Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a non competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Classes will consist of personal introductions for new students, and warm ups.
Introduction to standing qi gong posture and meditative breathing. Tai chi movement foundation exercises. Tai chi in four steps part A. Tai chi 24 form.
$180 per 10 week session
$20 per drop in class
New members welcome!
Sifu Ed Shorter began his study of martial arts at the age of
10. Studying various arts over the next 4 years, at the age of 14, focused his martial arts studies on Tae Kwon Do. Competing in many tournaments both nationally and internationally, he competed winning gold and silver medals at various state championships and tournaments around the country including the U.S. cup.
He began his search for a Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan) teacher in 1991, after retiring from competitions. Ed studied Chi Kung (Qi Gong) with various teachers and learned different healing modalities. He studied Kundalini Maha Yoga with Sri Anandi Ma learning the science of pranayama, mudra, tratak and mantra as well as meditation and her lineage’s healing practices. He was forbidden to heal for 7 years until he had achieved a level of cultivation that was satisfactory to his Guru. In 2004 he finally found the teacher his heart had been yearning for in the art of Tai Chi Chuan. Having learned the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan during travel in China, he began his study of Tai Chi and Chi Kung with Sifu Ken Dong. It was apparent to Ed that Sifu Dong’s Tai Chi had reached a spiritual level. Dong Sifu guided Ed into the higher levels of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Ed has also studied with several Taoist Masters over the years in the U.S. and at WuDang Mountain in China learning Taoist Qi Gong and Wudang Taiji and Taiyi Wuxing Quan.