Spring / Summer 2021 schedule
Mondays, May 10 – July 26, 6:30-7:30pm
(No class on Memorial Day, May 31)
First Section review class:
Mondays, May 10, 24, June 14, 28, July 12, 26, 7:30-8:30pm
Second Section review class:
Mondays, May 17, June 7, 21, July 5, 19, 7:30-8:30pm
Form Review Saturdays:
There will be a few Saturday review sessions depending on progress of the First Section class and on interest of the class members and others. Details to follow.
CLASSROOM SPACE IS LIMITED, and current Tai Chi KC students will have priority.
Spring session class Costs:
First Section (first time student): $200
First Section (repeat student): $150
First Section review: $75
Second Section review: $75
Ala Carte: $20 for any session (please contact Andy first)
Review Saturdays: TBD*
* Included (but optional) for First Section and review class members
Tai Chi KC teaches the short form of Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan developed by Cheng Man-ching and comprised of 37 postures.
The First Section class teaches postures 1 through 18
– Once the First Section becomes natural and familiar, you will be ready to study the Second Section.
The Second Section class teaches postures 19-37
Form Review classes offer correction and an opportunity to more deeply explore the various postures and movements in the form.
All students are welcome to sign up for Form Review classes, although they may also include movements not yet taught to that point in the session.
Sensing Hands and weapons forms are areas of study available only for students who demonstrate advanced achievement in the postures and principles of Tai Chi.
It is important that students adopt a patient and consistent attitude towards their Tai Chi Chuan studies. The form trains both mind and body, much like studying a musical instrument; classes are like lessons where information is imparted, and students are responsible for daily practice. Everyone progresses at a different rate, but consistent study and practice will yield the best results. Many students repeat either or both beginner sections more than once. It is far more critical to develop and maintain a deep foundation than to rise quickly through all levels of study.
- List of 37 Postures (pdf)
- Ben Lo full form demonstration (my teacher Kim’s teacher)
- Ben Lo instructional video (postures repeated, in Chinese)
- First Section demonstration by Dr. Darin Henry
- Full form demonstration by Tricia Yu (CMC student)
- Various Ben Lo videos by Michael Jang on Vimeo
- Instructional audio recording for the Form by Kim Kanzelberger – contact Kim Kanzelberger for details