Shifu Michael Paler, 7th Generation Disciple of Wei Xilan. Imperial Yang Family Tai Chi.

Voted #1 GOLD, in the Category of Martial Arts in the Colorado Springs Independent in 2012, 2013 & 2014!  

Read Article in the Gazette by Jen Mulson on Shifu Michael’s Trip to China and What it Really Means for our school and you!

The Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs teaches to beginner and intermediate students the Yang Cheng Fu Large Frame of Yang Style Tai Chi,

 Michael teaches Imperial Yang Family Tai Chi.  This includes the Yang Cheng Fu Long Form (also known as the 108 form or the public form) methods of Yang Jian Hou, son of Yang Family Tai Chi creator Yang Lu Chan; Middle Frame of Yang Family Tai Chi (also known as Old Six Roads), as it was taught to him by his Master Wei Xilan and his martial uncle Dr. John Fung, disciple of Master Wei Shuren

This structured system includes Jibengong (basic skill training); Kaimengong (gate opening methods), Forms; Tai Chi Neigong; and more — for both health and self-defense. The main emphasis is harmonizing Shen, Yi, and Qi to nourish the body and mind for developing a healthy vitality, as well as for learning a functional and effective self-defense system.

Want to try a class but not sure where to start?

1. Shifu Michael Paler teaches in such a way that he speaks to beginners as well as to intermediate and advanced students in the same class.

2. We offer classes in Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Kung Fu and Qigong (Chi-Gong).

3. Shifu Michael’s methods have brought some our students from a beginner level to a instructor level in just 6 months!

4. There are two ways to Get Started, you can jump right into taking our beginner classes right away, no appointment necessary, or you can start with our Tai Chi Introductory Workshop.

5. If you have signed up to take the Tai Chi Introductory Workshop, you do NOT have to wait to start classes.

6. Here is our class schedule for your convenience.

7. A drop in class is $15.00, but the first class is always on us!

8. We offer special rates for Seniors 65+, College Students, All Military, Police & Firefighters!

9. Students ages 13 and up are welcome in any of our classes.

10. If you have any questions, please call us at 719-375-8339

11.  Find Us - Location

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called
“medication in motion.”
There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice … has value in treating or preventing many health problems. – Harvard Medical Health Publication, 05/09

Please visit our website for class times and prices at:

Office 719-375-8339


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