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


IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  

Email us at oregontaichi@gmail.com or call 541-639-9963 with questions

  • No physical classes at this time, all online courses-  there are no classes with Master Chen at the school, only "YouTube Live" events for current students (Tai Chi for Health students should contact Maureen Benet directly for any schedule changes).  Current students will receive a link to attend these "live" classes.  If you have not received a notification and are a current student, please email us at oregontaichi@gmail.com.  You can subscribe to our YouTube channel here: Jianfeng Chen YouTube.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays join our "Beginning Tai Chi at 10:00am (PDT) with Master Chen" Live YouTube events.  Subscribe to you YouTube Channel to be notified of all Public events.
  • No physical classes until further notice - No Physical Classes at Oregon Tai Chi Wushu for our regular quarter break and Stay at Home Mandate.  This includes "Tai Chi for HealthTM" classes.
  • No new student trials at this time - please check back after April 30th.  If you are not a student but would like to be added to our "Live" class notifications, please email us at oregontaichi@gmail.com


Modified Schedule Notices - Live Classes

Students will be notified of any private YouTube Live events as well as Public events.  If you are a student and have not received previous links for our "YouTube Live" or Zoom classes this week, please email us at oregontaichi@gmail.com



Thursday, April 2nd
10:00am, - Tai Chi Beginning at 10:00am - PUBLIC
11:00am- 48 Style Tai Chi and Taiji Staff
4:00pm - Little Tiger Class (Zoom Meeting replacing YouTube Link)
4:45pm - Wushu White, Straight Sword & Xing Yi (Zoom Meeting) (This is a combined class, first 1/2 hour is Wushu White Basics, then Straight Sword followed by Xing Yi. Straight Sword and Xing Yi are encouraged to attend the Wushu White class for basics and endurance)

Saturday, April 4th
9:00am - QiGong - PUBLIC
10:00am - Tai Chi Beginning at 10:00am - PUBLIC
11:00am- 48 Style Tai Chi and Taiji Staff 

Remember to consult a physician with y new exercise and be aware and careful with the space you are practicing in.

​Below is our regular schedule when the school is open, please contact us directly for updates when we are back to this schedule at oregontaichi@gmail.com.

Disclaimer for Live Events & Video Instruction with Master JianFeng Chen
As with all exercise programs, when using our exercise videos or following our “live” events, you need to use common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, you will want to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program. By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. JianFeng Chen or other assistant instructors associated with our program, will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of our fitness/martial arts program, DVD, online fitness/martial arts videos, live events, or information shared on our website. This includes emails, videos and text.
 

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? (New Student Trials are on hold, contact us for questions)

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.  If you are interested in signing up for online course not open to the public, email us at oregontaichi@gmail.com.


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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