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Chen Style Tai Chi 24 Fan Form

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.

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Tai Chi Impressions: A group of Tai Chi students practicing their Fan form routine in Shanghai, China.

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 *

Class Location:
  • The Berkeley Performing Arts
    2560 Ninth Street, Suite 119
    Berkeley, CA 94710
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Class Tuition:
  • Monthly Group Class Tuition: $90 (4 classes/month)
  • Trial Class: $10
  • Private Lesson: $95 (1 hour, can be shared (max. 2 students))
*For payment policy please see below

Enrollment:

  • * * 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:

 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.

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*Payment Policy: Tuition payments are accepted in cash, check or if you prefer you can pay your tuition with your preferred credit card in person or online via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required). Please note that a nominal 3% processing fee ($93 Monthly Group Class / $98 One-Hour Private Session) applies to all credit card payments. The cancellation fee for private lessons is $35.

Tuition is payable in advance the first week of the month.To keep the program viable we unfortunately cannot offer a per-class or drop-in fee with the exception of our trial class which we offer at $10 (50% off our regular class fee basis)

Students already paying the full monthly tuition fee can pay a simple drop-in class fee of $20 per class if they would like to attend additional classes in another form that is appropriate for their level. Please ask the instructor for details/approval.

Please understand that the monthly tuition is a fixed fee as in any other martial arts, fitness or health program and cannot be reduced if classes are missed for any reason from the student's side. Tuition payments are paused if the student's absence is more than 4 weeks - please notify the instructor in a timely manner if you anticipate any prolonged absence from class.

Students will receive a credit or reduction in the monthly tuition for classes cancelled by the instructor due to vacation, illness or unforeseen events. Classes are closed on federal holidays - the monthly tuition though is not affected by holidays falling on class days and remains payable in full.

If you decide to sign up or join a class after the 1st week of the month your monthly tuition will be prorated accordingly.

Please email us with questions in regards to our payment policies.