Let's Explore These Ancient Arts Together
Tai Chi Chuan
Although Tai Chi was originally a Martial Art it is mainly practiced today as an excellent form of exercise with many health benefits. The words Tai Chi Chuan mean Supreme Ultimate Boxing, used as an exercise for health it would loosely translate as Supreme Ultimate Exercise or Skill. Would you like to learn a exercise system, that's also a gentle martial art? Can you imagine improving in a skill, with all of these health benefits for the rest of your life?
Qigong / Chi Gung
The Mother of all Chinese Internal systems and martial arts.
Qigong has been defined as Energy Work or Breath Work.
There are historical records indicating that some forms of Qigong/Chi Gung have been researched and practiced for over 4,000 years.
It's been found to be an excellent way to restore and promote health.
Qigong has been implemented successfully in hospitals in China
since the 1950's.
This art is unusual in that it's practiced while walking on a circle. This is the main foundational exercise within the system and it is known as "Ding Shyr."
You will learn how to coordinate your circular movement with different "Palm Changes" while we change our direction on the circle. Eventually these palm changes reveal themselves to be sophisticated martial applications.
Hsing-I is one of the oldest fighting arts in existence today. It was created by a famous general for use on the battlefield. Adapted from the spear it's very linear in movement and in it's application.
Hsing-i Chuan (pronounced shing yee} roughly translates to Shape Mind Boxing. It refers to the creation of a shape through the intention of the mind.
All of our offerings are taught by learning principles, not just the choreography of learned moves.
Tai Chi Ruler
What is the Tai Chi Ruler ?
The Tai Chi Ruler is a yogic instrument whose design promotes focus on the center of it's shape. We move the ruler in different patterns on various areas of the body. Our intent, breathing, and movement combine to focus the mind, and help to heal, balance and strenghten the body.