Class and Workshop Information
Classes in the Form
Advanced Intermediate T’ai Chi Ch’uan is the only class to be offered during the winter and spring of 2014.
The class is open to students who have completed Beginning in this school and is available to others with similar background with instructor’s permission. In the Advanced Intermediate Class, students practice the form as a flow, acquire a deeper experience of the principles, and receive instruction in the choreography of the last half of the form. Students receive detailed correction to facilitate development of internal as well as external structure and to strengthen and open the body. Classes are two hours long consisting of roughly one and one half hours of form instruction and correction, and one half hour of push hands, the martial application of T'ai Chi. Students will learn push hands through structured exercises and free pushing. The emphasis is on learning how to neutralize incoming force by yielding; that is, using "4 ounces to overcome a force of 1000 pounds.” While the focus will be on the physical aspects of pushing and yielding, the application to the mental/emotional realm of relationship in the "real" world will be obvious: how to receive a force that seeks to unbalance you so that you remain grounded and centered.
Class location, schedule and fees are given on the Class Schedule page as well as information about individual lessons.
WEEKEND WORKSHOP with LENZIE WILLIAMS
Since 2008, we have sponsored a weekend workshop in Asheville
offered by Lenzie Williams. There will be no workshop in spring of 2014. More information will be posted here when the date for another workshop has been set. For more information about Lenzie's other workshops, please go to http://taichiberkeley.com/workshops.html.