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Yang Form 1 (杨一)
Please contact us to schedule an intro and learn more:[masked]. Please note: we do not offer regular classes for free. In this course students learn the first chapter of Taiji Yang form, also known as Cheng Man-ching’s 37 movement (or Yang style short form). Class length 55 minutes. Students will be methodically led through portions of the form on a weekly basis, with attention given to principles (rooting, posture, movement) and applications. The entire course sequentially graduates through three chapters, or stages of the form, and after completing Yang Form 1 with proficiency, students may progress to Yang Form 2 and then 3. Certificates of completion will be issued to students who have completed all sections of the entire course, after reviews and successful demonstrations. From then on students may participate in Yang Form 4 (ongoing intermediate-advanced). Students already having Taiji form experience and wishing to join may contact Inoshi to assess equivalency and placement. There are many benefits from learning Taiji form. One advantage of Man-ching's form is that it is relatively short and can be done in less than 10 minutes. Once embodied (learned well and practiced regularly) it can assist you in maintaining optimum health. For more on health aspects of Taiji see here: NIH (http://j.mp/1e5HxJS). Dress comfortably and bring/wear a pair of clean shoes: tennis shoes, cotton or leather soled shoes (Taiji slippers fine), changing area available. Practice in socks or bare feet fine too. Notebooks welcome. If class is cancelled make-ups will be provided, if missed private instruction can be had at additional cost. Class led by principle instructor and longtime practitioner, Inoshi.

E 53 // 2nd & 3rd Aves

646-801-9218 · New York, NY

What we're about

Meet and join us to practice friendly Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan). Take classes in moving Form, Push Hands, Qigong, Meditation and I-Ching (Book of Changes). Our primary studios are in midtown Manhattan.

We strive to cultivate a fun learning atmosphere, and a few events are conducted in an informal setting. All are welcome, from absolute beginners to any body-mind / martial arts people.

Please call or message us to arrange an intro session and to learn about our programs: 646-801-9218. Note: our regular classes are not free. Not all classes are listed, to reduce Meetup email.

Classes are led by longtime practitioner and our principle instructor, Inoshi. On occasion other teachers may instruct in these arts as well. Dress comfortably in clothes which you can move freely in. Street clothes are fine (changing areas available). Please see specific class descriptions for more detail, especially on footwear.

Our foundation is Yang Family / Style Taiji, yet includes practice from other families. We meet weekly with the exception of a possible Summer break, a Winter break and few major holidays.

Note: Taiji oft appears rendered Tai Chi. Qigong as Chi Kung, and Push Hands is known as Tui Shou.

Our root org is EastWest Works (http://eastwest.works/). For wider interests see EastWest's Meetup portal too: http://www.meetup.com/eastwest/ .

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