In-Person Lessons have now resumed!
Tai chi, Martial Arts, Qigong, Self Defence, Health, and High Performance.
If you are one of the many tai chi students who have little or no interest in the “martial” aspect of tai chi, I can still teach you the principles of efficient movement, biomechanics, power, balance, relaxation, and agility. You will learn postures, breathing, and moving meditation. Teaching tai chi without the martial context is not a challenge. Tai chi is, after all, famous for its health benefits. It is not uncommon for people to be referred to my classes by doctors or other medical professionals.
If you are one of the many professional athletes, artists, performers, or healers, who are drawn to tai chi, I can work with you in a way that compliments your own art. You might wish to explore ways that tai chi could affect what you already do, or to explore brand new directions. I have worked with footballers (soccer and gridiron), tennis players, golfers, hockey players, wrestlers, runners, jockeys, actors, dancers, musicians, massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, etc. and I am always interested to see how each person interprets the benefits of tai chi in terms of their own experience.
For some students, it is all about the martial art. People come from around the world to further their martial skill. Half of those students are experts or instructors in other martial arts. In fact, many of my students are much better martial artists than I am, with extensive skill in striking, grappling, throwing, joint manipulation, weapons, etc. Yet they are able to apply what they learn from me to improve their existing art.
Tai chi is a martial art only if you practise it as such. Otherwise, it can still offer tools and insights that can be applied to any endeavour.
To practise a martial art like tai chi is to delve deeply into the nature of your reality. Tai chi routines teach far more than choreography, conditioning and martial techniques.