Rocky Mountain T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan via the Cheng Man-Ching lineage in Boulder CO since 1977
Happy New Year!
Classes will resume Sat Jan 6. Ongoing schedule is the same as ever -- check below for some new classes.
Beginning Form Class
Our next beginning form class will start on Jan 11 2018 and run through the end of Mar. This class has now filled up -- contact us to be put on a waitlist if any space opens up. . This class will be on Thur eves from 7:30 to 8:30 and will cover the first section of the form. Class size is limited to 15 students and these classes usually fill up. Some experience with Tai Chi Elements is recommended but not required. Please contact us if you have any questions!
You can start now with Tai Chi Elements. No experience needed; drop-ins welcome. Elements is offered on Tue afternoons at 4:30.
Students learn the Five Animal Frolics and the Form Sequences that underlie the complete tai chi form. Contact us if you're interested in joining or just drop by to join a class.
We start a number of new classes and sessions in the new year. (Ongoing class schedule is the same as ever -- following are new classes)
* Beginning Form: starts on Jan 11. Thur eves at 7:30. Registration is now open.
* Intermediate Form: starts on Jan 9. Tue eves at 7:30.
* Push Hands: new session starting on Jan 16 / 20 (Tue or Sat)
* Sword: new session starting on Jan 18 / 20 (Thur or Sat).
Contact us for more information about any of these classes. Instructor permission required for Push Hands and Sword.
Spring Practice Intensive
We'll have our first spring practice intensive Mar 8 - 11. We hope you can join us! Details and registration here.
Our next First Sunday session will be on Jan 7.
The first Sunday of every month is an open practice session for students of RMTCC who know at least the First Third of the form -- at Beth and Lee's home studio in Hygiene, starting at 10:30 AM.
Lee's Latest Translation Effort
I just finished a translation of the 3rd Treatise: Concentrate Qi, Achieve Softness from Professor Cheng's 13 Treatises.
This one sprawls all over the place: Daoist Internal Alchemy, Laozi discussions, Yijing hexagrams. All part of concentrating qi to achieve softness with the method of sinking qi to the dantian.
You can find all my translations on the Translations page.
We base our work at Rocky Mountain Tai Chi on the "practice tripod" defined by Professor Cheng: form, push hands, and sword.
We also incorporate practice of various qigong sets, fundamental drills, standing meditation, and internal work.
See a description of our classes for more information.
Tai Chi Elements at Cancer Center
On Friday mornings, we work with cancer patients at the Cancer Center at Boulder Community Hospital. It's a great opportunity for us to help people by sharing the art and its benefits. This class is open to anyone dealing with cancer treatment whether at BCH or other facilities. Click here to see the BCH flyer.