Balance, Focus, Health for Life

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.
 

OREGON TAI CHI WUSHU

Frequently Asked Questions (when Oregon Tai Chi Wushu is at normal schedule):


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.  Parents/Guardians or persons not attending class are not allowed to wait indoors at this time in order to maintain social distancing. 


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.  You must pre-register by using the contact page in order to try a class, and we will inform you of current masking/social distancing guidelines or schedule changes at that time.  Wear the clothes you will attend class in, please bring your own water bottle.


When can I try and begin learning? (New Student Trials are limited, please contact us)

All beginning classes (Beginning Tai Chi & Beginning Wushu) are ongoing.  If you are interested in trying a class, please contact us.  


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?

Ages 7 and up should try the Beginning Wushu Class.  We are looking at opening a Family Class for a parent and child ages 4-6 to attend together later in the year (Feb/March) - you can inquire about this class by using the contact page.


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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SCHEDULE CHANGES/ANNOUNCEMENTS ​​

  • There is no Tai Chi Review class at 11:00am on Saturdays until further notice 
  • Current students should check weekly emails from Oregon Tai Chi Wushu for any schedule changes or closure information
  • Tai Chi for Health students should contact Maureen Benet directly for any schedule changes, currently on Mondays & Wednesdays
  • All In-Person Optional Classes Require Registration - Potential Students Use Contact Page for Registration
  • New Students use Contact Page to check schedule and register for student trial.
  • You can find some online instruction videos on our YouTube Channel: JianFeng Chen
  • Below is a sample schedule, please contact us to confirm classes for the week/month (DUE TO COVID CHANGES MAY NEED TO BE MADE WITH SHORT NOTICE)