Saturday, September 23rd - WHITE BELT WUSHU & TAI CHI TESTING - schedule change
11:15am Wushu White Belt Class and 12:00pm Wushu Classes are cancelled to allow for testing on Sept 23rd - Qigong, Beginning Tai Chi class will be held as usual
11:00am - White Belt Wushu Testing Only (11:15am & 12:00pm Wushu classese cancelled)
12:15pm - All Belt Tai Chi Testing
This is a White Belt testing for Wushu & Multi Belt for Tai Chi.
If you are unsure if eligible, please email us or speak with Master Chen
Sign up and completion of testing sheet is required before testing day
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the cost to try a class?
We want to make sure a class is right for each student, so to try is free! If you decide to join our school, there are monthly fees based on how many times a week that fits your schedule. There are also family discounts.
What do I wear to try a class?
Loose fitting, comfortable clothing. If you do not own Tai Chi or Wushu shoes, wear socks. If shoes are required for medical purposes, please wear clean soled shoes.
When can I try and begin learning?
All beginning classes (Tai Chi Beg/Wushu White/Little Tigers) are ongoing. Please email or call to let us know to expect you and arrive 10-15 mins before class begins.
What is the difference between Tai Chi and Wushu, which is best for me to try?
Tai Chi and Wushu are both martial arts, the main difference is Tai Chi is more internal, the movements slower, focusing on movement of energy or "Qi". Wushu is more external, with faster kicking and jumping. If you are unsure, you can watch or try each.
Which Wushu class should my child try?
Little Tigers is generally for ages 4-7, this class teaches a child how to be a student and become familiar with the basic kicking, jumping and stretching movements. We prefer all children aged 4 to 7 come to the Little Tigers class to begin. Ages 8 and older should try the Wushu White Belt class.
Is there sparring in Wushu?
In Chinese Martial Arts there are sparring competitions, however, our Wushu classes do not introduce sparring until years of practice and students have displayed control, knowledge of applications and having respect for the art itself. We do not spar in Little Tiger classes. Martial art applications are taught throughout training so technique is learned correctly.
What is the "Tai Chi for Health" class on the schedule, how is it different than beginning Tai Chi?
The "Tai Chi for Health" program was developed by Dr. Paul Lam, who offers certification through his classes. Dr. Paul Lam suffered from Arthritis and although all Tai Chi is good for all abilities, as a medical professional he realized some people need guidance on how to modify moves and focus on warm ups in order to help relieve and address very limited range of motion and rehabilitation. It is also good for those that like a much slower pace than traditional Tai Chi, which enables us to offer a class to a wider range of abilities. Our Instructor, Maureen Benet, has a wonderful style of teaching and will take you through all levels/styles of the "Tai Chi for Health" program.
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