developed by Professor Cheng Man-ching, a disciple of grandmaster Yang Chen Fu, grandson of Yang Lu Chan the founder of the Yang style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Professor Chen Man-ching

Martial Art

Traditional T'ai Chi Ch'uan martial art, like any martial art, is a systematization of combative physical skills, principles, and strategies. T'ai Chi Ch'uan uses the principles of Yin Yang to create a martial style like no other. Governed by a set of specific principles that enables the practitioner to overcome strength with softness and return the attack if so chosen with amazing force, or to simply neutralize the incoming force into nothingness.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan promotes a healthy body, mind, and spirit. The practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan has been called  "medication in motion" by the Harvard Health Publication. 

T'ai Chi Ch'uan improves balance, and reflexes. It strengthens your core, legs, and the smaller stabilizer muscles within the body. It increases blood oxygenation and flexibility. Promoting a calm relaxed state of mind long after doing the form. 

Health Benefits 

There are several reasons why someone might want to study Tai Chi. Here are a few:

   Health Benefits: As I mentioned earlier, Tai Chi offers numerous health benefits, including improving balance, reducing falls, enhancing flexibility, and reducing stress. People who are interested in improving their physical health and well-being may find Tai Chi to be a great way to do so.

   Mind-Body Connection: Tai Chi is often described as a moving meditation because it requires you to focus your mind on your movements and your breath. This can help you to cultivate a greater mind-body connection and become more aware of your physical sensations and emotions.

   Stress Reduction: Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can be performed anywhere, making it a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Practicing Tai Chi regularly can help you to feel more relaxed and centered, even in difficult situations.

   Community: Joining a Tai Chi class can be a great way to meet new people and become part of a supportive community. You'll have the opportunity to practice with others, share your experiences, and learn from one another.

   Cultivate Inner Strength: Tai Chi is a martial art that emphasizes inner strength and balance. Practicing Tai Chi can help you to cultivate a sense of inner calm and resilience that can carry over into other areas of your life.

Overall, studying Tai Chi can be a great way to improve your physical and mental health, cultivate a greater sense of mindfulness, and become part of a supportive community.