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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


NO ONLINE TAI CHI CLASSES CURRENTLY OPEN FOR  REGISTRATION

Tai Chi and COVID-19

Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“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.”

Read the full article 


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


Tai Chi 36-Posture Yang Style Series

Taught by Kai Tayam, Associate Director

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

Prerequisite: None
Modality: Online
Class Length: 8 weeks 

Kai Tayam

Tai Chi 36-Posture Yang Style is the most popularly practiced in the world. Relative to other styles, 36 Yang is easier to learn. Its soft, slow, circular healing movements make it ideal for energetic cultivation for health and spirituality. For the martial artist, this form can serve to balance out “harder” movements, thus developing a higher level of awareness.

This series teaches a warm-up section followed by the study of the 36-posture form. The class includes access to videos of the form so students can practice.

Tai Chi 36-Posture Yang Style:

  • reduces stress and revitalizes health and well-being
  • is easy to learn regardless of age or physical ability
  • will help you discover Qi, your life-force energy

Tai Chi 36-Posture Yang Style Form, Part 1 Demo (for registered students only)

Tai Chi 36-Posture Yang Style Form, Part 2 Demo (for registered students only)


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)

TAI CHI YANG 108 FORM, Part 1 DEMO (for registered students only)

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)