Tai Chi Schedule

Short Form Classes:

Newbury, MA – Newbury Firefighter’s Memorial Hall, 3 Morgan Avenue

Monday 9:00 – 10:00 am – Petra Horgan

Friday 9:00-10:00 am – Marna Badavas

Hamilton, MA – The Community House of Hamilton/Wenham, 284 Bay Road (Route 1A)

Monday 8:45-9:45 am – Kate Heckman

Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm – Paul Mahoney

Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am – Paul Mahoney

Saturday 9:00-10:00 am – Kate Heckman

Classical Long Form Classes:

Newbury, MA – Newbury Firefighter’s Memorial Hall, 3 Morgan Avenue

Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm – Chris Himmel

Hamilton, MA – The Community House of Hamilton/Wenham, 284 Bay Road (Route 1A)

Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm – Paul Mahoney

San Feng Natural Style/Wudang Tai Chi:

Newbury, MA – Newbury Firefighter’s Memorial Hall, 3 Morgan Avenue

Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm – Chris Himmel

Tai Chi Arts for Teens:

Newbury, MA – Newbury Firefighter’s Memorial Hall, 3 Morgan Avenue

Teens (ages 12 and up) 

Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm – Chris Himmel

Special Classes:

Amesbury, MA – Sparhawk High School, 196 Main Street

Special Classes to be announced:

Tai Chi Saber

Tai Chi Sword

Tai Chi Wooden Ball Form

Xingyiquan 5 Elements

Please contact us for more information and prices: marna@greatbaytaichi.com

978 360-4813

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Class Descriptions

 

Yang Style Short Form (Tai Chi for Health)

The healing benefits of Tai Chi have been reputed for hundreds of years by people practicing this ancient martial exercise. Practitioners have described curing themselves of many different ailments and improving their overall health. Tai Chi for Health is a very gentle and relaxing class designed to reduce stress and improve balance and concentration, while promoting a feeling of well-being.

Students learn the Yang style Short Form (24 form) also known as the simplified form, as well as the complimentary healing Qigong (Chi Kung) exercises. This class is excellent for people trying Tai Chi for the first time.

  Classical Yang Style Long Form

 

The Tai Chi Long Form is a more in depth study of Tai Chi. Having the same healing benefits of Short Form, this class introduces the theory of this amazing and soft martial art. Although somewhat more of a physical challenge than the Short Form, this form can be practiced by people of all ages. The complimentary health and martial Qigong is also practiced in this class.

Wudang Tai Chi

Great Bay Tai Chi now offers Wudang Tai Chi. This style is a six-hundred-year-old Temple Style that incorporates the three internal styles of Tai Chi, two of which are Xing Yi and Bagua. Baguazhang 8 Wood Stake will be taught in October 2013 as a beginner level course. Baguazhang is the first in a series of 3 courses to be followed by Xingyiquan 5 Elements taught in Winter 2014 to then be followed by the first half of Master Shan’s Wudang Tai Chi Form in Spring 2014. Basic Baguazhang exercises will help students to perform and understand Wudang Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Push Hands

 

This class is a good complement to the Long Form class. The student explores a deeper understanding of the movements of the Long Form by practicing the applications of the form with a partner. Students also develop a better understanding of energy while communicating through sensitivity exercises. With alignment, Qigong, and centering, the students learn Tai Chi as a martial art. (Tai Chi Chuan).

  Chinese Fan Boxing

David Bodoh will teach this short, dynamic and beautiful fan form. The movements are lively and fun. The course will focus on learning the choreography if this is your first time practicing fan.