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Tai Chi Classes

Tai ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) is based upon Qigong and Taoist principles. This system is particularly effective for health and healing, strength, power and disease prevention. Training is presented on several different levels, emphasizing structural integration as a foundation for energetic development and martial applications. Our Tai Chi classes include exercises that stretch and tone the body through internal training.

Taught/Directed by Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

FOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION EMAIL info@longevity-center.com or call 408-554-8008


ONLINE TAI CHI CLASSES – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

We are not currently offering any Tai Chi online classes. Subscribe to The Longevity Center’s Email Newsletter so you can stay up-to-date with the latest class registrations.


All classes offered at the Longevity Center location in San Jose are postponed until further notice. In the meantime, take an online class or check out the Online Media Store for instruction and practice videos.

CLASSES NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED OR REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Introductory Tai Chi

This online introductory class is designed to present Tai Chi through the slow, gentle and healing movements of 8 select traditional postures.

Want to know more? Here’s Professor Tayam explaining the class and what you can expect.

“Tai Chi is better than brisk walking in reducing several cardiovascular disease risk factors and improving psychosocial well-being, and can be recommended as a viable exercise for building a healthy life free of cardiovascular disease”: A randomized controlled trial – National Center for Biotechnology Information. Read the abstract here.

Taught/Directed by Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China)

Introductory Tai Chi Warm Up and Routine for Registered Students


See “Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services” report below


24-Week Beginning/Ongoing Tai Chi
(36 YANG STYLE)

Taught/Directed by Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

Class Length: Ongoing Every 24 Weeks
Prerequisite: Optional, highly recommended: Intro Qigong class, or Qigong Video on this site

Tuition: $400/12 wks, $720/24 wks (if paid by first day of class)
Location: The Longevity Center

This class is not currently available.


Tai Chi Yang 24

This 4-part Sunday morning class instructs the 24-posture Yang style Tai Chi form. This form is the most popularly practiced form in the world.

Taught/Directed by Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

This class is not currently available.


Healing Through Movement

Tai Chi 24 Short Form

Learn the 24 posture Yang Style Taijiquan form. This form is the most popularly practiced in the world. Relative to other styles it is easier to learn and its soft, slow, circular movements make it ideal for energetic cultivation for health and spirituality.

8 postures will be taught in classes 1, 2, and 3; class 4 is refinement and review.

*Access to free online demo Tai Chi video*

Ever increasing studies in Western Research are documenting numerous new health and healing benefits.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Open the report)
Outcomes: “Practicing tai chi may help to improve balance and stability in older people and in those with Parkinson’s disease, reduce back pain and pain from knee osteoarthritis, and improve quality of life in people with heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. Tai chi and qi gong may ease fibromyalgia pain and promote general quality of life.  Qi gong may reduce chronic neck pain, but study results are mixed. Tai chi also may improve reasoning ability in older people.”

Taught/Directed by Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China)

This class is not currently available.


VIDEOS

TAI CHI Warm Up Sequence (for registered students only), Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

TAI CHI YANG 36 Posture FORM, Part 1 DEMO (for registered students only), Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

TAI CHI YANG 36 Posture FORM, Part 2 DEMO (for registered students only), Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

TAI CHI YANG 108 FORM, Part 1 DEMO (for registered students only), Arnold Tayam, Prof., D.M.Q., D.T.C.M. (China) Master Instructor-Shifu

TAI CHI YANG 108 FORM, Part 2 DEMO (for registered students only)

TAI CHI YANG 108 FORM, Part 3 DEMO (for registered students only)

Old 48 of CHEN Tai Chi GRAND MASTER FENG Demo (for registered students only)