Tai Chi Chuan Berkeley: Yang / Chen style Tai Chi classes in Berkeley, close to the UC Berkeley campus (California / San Francisco Bay Area / East Bay)
Taichi hand and weapons forms: Tai Chi 8 Form, Tai Chi 16 Form, Tai Chi 24 Form, Tai Chi 40 Form, Tai Chi 108 Form,
Tai Chi 48 Combined Form, 32 Tai Chi Sword Form, Tai Chi Plum Blossom Fan Form
Tai Chi movement names: Opening, Grasp Sparrows Tail, Grasp Bird's Tail, Brush Knee, Partition the Wild Horse's Mane, White Stork Spreads its Wings, Play the Fiddle, Repulse Monkey, Single Whip, Snake Creeps Down, Needle at the Sea Bottom, Carry the Tiger, Apparent Closure, Wave Hands Like Clouds, High Pat On Horse, Parry And Punch, Heel Kick, Toe Kick, Strike Opponents Ears with Both Fists, Double Fist Strike to Ears, Cross Hands, Golden Rooster stands on one Leg, Fan Through the Back, Fair Lady Works Shuttle. Group and solo routines. Chen 18 Form, Chen 24 Fan Form, Chen Silk Reeling
Tai Chi classes in Emeryville and Berkeley
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Tai Chi, Qigong, martial arts classes close to the University of Berkeley, UC Berkeley campus
Yang style Tai Chi classes in Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland. Improve your health and refresh body & mind with this beautiful and powerful centuries-old martial art.
Beginner to Advanced Tai Chi Classes
Our Beginner to Advanced Tai Chi classes strive to engage each person on a person level and students so beautifully and generously share their passion and enjoyment for their Tai Chi practice with all of their fellow students which makes the learning environment a very welcoming and enjoyable one.
Tai Chi Classes Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville
There is no uniform requirement for Beginner classes. Comfortable, loose fitting clothes and flat/flexible sole shoes (and a smile!) are recommended. Please see our Tai Chi Curriculum for a complete list of class offerings. Questions? Hopefully we answered them on our FAQ page.
> What is the main difference between Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi?
The Yang Style is characterized by evenly paced, soft flowing expansive movements which are almost 'zen-like' distilled in their postures and transitions. The martial arts applications are implied much more subtly than for example in the Chen style. The feeling of a gently flowing energy (chi) and a mind/body connection that is focused on/connecting with only the present moment can be experienced throughout the form. The lesser physical requirements of Yang style Tai Chi make it suitable to a wider audience in regards to fitness level as well as age range.
The Chen Style is the oldest and founding style of all other styles of Tai Chi and therefore displays the roots of being a martial art much more prominently. The Chen Style has a high dynamic between slow/soft and fast/hard movements and is characterized by pronounced coiling & spiraling movements (silk reeling) with bursts of explosive releases of energy/power (fa-jin). The feeling of moving energy (chi), of "connecting and sticking" is felt quite strongly and cultivates a unity and harmony of body & mind - be it in the gentlest of wrist spirals or the powerful release of a fist punch.
No matter which style you initially choose to learn - Chen as well as Yang style Tai Chi so beautifully combine focus, intent and connectedness of body, mind and spirit into a holistic experience and you will learn to go from an experience of simple "doing" to one of deeply-felt "being".