Rocky Mountain T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan via the Cheng Man-Ching lineage in Boulder CO since 1977

New Beginning Class

The beginning class that starts on Jan 22 has just filled up. Contact us if you’d like to be put on a waitlist.

We plan to start another Beginning Form Class in Mar.

The Jan class will be on Tue evenings, from 7:00 - 8:00, in Boulder. It starts on Tue Jan 22 and runs through the end of April.

Other New Classes

Want to learn Push Hands or Sword? New Push Hands and Sword sessions will start Jan 17 and 19. Contact us if you’re interested: you need to have learned the full form and spent some time refining it to start on Push Hands or Sword.

We also have a new class, Focus on Practice, that uses the First Third as a vehicle for deepening practice. This class will be at the Hygiene Studio. Contact us for information and detailed directions.

Getting started

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.

Schedule Changes in 2019

We’re making some minor changes to schedule in 2019. Details on our class schedule page.

Lee's Latest Translation Effort

I recently 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.

The Yang Family Eight Word Formula, freshly translated into Spanish thanks to J Félix Fernández.


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.

Questions? See our FAQ.

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.