Chinatown Tai Chi Center

Chinatown Tai Chi Center

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Welcome to 2020 - Chinatown Tai Chi Center
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On January 07, 2020 at 14:13

At Chinatown Tai Chi Center we believe that taking some time for yourself is most important. We like to challenge each student to learn something new in every class.  Learning all of the aspects that make up tai chi chuan takes time but in every class you can add to your own understanding of the art.  The variety is endless too, so you never become bored practicing tai chi chuan because once you feel accomplished in one thing there are many principles to grasp and forms to learn.

 

 

If someone should ask you, "why do you practice Tai Chi Chuan" what would you say?  The answers would vary but almost certainly "because it makes me feel good" would be a constant refrain. Feeling good is important and not to be taken lightly.  No one can escape the duties and tasks that keep us busy throughout the day and evening.  Even our minds get tired.  I find that I only need a small space and the thought of a favorite tai chi form and I begin to move.  It is not out of duty but out of a feeling of well being that I begin to step and turn, shift and stretch, parry and punch, lift and kick.  Soon I am feeling better and I'm ready to face what part of the day comes next because my mind and body are definitely feeling better. 


Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese Martial Art that is well known for its superior health benefits and high level of effectiveness in combat. Tai Chi forms, which are performed in a slow and relaxed manner, calm the mind and release the mental and physical tensions of our modern, stressful lifestyle. Our school is directly descended from the originator of Yang Style Tai Chi through his grandson Yang Cheng-Fu.

Please call Sifu Phyllis Calph at 651-699-2863 with questions. You may also send us mail

If you call in advance, we can answer any questions you may have before you come to your first class. Of course, you can always just show up to watch a class. Everyone is welcome.


Student Creed

I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
I intend to develop self-discipline and respect in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I intend to participate in class consistently, practice what I learn constructively and defensively to help myself and others, and never be abusive or offensive.


Yield and overcome,
Bend and be straight,
Empty and be full,
Wear out and be new,
Have little and gain,
Have much and be confused.


Tao Te Ching - Twenty-Two

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