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What is T’ai Chi Chuan?
T’ai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.
T'ai Chi Chuan Principles & Practice
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Where Can I Learn T'ai Chi?
We have one easy-to-learn system and many locations…
Welcome to the New York School of Tai Chi Chuan
At the request of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing, the School of T’ai Chi Chuan was founded in 1976 by one of his senior students, Patrick Watson.
How Can I Get Started?
Attend a Free Introductory class to find out how T’ai Chi or Qi Gong can work for you. Check out our current schedule of Free Introductory Classes.
Tai Chi Locations in New York City and Elsewhere
In the city, in your workplace, around the country, and around the world — we’ve got you covered.
See our full list of locations.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient exercise which embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement.
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Tai Chi Form, First Third
From The Blog
TAI CHI SUMMER RETREAT | EAST COAST The COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary to cancel the 2020 June Summer Retreat at Smith College. The physical distancing we need to observe is a substantial obstacle both to traveling to the retreat and in living and doing Tai Chi together. With this decision, we encourage our Tai Chi community to...
“I study at the NY School of T’ai Chi Chuan. As I learn and practice more, I feel the life energy move through blocked areas, bringing me increased stability, focus and strength. My mind is clearer, my body is enlivened and I feel a deeper sense of well-being. My commitment to it is to enjoy and extend my life. …Best...
T’ai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality. Its practice results in increased awareness, sensitivity, and an unexcelled art of self defense. The T’ai Chi form consists of a series of postures performed in a slow, continuous sequence. Unlike exercise which relies on muscular force and tension, the graceful movements of T’ai Chi...
Sue was one of our instructors in New York City, years back. She has since relocated to the west coast. We’d love to share her writings on T’ai Chi in Business. Check it out here: The empty step — a tai chi teaching you can use in your...
We would like to share this insightful post, by one of our New York T’ai Chi apprentice teachers, Deborah Swayne: When we practice T’ai Chi, one of our major goals is to relax, which is not so easy for many of us. We can achieve some success through effort: that is, through regular practice, during which our technique continues...
To find out how T’ai Chi or Qi Gong can work for you — or to find out more about our school — try one of our free live-stream Qigong classes or find out about our next live-stream T’ai Chi class. For a full list of our classes and the most up-to-date schedule, please visit our T’ai Chi Class...