Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) classes are offered in Boston, Cambridge Massachusetts and Salem Massachusetts by Marin Spivack, Chen Zhaokui Taijiquan Association, North America.
This 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.
Interested students are encouraged to meet with the teacher or visit a class. Casual meeting and mutual interview is mandatory for becoming a class member.
Tai 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.
For students 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:
Wednesday Taiji Basics not in session
Wednesday Chen Taiji Yilu, Applications not in session
Saturday Chen Taijiquan Traditional
Outside: 10:30am-2:30pm $120.00 monthly.
Inside: 10:30am-1:30pm $140.00 monthly.
Cambridge Chen Taijiquan Classes (Harvard Square):
Wednesday Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Basics, not in session
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 drills.
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, not in session
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.
Boston Tai Chi Classes: IN SESSION
Saturday Chen Taijiquan Traditional:
Qigong (AKA Chi Kung), Basics, Yilu, Erlu, Tuishou, Applications
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 motly 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.