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Tai Chi Principles and Chinese Language – 2013 Tai Chi Workshops in LA

TC will be conducting workshops in January/February on Tai Chi Principles and Chinese Language.

The workshops will be divided into four parts on weekends from 2-3:15pm at Yahoo Center.

  • January 19 – Session 1
  • January 20 – Session 1 repeated
  • January 25 – Session 2
  • January 26 – Session 2 repeated
  • February 2 – Session 3
  • February 3 – Session 3 repeated
  • February 9 & 10 No sessions (Chinese New Year)
  • February 16 – Session 4
  • February 17 – Session 4 repeated

NOTE: The repeated sessions will give everyone the choice of coming on Saturdays or Sundays.

Students will learn the meaning, pronunciation, and writing of:

  • 守 – (Shou)
  • 正 – (Zheng)
  • 勻 – (Yun)
  • 和 – (He)
  • 鬆 – (Song)

….and ways to use them in daily activities.

Workshop Costs and Attendance

These workshops are being offered for free to TC Society members and persons who responded to a coupon offer in our surveys. Each person may also bring one guest for free. Anyone else wishing to attend will be charged $20.00 for the full four sessions.

Also, if you are attending and bringing a guest please let me know so TC can prepare a sufficient number of brushes etc. for the calligraphy.

Contact Info

If you have any questions regarding this workshop series please contact Eileen at taichi4u@verizon.net or call 310-397-4871.

The “eight powers” of Tai Chi Chuan

The animation presented below is meant to illustrate the eight ways of power to be demonstrated in Tai Chi. In Chinese, these are called the ‘ba men’ or “8 gates.’ Here, I’ve attempted to show these 8 different styles that make up 8 of the ’13 Postures’ of tai chi chun. If you have questions, please contact brian.tcsociety@gmail.com, or TC.

You can see the trigrams for these 8 movements here, and in the animation:

peng ☰
liu ☷
ji ☵
ahn ☲
tsai ☳
lieh ☴
zhou ☱
kao ☶

Enjoy!

March Workshop 2:Tai Chi Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians Continued

Its not too late to join! TC is holding the second of a three part Tai Chi/Qi Gong Workshop tomorrow.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Workshop 2: Tai Chi Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

In this workshop you will continue to study Qi channels (meridians) in the human body and learn to nourish them with the correct breathing patterns. This practice can be applied to Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong or any daily activity. TC will be demonstrating this within the application of his custom San-Shou routine. TC will also lead you into Tai Chi Sound practice to enrich your Qi flow.

For addition information call Jinn-Sho 錦繡 at (214) 600-1636 or Julia Lee at (202) 270-1350.

Hsuing-YangHo-stabilized-1

Hi there!

I just wanted to share a video from my Vimeo collection If you are not aware, there are quite a few videos of Xiong Yang-Ho out there on youTube. Xiong (sometimes spelled ‘Hsuing’) Yang-Ho (sometimes ‘Yangho’) was the first of TC Hou’s tai chi chuan teachers. In an effort for us to see more of the Yang style tai chi form, I have stabilized some of these shaky youTube renditions. The first of these, I did about a year ago. If you haven’t seen it, you can view it here:

This video shows Xiong Yang-Ho’s rendition of the Yang Style “First Set.” The postures demonstrated match our form- ‘Tai Chi Ready’ ( 预备 ) trough ‘Return Tiger to Mountain’ ( 抱虎歸山 抱虎归山 ).

The non-stabilized, original youTube title was:
熊養和公1973年演練太極拳經典畫面

For more on our lineage, see:
TCSociety lineage

ENJOY!

~

March Workshop 1: Tai Chi Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

Its not too late to join! TC is holding the first of a three part Tai Chi/Qi Gong Workshop tomorrow.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Workshop 1: Tai Chi Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

In this workshop you will study Qi channels (meridians) in the human body and learn to nourish them with the correct breathing patterns. This practice can be applied to Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong or any daily activity. TC will be demonstrating this within the application of his custom San-Shou routine. TC will also lead you into Tai Chi Sound practice to enrich your Qi flow.

For addition information call Jinn-Sho 錦繡 at (214) 600-1636 or Julia Lee at (202) 270-1350.

LA Tai Chi Workshop Reminder: Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

In Tai Chi Chuan, self defense is the application, Chi Kung is the internal power house for all stances. They must be together to make your practice efficient. Your ability will be greatly improved if you can control your Chi flow.

breathing and Qi flow in meridiansIn these workshops you will learn the concept of Chi and understand its flow in our body. Furthermore, you will learn ways to build up your Chi, and ways to circulate it inside, and how to direct it for applications.

There are three workshops in three Sundays. You may take all three to achieve better results or you may just choose the one interested you. As I always emphasized, you must understand the logic of Tai Chi to make it alive in your mind. then it will stay with you and last for your lifetime.

Topic: Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

Date: January 22, 2012, Sunday

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $70 (or $180 for all three sessions)

Location: Yahoo Center (2425 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90043)/ Entrance of underground parking is on

Colorado Ave near Cloverfield)

Click Here for more details.

Best,

TC

www.TCSociety.com

Tai Chi does A Life Good

Let us energize our new year with Tai Chi!

Dear Friend,

You and your family and friends are invited to a special Spring Tai Chi session – free for beginner and all levels.

Douglas Park Tai Chi Santa Monica

Location: Douglas Park in Santa Monica (Wilshire Blvd & 25th Street)

Date: January 15, Sunday

Time: 9:30 to10:30 a.m.

What to wear: comfortable dress with flat shoes

What to bring: Friends and family

Best,

TC Hou
Tai Chi does A life Good


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Tai Chi Special Starter Training Session in October

Dear Friends,

Starters special training will be offered at Yahoo Center in Santa Monica:

  • 10/ 21, Thursday morning, from 10am to 12pm, and
  • 10/ 23, Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm.

If you have requested Tai Chi classes and like to start now, or you just like to have a review, please email me at houten at gmail.com to make a reservation.

Best,
TC Hou
Tai Chi does A Life Good

8-22-2009 Saturday Morning with TC


My Dear Friend,

I plan to be at Clover Park (*** 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica,CA 90405 ***) this Saturday (8/22/09) from 8 to 11 am.
You are welcomed to join me for a short Tai Chi practice following by a Q/A session. Please feel free to bring all your friends and all your questions.

Best,
TC Hou


8-1-2009 Getty Center Tai Chi Sunset Moon Rise


My Dear Friend,

On this coming Saturday, 8/1, Sun will set at 7:55 and Moon will rise at 5:12 p.m. I plan to enjoy that evening at Getty Center, practicing my Tai Chi in the garden under the Sun and Moon, watching the color change from the mountain to the ocean.

There are only few times in a year, mother nature offers us scene like this. If you like to break away from your daily routine and enjoy it with me, please feel free to do so.

Let us meet at: Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300

Practice: Simple and effective breathing with Tai Chi movements
Time : 6:00 to 8: 00 p.m

Best,
TC Hou
Tai Chi does A Life Good