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Beginning Tai Chi
August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017
An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2017
Learn Tai Chi, the meditative art of internal power generation! This class will focus on the fundamentals of relaxation, vertical alignment, and root. We will learn the 37 posture short form and basic drills derived from it. This class is for beginners, but those experienced in movement are encouraged to come too. The martial art aspect of Tai Chi will be emphasized in this course for the sake of fully achieving its many health and strength benefits. Comfortable, loose-fitting attire and flat shoes work best.
Drop in rate: $15
Monthly pass: $50
Instructor: Daniel Pfister
After four years training in Goju Ryu Karate, Kendo, and other Japanese styles, Daniel made the switch to the Chinese internal martial arts (neijia) at the age of 17 he began studying Tai Chi. At age 19, Daniel moved to Taiwan and began intensive Tai Chi training with Master Liu Xiheng. After nearly three years in Taiwan, Daniel began studying another style of Tai Chi, as well as Xingyi Quan.
In 2004 Daniel returned to the United States and studied with Liu Xiaoling, a well-known Master of Chinese internal martial arts from Shanghai. Because of his Chinese language ability and experience in the martial arts, Daniel progressed quickly with Master Liu, and was soon invited to become a disciple, or inner-door student. Compared to his studies in Taiwan, which focused on learning a few martial art forms well, Daniel learned a much broader range of forms and skills from Master Liu. Having already achieved a strong foundation, Daniel benefited from this approach as it gave him variety of styles which he could practice, and eventually teach students with varying interests and levels of ability.