Tai Chi !Tai Chi classes at the Lee-Ming Chinese School and Cultural Association for adults and teens.
Lee Ming seeks to increase knowledge and appreciation of Chinese culture, and the martial arts are a valued part of that culture.
The fluid movements of Tai Chi are designed to increase flexibility and a sense of calmness. Slow and gracefull, each position, or "posture", is also an attack or defense movement in true Martial Arts style!
Persons of all backgrounds and all ages 12 and over are welcome to register, regardless of whether or not he or she takes any other classes at the school.
Individuals may register for a semester, or pay a drop-in fee.
Beginner and Intermediate classes available
Tai Chi classes will be held before regular language classes. Lee-Ming Chinese School language class students, ages 10 and up, are welcome to sign up!
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Class sizes may be limited.
Montgomery County Community College
ParkHouse Hall, Room #: PH 117 (meet in Lee-Ming office, or lobby)
Class meets on the same days that regular language classes are in session.
Sunday 1:00pm to 1:45pm before language classes begin - Beginner Level to Intermediate Level
12 weeks (09/23, 09/30, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/18, 12/02, 12/09, 12/16)
- Semester - $165
- Drop In Fee - $15 per class (paid directly to school office before that day's class begins)
$165.00 Check payable to Lee-Ming Culture Association by 09/16/2012 to reserve your spot!
There will be an extra $15 for late fee if you pay after 09/16/2012
( 1st time student do not incur late charge )
Go to our Registration page to download enrollment forms.
Classes are held outdoors, weather permitting. In colder or inclement weather, instruction will take place in an assigned clasroom. Make-up classes will be held in case MCCC is closed due to weather or other emergency.
Class will not be held if less that 5 students are registered for either Beginner or Intermediate classes.
Classes are held outdoors, weather permitting. In colder or inclement weather, instruction will take place in the school lobby or assigned classroom. Make-up classes will be held in case MCCC is closed due to weather or other emergency.
Traditional Tai Chi pants and uniform t-shirts are not required, however are recommended for comfort while performing Tai Chi.
For more information, contact the school at email@example.com
About Tai Chi
Tai Chi, otherwise known as Taiji Quan, is one of the most famous branches of Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi, literally means “the greatest” and “the extreme”. In Chinese martial arts, it refers to an internal shadow boxing - the ultimate natural shadow boxing.
Tai Chi focuses on the use of vital energy, referred to as the "Chi" in the Chinese language and philosophy. Through slow, relaxed and continuous motion of the body, we improve awareness of the Chi flow in the body, strengthening and expanding it to obtain health, martial, and spiritual benefits. As we learn to quiet our thoughts and balance the intention in each of our movements, we gain a valuable ability for its use in our daily life.
The various forms of Tai Chi, though different in characteristics and styles, have the same training principles: the execution of relaxed actions to create a state of softness, which is gradually developed into a complementary state of firmness.
The principle in practice of Tai Chi is “a serene heart plus a concentrated mind.” This allows the nerve centers to rest, relaxing the whole body and improving the ability to coordinate the functions of its various organs. Deep and natural breathing, smooth arc-like actions centering on the waist and a training method which conveys one’s inner force to the tips of the limbs by mental exertion results in a harmony of the inside and outside body.
Tai Chi is most suitable for both physical training and physical fitness. As proven by its social application over dozens of years, Tai Chi has certain curative effects for such chronic ailments as neuralgia, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, heart trouble, and TB. Tai Chi is a great exercise for relaxation, concentration, memory retention, energy replenishment, flexibility and blood circulation.
Tai Chi is now becoming more popular in the world outside of China wherein it is taught in hospitals, schools, government, civic organizations, factories, parks, city neighborhoods and communities as well as national martial arts teams. And it has greatly benefited the physical well-being of the people who practice it.
About Our ShiFu (Instructor)
Very passionate about Tai-Chi, ShiFu Wang Bing is a member of the Wu-Shu Club in the city of Wu-Han, Hu Bei. She began learning Tai-Chi in 2005, following martial artists Sheng-Chao Wang, China's National Wu-Shu judge and international Wu-Shu 7th level place holder. Bing also studied under Shia-Gung Gen, one of China's most respected Gen's Martial Art fourth generation leader.
Bing has won several national awards including:
- Second Place, National Adult and senior Tai-Chi Sword Contest, 2008
- First Place, Wu-Han Fourth Annual Wu-Shu Contest - Adult Female group, 2010
- First Place, Third Annual Hu-Bei Wu-Shu contest - Adult Female group, 2011
- First place, National Classic Wu-Shu Invitation Contest - Adult Female group, 2011.
ShiFu Wang Bing's Martial Arts expertise includes:
Bing is also working with 24 style Taiji and 32 Shi TA (more suitable for beginners), and 42 style Tai-Chi Chuan and 42 Shi Ta (for intermediate level).