About Us

Classes - Tai Chi

Tai Chi performs in a slow and relaxed manner, it calms the mind, releasing mental and physical tensions. Daily practice of Tai Chi Chuan promotes better posture, flexibility, and improved circulation, reducing the pain of chronic problems such as repetitive stress injuries and arthritis, and preventing stress induced disorders such as high blood pressure and digestive problems. Tai Chi Chuan will give its practitioners more energy, stronger health and increased vitality.

Tai Chi includes an emphasis on relaxation of tension, both physical and mental, leading to the development of internal strength; a process of integration in which the mind and body become unified; and an unshakeable understanding that the key element in respect to any life success is the maintenance of the qualities of balance and harmony.

Benefits Include:
Stress reduction, better focus and concentration, increased flexibility, improved strength, enhanced immune system, better balance, improved memory, improved circulation, and increased coordination.

About Our Instructor:
Master Jia Shusun, a Beijing native, was born in February of 1951. He studied Qigong and acupuncture under Professor Jia Puren at the Beijing Chinese Medicine Institute. Master Jia is the Director of the Beijing Wushu Exercise Association and concurrently serves as the Head of the Bagua zhang Research Institute.
Master Jia began his wushu practice at an early age and has continued to train for 48 years. In 1958, he entered the Beijing Youth Talent Group to learn long fist. In 1961, he began learning Shaolin fist under Master Zhang Hongyi. In 1979, he began learning Yin style as well as Cheng style Bagua from the renowned Master Li Wenzhang. At the same time, he learned Wu style Taiji and Xiingyi boxing from Master Wang Rongtang. In 1993, with the consent of Master Li, he began learning Cheng style Bagua zhang and weapons under Master Sun Zhijun, leading figure of the Cheng style Bagua zhang, and was accepted as his direct disciple.

Master Jia primarily teaches the following styles:
Five Animal Style: This form is based on ancient breathing skills. By emulating the unique characteristics of a tiger, deer, bear, monkey, and bird, this exercise can harmonize the entire body.
Ba Duan Jin: This exercise consists of 8 different movements. Each movement makes one "duan" (section), and each section is repeated many times while breathing in sync,
Yi Jin Jing: "Yi" means to change, alternate, or transform. "Jin" refers to the muscles, bones, and ligaments, and "Jing" is a classic text. "Yi Jin Jing", or the Classic of Transforming Muscles, is a method of tranforming your body structure.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture has been used since ancient times to treat sickness and disease. Utilizing needles to stimulate meridian points to activate the flow of Qi, acupuncture improves body metabolism and strength, and can also extend one's life span

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