Tai Chi is a beautiful series of slow-motion movements based on traditional Chinese martial arts.

It is one of the best forms of exercise - challenging yet gentle, focused yet relaxed.

By practicing Tai Chi, you can improve balance, physical awareness, flexibility, & strength.

It is also a moving meditation that can produce a joyful sensation of serenity & calm.

I teach in Milwaukie on Friday mornings and in NE Portland on Sundays.

All levels welcome! Especially beginners.


Class Schedule

Milwaukie

Schedule

Fridays 10:30am-11:30am (all levels)

Pricing

$15 single drop-in
5-class card for $60
10-class card for $100

Location

Milwaukie Bay Park
(please call for location details)
Weather permitting

NorthEast Portland

Schedule

Sundays 11am-12pm (beginning)
Sundays 12pm-1pm (intermediate)

Pricing

$15 drop-in
Included with a Gym Plus Membership to Me Fitness

Location

Me Fitness Studios
4943 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
at the corner of MLK & Alberta


Videos

Opening & Grasp Bird’s Tail

Section 1

Section 1 - first half

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3


Form Names

Yang Style Traditional Long Form

Section 1

Opening
Grasp Bird’s Tail
- Ward off left
- Ward off right
- Roll back
- Press
- Push
Single Whip
Lift Hands & Step Up
White Crane Cools Its Wings
Brush Knee & Push Left
Hands Strum the Lute
Brush Knee & Push Left
Brush Knee & Push Right
Brush Knee & Push Left
Hands Strum the Lute
Brush Knee & Push Left
Deflect, Parry, Block & Punch
Apparently Closed
Cross Hands

 

Section 3

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
Diagonal Single Whip
Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane (1)
Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane (2)
Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane (3)
Grasp Bird’s Tail
Single Whip
Fair Lady Works the Shuttles to the Four Corners
Single Whip
Cloud Hands (1)
Cloud Hands (2)
Cloud Hands (3)
Single Whip
Downward Form
Golden Rooster Stands, R Side
Golden Rooster Stands, Left Side
Repulse Monkey (1)
Repulse Monkey (2)
Repulse Monkey (3)
Flying Diagonally
Lift Hands & Step Up
White Crane Cools Its Wings
Brush Knee & Push Left
Needle at the Sea Bottom
Fan Through the Back
Turn Body & Chop with Fist White Snake Spits Out Its Tongue
Deflect, Parry, Block & Punch
Step Up to Grasp Bird’s Tail
Single Whip
Cloud Hands (1)
Cloud Hands (2)
Cloud Hands (3)
Single Whip
High Pat on Horse
Step Forward, Thrust Left Palm
Cross Legs Kick (R Heel Kick)
Groin Punch
Step Up to Grasp Bird’s Tail
Single Whip
Downward Form
Seven Star Punch
Riding the Tiger Backwards
Lotus Sweeping Kick
Bend the Bow & Shoot the Tiger
Deflect, Parry, Block & Punch
Apparently Closed
Cross Hands
Closing Form

Section 2

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
Punch Under Elbow
Repulse Monkey (1)
Repulse Monkey (2)
Repulse Monkey (3)
Flying Diagonally
Lift Hands & Step Up
White Crane Cools Its Wings
Brush Knee & Push Left
Needle at the Sea Bottom
Fan Through the Back
Turn Body & Chop with Fist
Deflect, Parry, Block & Punch
Step Up to Grasp Bird’s Tail
Single Whip
Cloud Hands (1)
Cloud Hands (2)
Cloud Hands (3)
Single Whip
High Pat on Horse
Right Toe Kick
Left Toe Kick
Turn Around, Left Heel Kick
Brush Knee & Push Left
Brush Knee & Push Right
Downward Punch
Turn Body & Chop with Fist
Deflect, Parry, Block & Punch
Step Up to Right Heel Kick
Striking the Tiger Left Side
Striking the Tiger Right Side
Right Heel Kick
45 degree turn to Double Punch
Left Heel Kick
Full Turn to Right Heel Kick
Deflect, Parry, Block & Punch
Apparently Closed
Cross Hands