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Our Tai Chi class is always peaceful and meditative. Various classes are offered in Washington DC area.


WEDNESDAY evenings (Main classes)

At Lakewood Elementary School in Rockville.
2534 Lindley Terrace, Rockville, MD 20850
(Off Wootton Parkway.)

Instructor: Joanne Chang (senior teacher of Wu Wei Tai Chi School)

* 7:00pm to 8:30pm --- Fundamental class.
For beginners and continuing students.
Studying Cheng Man-ching style traditional Tai Chi solo form.

* 8:30pm to 10:00pm --- Development class.
For continuing students.
Studying Tai Chi Posture Corrections, Applications, Push-Hands, and Sword Form.

Fee: $330 for a 6-month membership, one 90-minute class per week.
  Or, $20 per visit. On-going classes year round and new students are welcome anytime.

For more information or to attend a free trial class please contact Joanne Chang at joanne@wuweitaichi.com


A standing meditation to relax overly used arms
A standing meditation for relaxing arms and shoulders.


THURSDAY evenings (Main classes)

At Garrett Park Elementary School
4810 Oxford St, Kensington, MD 20895
(near Strathmore Music Center)

Instructor: Joanne Chang & Charles Votaw (Senior Teachers of Wu Wei Tai Chi School)

* 7:00pm to 8:30pm --- Fundamental class.
For beginners and continuing students.
Studying Cheng Man-ching style traditional Tai Chi solo form.

Fee: $180 for a 3-month membership (12 Classes), one 90-minute class per week.
  Or, $20 per visit.

Information about private lessons is available upon request.

For more information or to attend a free trial class please contact Joanne Chang at joanne@wuweitaichi.com

Takoma Park Tai Chi class
Our founder David Chen gave student detail form correction

SATURDAY mornings (open-practice)

At David C. Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court,
Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, MD.

Tai Chi friends and WuWei Tai Chi Club students are encouraged to attend.

* 10:00am to 12:00pm ---
Free Open practice of Solo Form, Sensing-hands (Push-hands), and Tai Chi sword. All styles and levels are welcome.

We meet all year round; rain or shine; hot or cold.


Saturday Morning Tai Chi in the Park
   Tai Chi Court: a peaceful place for people to gather and practice Tai Chi Chuan.

SUNDAY afternoons

At Briggs Chaney Middle School
By Deh-Ming Chinese School Tai Chi Club
1901 Rainbow Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20905

2:00pm to 4:00pm --- Refining Cheng Man-ching Style Tai Chi hand form and sword form.

Please contact Joanne Chang at Joanne@wuweitaichi.com

A Sunday Chinese School class
A Sunday Chinese School class
EVENTS

May 19, 2018
Taiwan/USA Tai Chi Cultural Exchange

The David Chen Foundation is pleased to announce a Tai Chi Cultural Exchange at the Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Park ( Has Moved To Lakewood Elementary School, 2534 Lindley Terr., Rockville, MD 20850 ) on May 19 th  from 10-6PM. The event will include a Picnic; and form demonstrations, discussion of Tai Chi theory and push hands practice. Best of all, we will be joined by a team of 36 teachers, coaches and top students visiting from Taiwan. The team is made up of leaders from different schools from all over Taiwan and includes several champions in Push-hands competition.  They will share Traditional Taiwan Training method and demonstrate 6 pushing hands drills.  This is a very rare opportunity to share, learn and contrast your understanding with top players from Taiwan. The event is free, don’t miss it!

Where:
Has Moved To
Lakewood Elementary School
2534 Lindley Terr.
Rockville, MD 20850

When:
May 19, 2018
10 AM to 6 PM

Cost:
Please bring a dish or contribute $10 the cost of food.

The David Chen Foundation is committed to offering this type of event to help grow and improve the Tai Chi Community. This event is free to the public but it does involve a considerable cost to produce. Please help us serve the community with a tax deductible donation to:

The David Chen Foundation
P.O. Box 184
Garrett Park, MD 20896

For more information contact Joanne Chang at joanne@wuweitaichi.com


May 20, 2018
Taiwan/USA Tai Chi Cultural Exchange Workshop

This event is a follow-up to our Saturday park event for those that want to go deeper into the Tai Chi training. We will have hands on training with instruction from several senior teachers from Taiwan along with practice with their top students. This is a rare opportunity to practice with many skilled players. This event will focus on two person drills and push-hands practice. No need to take off work and fly to Taiwan, just join us for the day.

Space for this event is limited, please reserve your spot early. Cost for the event is only $85 before 5/14/2018 with preregistration or $110 at the door, if space is available.

Where:
Garrett Park Elementary School
4810 Oxford Street
Kensington, MD 20895

When:
May 20, 2018
9 AM to 5 PM (6 Hours trainings)

To Register:
Please contact Joanne at joanne@wuweitaichi.com


May 26 & 27, 2018
Tai Chi Principles and Push-Hands Workshop with Coach Wu Rong-Huei from Taipei, Taiwan

Wu R.H. will be offering a Tai Chi workshop as a follow-up to the Taiwan/USA Exchange. Coach Wu holds a Master degree in Physical Education with special emphasis on Tai Chi Chuan. He has won over 20 gold medals in international competition. He was also the reigning push-hands champion in Taiwan for over ten years. In addition to running his own large school in Taiwan, Mr. Wu is the head of several Tai Chi organizations that represent many schools and teachers in Taiwan. He gives workshops in China, Europe and North and South America.

This workshop will explore the importance of maintaining the Tai Chi principles in Push-hands and Sanshou practice. Special training in Fajin power and how to use softness to overcome hardness. The training will include various two person drills, Master Soong’s 12 Stretching Exercises (designed to open and strengthen the joints), and proper form structure so one can have great strength while remaining relaxed as explained in the Tai Chi classics. Participants will also learn the famous loosening exercises created by Master Soong and Master Huang Sheng Shyan to promote the development of internal energy.

Where:
Garrett Park Town Hall
10814 Kenilworth Ave
Garrett Park, MD 20896

When:
Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cost:
One day, 6 hour workshop -- $160
Two days, 12 hour workshop -- $270

Individual 3-hour segments may be purchased for $90 each.

Space is limited and Pre-registration is required.

For registration, private lessons, directions, and more information,
please contact Joanne at joanne@wuweitaichi.com


June 23, 2018
The Greater Washington Area Summer Sensing-Hands Get-Together
At David C. Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Regional Park.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2 to 6pm
7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, MD.

No Charge
Rain or Shine

Contact Joanne Chang at Joanne@wuweitaichi.com


A New Tai Chi Court is being built in Redding, California ---

Inspired by the David C Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court in Maryland, a California Tai Chi group has completed the final approval stage to build a new Tai Chi Court in Redding, CA. The "Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden" will be located next to the Sundial Bridge - a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River. This is such a beautiful project. If you can spare $20 or $100 or $500, please show your generosity and make a tax deductible contribution to this wonderful project. If you ever needed an excuse to visit beautiful northern California or pay less taxes, this is it.

To donate directly please send a check to:
"Shasta County Arts Council" and in the memo line please write:"Tai Chi Garden Project".
Redding Tai Chi
144 Hartnell Ave
Redding, CA 96002

More details about the project are on Facebook including how to donate (search for "Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project"). You can also go to the website: http://www.reddingtaichi.com/tai-chi-meditation-garden


Monthly Tai Chi Events Bulletin
 

Click here to see push-hands video clip of David and a friend ---
 

Senior students exchanging their sensing skills at Push-hands class.
 

**** New events to be updated periodically ****