Tai Chi Programs

We have a Taijiquan (Tai Chi) program for everyone. Come practice with us and feel welcome!

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Since Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is a principles-based art, the underlying principle is always the same, what changes is the complexity of its application. In an ongoing program, a class is usually divided in three parts:

first third: Standing Meditation
second third: Silk Reeling Qigong
last third: Forms

Teaching is the same for everyone for the first two thirds, and when we get to the last third, the group might be broken up according to how many moves one has learned.

Program at Rideau Park – Altavista

This class opened on February 2024, so it is a new class. Even though some experienced students attend class here, the program is taught with beginners in mind. It is a perfect place to start your Taijiquan (Tai Chi) practice if it fits your schedule. The form taught is the long one (Laojia), and a new student should be able to remember the whole form after about two years. This is a traditional setting like the one at The Glebe.

Program at Fourth Avenue – The Glebe

This is where we have our ongoing classes (not seasonal programs) since 2019. The Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Form taught here is the traditional form, which name is Laojia Yilu. The class is divided in three parts as outlined above, and in the last part the group is broken up according to the students’ experience.
Beginners are welcome and you shouldn’t be shy to join this experienced group, as old timers will help you learn both by example and by supporting you.

Program at Merivale Rd – Nepean

This class opened on November 2023, We teach the 19 Postures Form, and most students are beginners. The class is still small, and it is also a very good place to start, as the form is shorter and takes around a year to remember.

Programs at CCA

All programs start with Standing Meditation (Zhanzhuang), when I adjust the students’ posture.
We practice the 19 Postures Form here – beginners should feel free to join this program. Please do not worry about how many “moves” there are, this program used to be the beginner program until 2015, when Chen Xiaowang created the shorter form.

Programs at OSCA

At OSCA we have separate Tai Chi and Qigong classes. All prpgrams start with Standing Meditation (Zhanzhuang).
Qigong A: One and Two-hand Silk Reeling Qigong
Qigong B: Hands Making Circles; Stepping Forward; Stepping Backward an Twisting Arms.
Tai Chi A: 9 Postures Form
Tai Chi B: 19 Postures Form

SWORD FORM

We are starting Sword Form practice at The Glebe, on Tuesday 8:30 to 9:00 pm. Practicing the basic program at at least one location is a requisite to attend this class. Being able to remember the Laojia Form is strongly recommended before you start any weapon form, including sword.

Master Chen Yingjun teaching Sword Form