OREGON TAI CHI WUSHU

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 5-10 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.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Schedule Announcements & Frequently Asked Questions 


A) Friday, October 11th through Saturday, October 19th - Student Assisted Classes & Some Class Cancellations

  • All Tai Chi & Wushu classes will be student assisted classes during this week (NO NEW STUDENT TRIALS DURING THIS TIME)
  • No Little Tigers Classes on Oct 15th, Oct 17th, Oct 22nd and Oct 24th 
  • No QiGong Classes on Saturdays, October 12th, 19th and 26th
  • Performance Team will be from 4:00pm to 5:30pm (no 3:00pm start) on Fridays October 11th and October 18th for Performance Team Members


B) Monday, October 21st through Saturday, October 26th - QUARTER BREAK - NO REGULAR SCHEDULED CLASSES*

  • Tai Chi for Health classes with Maureen Benet will be held as usual


C) 7th Anniversary, Black Belt Test & Student Appreciation Party - Tuesday, November 5th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Willie Hall, COCC Campus



The schedule below is regular schedule, check above for current

changes (holidays, breaks), or call/email Karin for questions

(541-639-9963/oregontaichi@gmail.com)

 


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