Tai Chi for Beginners

Originally one of the ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is practiced today primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movement. Its slow, fluid forms—based on the Chinese principle of yin and yang—and its emphasis on relaxed, effortless movement make it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional yang-style of long-form Tai Chi. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft, flat shoes. Instructor:Cho Li

Sections

TACH-SP20.01

Start Date

April 7, 2020

Time

6:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$155.00

Availability

11

8 Tuesdays, 6-7pm Begins Apr. 7

Instructors: Benjamin Pasamanick

Instructor

Benjamin Pasamanick

Benjamin began studying the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan, (as passed down from Grand Master Hsiung Yang Ho), with Boston-area teacher Tai-Chun Pan beginning in 1994 as a student at the CCAE. He has found over the years that his practice has helped him with general health, grounding, and a sense of peacefulness that permeates his daily life. Returning in 2009 after a long hiatus, Benjamin resumed studying with Tai-Chun Pan, only to confirm what he already knew, that Tai Chi practice is built up over a lifetime, with each individual putting in as much time and energy as they can afford at that point in their life.

His daily practice of the 'Basic Form' complements the weekly classes he take with Tai-Chun where they learn San Shou (Free Style); Push Hands; Sword; and the other segments of the complete Yang Style, (not typically taught elsewhere), and refines his technique and understanding of basic Tai Chi principles.