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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:

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Santa Monica Qi Kung Workshops In March

Tai Chi - Qi Gong - Santa Monica

This post is just a reminder that TC Hou will be repeating his notable, three part Qi Gong Workshop series on the last three Saturdays of March. If you missed this workshop series before, now is your chance to deepen your understanding of the internal power of Tai Chi.

This series is also great as a refresher course. It is a LOT of knowledge to internalize in a short period, so repetition can’t hurt 🙂

The schedule will be as follows:

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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Workshop 2: Qi Kung I

You will learn how to make Qi power your movements. You will also be learning how to circulate Qi through our body in when in motion. Additionally we will be exploring the connection of this to our coordination. Application and practice will be further facilitated by continuing through TC’s San-Shou routine.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Workshop 3: Qi Kung II

Workshop 3 will be a continuation of the principals in Workshop 2. This will also finish up the San-Shou routine. By the end you will have been through both the defense and offense of a complete San Shou routine!


The workshop will be on three consecutive Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the afternoon.


They will take place in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center located at 2425 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Please read more about Qi Kung Workshops In Santa Monica and Los Angeles by clicking here.


You can also call Julia Lee at (202) 270-1350 for more information on class times and fees.

We hope to see you there!

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


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 to make a reservation.

TC Hou
Tai Chi does A Life Good

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

TC Hou
Tai Chi does A Life Good