The Yang Style short form developed by Cheng Man-ching is 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.
LOCATION: Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66212
Mon & Thu, Feb 4 – Mar 22, 6:30-7:30pm
Mondays only, Feb 8 – Mar 22 , 7:30-8:30pm
Form Review class:
Thursdays only, Feb 4 – Mar 18, 7:30-8:30pm
Form Review Saturdays:
February 20th: First Section 12-1pm, Second Section 1-2pm
March 6th: First Section 12-1pm, Second Section 1-2pm
Give Tai Chi a try!
Try the first four classes for just $40. You may participate in the first four Learning First Section classes. If you wish to continue, the $40 is applied to the regular class fee. The first four sessions are Jan. 7th, 11th, 18th, and 25th (sorry, no substitutions). If you like this option, please contact me and let me know.
Winter session class Costs:
First time learning the First Section: $225
First time learning the Second Section: $225*
Repeating First or Second Section: $175*
Repeating First Section and first time learning Second Section: $325*
Form Review class only: $100
Form Review Saturdays: $15 for any session (Jan & Feb review sessions are included with any concurrent class enrollment.)
* Includes Thursday Form Review class (optional)
To register for classes or ask questions, please contact Andy McCarl:
Mobile: 913-488-5847 (text is best)
CLASSROOM SPACE IS LIMITED, and current Tai Chi KC students will have priority.
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