(Tai Chi Chuan) classes are offered in Boston, Salem, and Cambridge Massachusetts by Chen Zhaokui Taijiquan Association, North
is a traditional Taijiquan school. Instruction is given in the old
method as much as possible side by side with modern creative methods.
Students are taught according to their abilities and level of
achievement. Involvement in the school is based on the applicability of
this art to the prospective student as well as the fit between the
prospective student and the school.
students are encouraged to meet with the teacher or visit a class.
Casual meeting and mutual interview is mandatory for becoming a class
Chi class members who have health issues or are older do not have to
train martial arts aspects if they are not up to it, there is plenty of
health and energetic benefit as well, though SOME partner training and
understanding of the martial methods is necessary, beneficial even to
the health side and lots of fun.
wishing to train as well the martial aspects, please do not come
expecting immediate results. This takes some work on the part of the
student. All levels welcome.
Taijiquan class schedule and pricing:
Saturday Chen Taijiquan
Spring-Summer-Fall: 10:30am-2:30pm $120.00 monthly
Winter: 10:30am-1:30pm $140.00 monthly.
Wednesday Taiji Basics
Wednesday Chen Taiji Yilu,
Cambridge Chen Taijiquan Classes (Harvard Square):
Wednesday Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Basics, TBA
Chen Taijiquan 'Ji Ben Gong' (basic gongfu skill), strength, and
flexibility building methods including, Body Warming, Re-forming
Stretch, 'Ba Fa' (8 methods) and 'Dan Shi" (single form) practice
Building of structure/posture from the ground up for postural,
energetic and joint health and martial arts usage. Centuries old
traditional Taijiquan gongfu basics gleaned from three lines of Chen
Family Taijiquan, developmental practice secrets distilled from decades
of intense personal practice, combined with both old school and modern
innovative teaching methods.
Wednesday Chen Taijiquan Yi Lu & applications, TBA
Chen Taijiquan Yi Lu (first road) traditional 83 posture, and 89
posture long form including physical, postural, martial and energetic
details as well as related 'Tuishou' (push hand), martial application,
and partner practice as time allows.
This class teaches assembly of the long form originating from Chen
Zhaokui's curriculum. Piece by piece instruction is built with solid
structural basics, leading to a daily personal practice of 'YangSheng'
(life-force cultivation), personal health maintenance, and the martial
arts embodiment and techniques. Yilu practiced over the
long term with proper instruction can be both a very rigorous physical
& energetic exercise and a very gentle revitalizing meditation
depending on the individual. All traditional aspects will be
covered, martial arts focus is optional, suitable for all ages.
Cambridge Tai Chi Classes:
Saturday Chen Taijiquan
Traditional, Qigong (AKA Chi Kung), Basics, Yilu, Erlu, Tuishou,
Spring-Summer-Fall: 10:30am-2:30pm Christian Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd Boston (Brighton) MA $120 monthly
Winter: 10:30am-1:30pm 620 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA (near Lechmere T Station)
This is a traditional class, covering all aspects of the deep health,
qi (energetic), physical, and martial facets of Chen Taijiquan.
Class starts with Body Warming, Re-forming stretch methods, rolls
through Qigong methods, then basics and single form methods of that
particular day all depending on the students present. Yilu form is
practiced according to individual present students' levels, then Erlu
and/or Tuishou & applications depending on students' levels.
Attendance for the full class time is not a requirement.
This class offers authentic traditional Chen Taijiquan instruction at a
level of depth that is mostly unavailable in the west, very difficult to
find even in Mainland China, and is equivalent to private instruction.
Benefits of Chen Taijiquan classes include:
Flexibility & strength,
Joint health & maintenance,
Optimal bone density
Increased physical and mental relaxation,
Deepened body awareness,
Peace of mind,
Recovery from injury,
Unity with natural forces,
Martial arts & self-defense abilities and methods for the interested,
For more information or to make a plan to come and visit, please send an email here or call 978 745 5502.