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The “TAI CHI FOUNDATION PROGRAM” will focus on the core training principles of Chen Tai Chi movement. You will be able to use Tai Chi to gain strength and flexibility with basic concepts of performance and function.


Base Movements and Applying Knowledge

• Understanding how to perform specific base Tai Chi movements.
• Understanding modeling and guided mastery experiences to learn proper technique.
• Understanding the physical challenges of Tai Chi and how to set realistic and reachable, goals.
• Choosing goals that are realistic based on present condition and expectations for improvement.

Benefits of the Traditional Martial Arts Tai Chi Training

• Improved reflexes and coordination, which increases performance in all physical activities.
• Increased strength and stamina, which boosts energy.
• Increased flexibility and weight control for better overall fitness.
• Cardiovascular workouts, for a stronger heart and better circulation.

Additionally, mental benefits of the Tai Chi include

• Improved concentration for better work and study habits.
• Stress reduction and increased levels of relaxation for a longer healthier life.
• Increased self-confidence and self-discipline to develop a positive attitude toward life.


Chen 38 Tai Chi Form Part 1


1. Beginning posture
2. Pound the Mortar Mortar (Jin gang dao zhui,  刚捣碓)
3. White Crane Spreads Its Wings (B ih  L angch , 白鹤亮翅), Stork/Crane Cools Its Wings
4. Stepping Forward Three Steps (Shan
San Bu, 上三 步)

1. Walking Obliquely
2. Brush Knee
3. Wade Forward Twist Step on Both Sides
4. The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
5. The Punch of Draping Over Body
6. Push with Both Hands
7. Change Palms Three Times
8. Fist Under Elbow
9. Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides
10. Step Back and Press Elbow
11. Beast Head Pose
12. Flash the Back
13. Wade Forward and Twist Step on Both Sides
14. Green Dragon Comes Out of Water
15. Punch of Hitting the Ground
16. Double Raise Foot
17. The Fist of Protecting Heart
18. Forward Trick
19. Backward Trick


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