Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is a moving meditation and martial art that embodies the principle of yin/yang. Done slowly, the Taiji adept finds oneself entering a calm state of coordinated movement. Done quickly, the movement can be adapted to a martial context. Taiji students often refer to themselves as ‘players” rather than practitioners because whether doing the solo slow form, or two person games such as “push hands”, we stir a curiosity, a playfulness that offers bodily insight.
In class we will acquire the solo slow form, which is the set of moving postures done with an emphasis on meditation. All levels of skills are welcome. You can expect breath work, meditation, limbering exercises, solo form study, partnered work, and dialogue.
Friday Evenings | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | May 6 – June 10 | Location: Persimmon Herb School
Private Tai Chi Instruction
Tai Chi relies heavily on student/teacher relationship to establish the practice. Personal instruction offers insight sometimes difficult to come by in group settings. Please come to class or contact Dustin directly at email@example.com or 812-216-1735 to coordinate private instruction
I began my martial arts journey as a teen and have been studying Taijiquan intimately with my teacher, Master John Charlton, for over 7 years, under the instruction of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen. Upon meeting my teacher I was enthralled by the effortless yet intentional movement. Taijiquan gave me a physical space to express and embody concepts I had been sitting with for years. I had found a new place to rest my mind within my body. It has become a passion to explore and share Taiji as a method of harmonizing oneself, finding one’s place within Nature. –Dustin McCreery