The Chen Style 24 Fan Form is without doubt one of the most beautiful and dynamic weapon forms in Chen Style Tai Chi - powerful, yet elegant - its grace and beauty captivates any viewer.
This form combines Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan with the artistic and martial functions of the fan with the fan becoming a natural extension of your body & mind as well as your internal energy (Chi).
Since this is a Chen Style Beginner II form prior Chen Style experience will be helpful in learning this form. Don't miss this class and opportunity - this form is rarely taught in the Bay Area.Be it as an introduction, enhancement or addition - learning the Chen Style 24 Fan Form will be a great opportunity for:
- Beginning Tai Chi students
This form is a great stepping stone and foundation for learning other Chen Style routines like the Chen 56 Competition Form or the very traditional Lao Jia Yi Lu form.
- Students coming from an external martial art
More than any other style of Tai Chi, Chen Style Tai Chi combines internal as well as very pronounced external/physical martial arts aspects making it a great addition for any external martial arts student studying Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo or Mixed Martial Arts by helping them to integrate a Yin (soft) component to their mainly Yang (hard) practice - and therefore achieving balance and completeness as well as becoming a more rounded martial artist.
The Chen Style is also very suitable for more mature external martial artists looking to transition to a softer, more gentle yet dynamic & powerful internal martial art with more stress on health and spiritual development and less risk of injury or chronic damage to the body.
- Tai Chi practitioners having learned a different style of Tai Chi
Learning a Chen Style routine will not only give you a different perspective of Tai Chi - with Chen Style being the oldest and founding style of all other styles of Tai Chi - but will also be an invaluable addition to your mental, physical & technical skill set and without doubt will also enhance/advance the initial style of Tai Chi you learned.
Class Level: Beginner II
Class Times: Weekday evenings *
- The Berkeley Performing Arts
2560 Ninth Street, Suite 119
Berkeley, CA 94710
- Monthly Group Class Tuition: $90 (4 classes/month)
- Trial Class: $10
- Private Lesson: $95 (1 hour, can be shared (max. 2 students))
- * * Early 2018, exact start date/time TBA (please pre-register below since the actual class start date depends on a minimum number of pre-registrations received.)
*Pre-registration is required…
Pre-registration is required:
Click to pre-register here or call Andreas at 415.422.9933
Please provide your own Tai Chi Fan. Once you pre-register we can provide you with links to purchase an appropriate Fan online or locally (Length 13″ with plastic or bamboo ribs, nylon cloth) . Make sure to calculate shipping & handling times to ensure you have the Fan once class starts.
Why is pre-registration required? The no-obligation pre-registration simply gives us a little bit of an idea of the to be anticipated class size and also allows us to contact you with the exact start date/time for this class.