Business-News No. 2
Instructor Background (Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi)
Instructor Chen & Students at Tao of Peace 2008
With Shao Chen
Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi Classes now forming!!!
_ Traditional Slow Fist Forms
_ Traditional Sword Forms (Heaven & Earth set)
_ Traditional Push-hands Routines
_ Traditional Push-hands Applications
_ Foundational & Advanced Exercises
_ Theories and Classical Poems Study

Class Outline (Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi)
Typical 75 Minute Class
_ 15 minutes of Warm Ups
_ 30 minutes of Forms
_ 15 minutes of Push-Hand Routines / Applications
_ 15 minutes of Review / Q&A / Free Time


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Classes now forming to be scheduled for Saturday's from 12:45 pm - 2 pm.
Please contact us to register as soon as possible (minimum of 10 participants)

About Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi (Tai Ji) means the harmony of Yin-Yang. The Taoist named San Feng Zhang (1247~1458) is credited as the originator of the Tai Chi martial art system, although solid evidence as been shrouded in the mists of time. The modern history of Tai Chi however, can be traced to the Chen village in Wen county, Henan province of China circa 1700.

Back then, the art of Tai Chi was only taught in the Chen village exclusively, until the rule was broken for an outsider named Lu Chan Yang (1799~1872), who became a legendary Tai Chi master of the time. Quan You Wu (1834~1902), one of the few disciples of Lu Chan Yang, learned and mastered the essence of the art. Quan You Wu taught the art of Tai Chi to his son Jian Quan Wu (1870~1942) since early childhood.  After dozens of years and hard practice, Jian Quan Wu finalized and originated Wu Style Tai Chi in early 1900. Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi stresses yielding and continuous flow. Its smaller framework and various push-hand routines are some of the characteristics of the style. There are 3 main branches of the style in China because of differences in lineage. They are: Shanghai branch, Hong Kong branch and Northern branch.

Although there are so many styles of Tai Chi, they all share and follow the same theories from the classical poems which were mostly authored by San Feng Zhang and Zong Yue Wang. Thus, the classical poems remain true guardians for the learning and practicing of the Tai Chi martial art system

Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi Classes:
- Slow Forms (long set / short set)
- Weaponry Forms (broadsword / sword / spear)
- Fast Forms (the most original Tai Ji Quan forms)
- Traditional Wu Style Push Hand (single-handed / double-handed / the          
   13 patterns
- Self-defense Applications
- Internal Exercises
- Tai Chi Classical Texts / Poems
Instructor's Background:
- 5th generation lineage bearer of Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi (Shanghai Lineage) 
- Achieved 4th Degree in Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi in Shanghai China (issued by Grandmaster Wu, Fu Dong and Shanghai Jian Quan Tai Ji Quan Association since 2005)
- Also learned Zheng's Lineage of Yang style Tai Chi before
- Many years of experience in teaching small group classes and private classes for Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi
- Earned Traditional Chinese Medicine diploma from CTCMPC

Master Shao Chen now runs his classes offsite at his own Ajax studio near Kingston Rd (Hwy 2) and Westney

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