Start Date: Saturday 10/07/23
Time: 12:05-1:05 PM
Start Date: Tuesday 10/03/23
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Start Date: 10/02/23
Monday 4:30-5:30 pm - 4 pm
Tai-Chi is an ancient martial art created hundreds of years ago. It is part of a group of martial arts that are referred to as "Internal". This is due to the fact that in the practice of Tai-Chi one cultivates an energy called "Jin" or intrinsic energy and not outward muscular force as in so-called "external" styles of martial arts. It is based in the Doaist Philosophy of opposing forces or energies called Yin and Yang. Tai-Chi is an extremely accessible form of exercise for all ages and health conditions. Instead of exercising and training idividual muscle groups as is done in most typical kinds of exercise, a practitioner is taught to release any muscular tension. Tai-Chi relies on posture, breathe, concentration of mind, and cultivation of Chi to not only strengthen the body but to unify it as well.
Inner Court Tai-Ji is very proud to announce that Tai-Chi courses are now available online. You can now study and practice the art of Tai-Chi from the convenience of home. Level 1 is the only offering for now, but new courses are coming soon!
Cain is an expert in the science and practice of Tai-Chi. First educated as a teenager in Washington D.C. at the Great River Taoist Center under Scott Rodell. He later moved to the Republic of China where he studied under Master Wang Yan-Nian at the National Tai-Chi Ch’uan Association. He lived in the Republic of China for 15 years, where he established his school Inner Court Tai-Ji. He has moved back in 2016 to to teach Tai-Chi to Americans.
Tai-Chi is not a form. It is a set of principles practiced by doing a form. Learning a form in a traditional manner can be very difficult and time consuming. Cain starts students off with the basic body mechanics and an obtainable small part of the form called "Grasp the Sparrow's Tail". From there the principles of Tai-Chi are investigated by students through practice, investigation and getting corrections from the Teacher.
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