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All One Body, All One Chi, All One Mind, All One Spirit -Gui Feng Li

Through proper practice the everyday slowly becomes Miraculous, and then slowly the miraculous becomes everyday. - Lao Yu Gong

Sacramento Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi Group (AKA. Golden Jade Tai Chi Chuan)

"Learning, practicing and studying Tai Chi Chuan is not a desire for a belt, or a race towards a finishing line. It is a long slow contemplative journey toward a sacred mountain peak that one has glimpsed from afar.

Along the way if one practices diligently and steadfastly one is slowly transformed physically, mentally and spiritually. Graced with worthy generous teachers and fellow companions the path is illuminated, difficulties surmounted and insight, skill and depth is slowly attained.

Joy and contentment is slowly gathered along with skill and sharing all that you know with others becomes the most precious of gifts. The Hall of Happiness then rings with genuine laughter and the Golden Spirit of Cheng Tzu along with his radiant smile warms each heart and spirit."

-Craig T, Golden Jade Tai Chi Chuan

This group is for those who presently practice or want to learn Cheng Man Ch'ing's Tai Chi Form. We focus on the heath benefits, martial and spiritual aspects of Tai Chi Chuan. We strive to be a full Tai Chi curriculum school within the CMC Yang tradition, teaching the 37 movement short form, fixed and stepping push hands, two person practice sets, Da Lu and San Shou (following Sifu Bob Amacker's teachings-a direct student of Cheng Man Ching, Ben Lo and Chu Fang Chu).

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Tai Chi Form Class Beginners and continuing newer Students

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Beginning Form 9:00 AM to 9:55ish-end is slightly flexible and may extend- PLEASE BE 5 to 10 Minutes EARLY so that you can pay and we can start class on time.

Beginners through low Intermediate's class. For Beginners We shall go from the bare basics and then stance by stance through the entire 37 movement form. All of the elements of Tai Chi will be taught and practiced.

Class will concentrate first on learning the Micro 13 Movement form-the first 1/3 of the whole form. The moderately talented student should expect to complete the 13 movement set in two months if they come regularly. From there we will concentrate on the rest of the Form. The entire 37 movement CMC form takes about 6 to 8 months to learn if you attend the class often and practice at home. The form accelerates as you go as there are several repetitious movements throughout it.

This form is instrumentally suited to beginning to help you develop balance and leg strength along with a sense of one's body-both internally and externally, while relaxing and calming the body and mind. Development of ones center and sensing the center of others will be emphasized.

Please Note: We do not teach "Tai Chi Dance." The Tai Chi form is taught with the Tai Chi Principles and application in mind. The spiritual, health and martial aspects are all taught and interrelated. Students will be expected to practice following the Tai Chi Principles in a friendly, open but disciplined atmosphere of a Martial Arts School.

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Our class is part of the Rancho Cordova Recreation and Park District. Prices are; Drop in-$8. Passport punch card 6classes for-$40, You must pay using the online portal for CR & Park before you come to class. We are the Cheng Man Ching Short Form class at Hagan Park https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/crpd/activity/search?activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=tai%20chi%20&viewMode=list

Tai Chi Application Practice

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Application practice 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

"What is the goal of push hands (or Tai Chi Chuan application)?Constant youthfulness and a long life." -A little Beneath the Surface of the Tai Ji Quan Classics by Master Ping Siang Tao

Open to Beginner and Intermediate students. If you paid for the Tai Chi Form class then you do not have to pay again for this one.

In this hour we will concentrate more on Tai Chi Chuan applications, advanced elements from the Form, two person practice sets, and push hands practice.

It is only through practicing Tai Chi in two person work that the higher health, martial and spiritual aspects of Tai Chi Chuan are realized.

"EXPLAINING TAIJI PRINCIPLES (TAIJI FA SHUO) - Brennan Translation – 太極法說 EXPLAINING TAIJI PRINCIPLES 楊班侯 attributed to Yang Banhou [circa 1875] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2013]

[PRACTICING] WITHOUT MISTAKES

Crashing in, collapsing, coming away, and resistance will lose in [practice], and so they are called mistakes. If you neglect sticking, adhering, connecting, and following, you will not be able to achieve moving with awareness. And if you are not aware of yourself, how will you be able to know your opponent? Therefore when [practicing], do not use crashing in, collapsing, coming away, or resistance, thereby opposing the opponent, instead use sticking, adhering, connecting, and following, thereby awaiting the opponent. If you can do it in this way, then not only will you be without mistakes, but moving with awareness will be automatically accomplished, and you can then progress to the skill of identifying energies."

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Our class is part of the Rancho Cordova Recreation and Park District. Prices are; Drop in-$8. Passport punch card 6 classes for-$40, You must pay using the online portal for CR&Park before you come to class. We are the Cheng Man Ching Short Form Tai Chi class https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/crpd/activity/search?activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=tai%20chi%20&viewMode=list

Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi 37 Form Correction & Application

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If Room A is not rented we stay for another hour.

CMC 37 Tai Chi form correction and application for intermediate and more advanced CMC practitioners.

This hour is usually dedicated to the more advanced and intermediate Tai Chi student's who know the entire 37 movement Cheng Man-Ching Form. Elements and sequences of the form will be explored more in depth. along with Applications, Push Hands etc.

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Our class is part of the Rancho Cordova Recreation and Park District. Prices are; Drop in-$8. Passport punch card 6 classes for-$40, You must pay using the online portal for CR&Park before you come to class. We are the Cheng Man Ching Short Form Tai Chi class https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/crpd/activity/search?activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=tai%20chi%20&viewMode=list

Tai Chi Form Class Beginners and continuing newer Students

Needs a location

Beginning Form 9:00 AM to 9:55 AM, Please BE 5 to 10 Minutes EARLY so that you can pay, register and we can start class on time.

Beginners through low Intermediate's class.

Class will concentrate first on learning the Micro 13 Movement form-the first 1/3 of the whole Cheng Man Ching 37 movement form. The moderately talented student should expect to complete the 13 movement set in two months if they come regularly. From there we will concentrate on the rest of the Form. The entire 37 movement CMC form takes about 6 to 8 months to learn if you attend the class often and practice at home. The form accelerates as you go as there are several repetitious movements throughout it.

This form is instrumentally suited to beginning to help you develop balance and leg strength along with a sense of one's body in space-both internally and externally, while relaxing and calming the body and mind. Development of ones center and keeping that center while moving will be emphasized.

The Tai Chi form is taught following the Tai Chi Principles and with the spiritual and health aspects in mind. Class will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere of a Martial Arts Exercise Class for older students.

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Prices are; One Time Drop in-$8. Membership to center $5, Passport punch card 6 classes-$40 for members, $45 for non-members.

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