I have a short News Brief in the East Michigan/North Metro Edition of Natural Awakenings Magazine April Edition. It is announcing that I am beginning to have in-person classes, again, at the VFW Park in Royal Oak due to warmer weather. They will be on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings and tentative times are 5:30pm and 10:30am, respectively. Because the weather is still unpredictable, I will nail down the place/time earlier in the day for Tuesday’s class and by Friday afternoon for Saturday morning class.
Here is a link to the article/website of this News Brief for more information, Tai Chi Chuan Classes Resume in Royal Oak (mhlas.com).
I’ve started teaching at the VFW Park in Royal Oak which is located at the corner of Campbell and Lincoln. Parking is at the Salter Center, right across the street. Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm and Saturday’s 10-11am (9:30-10am for advanced).
I am still teaching through Zoom during the week.
Following are my updated hours/location:
Mondays: Zoom 9:30-10:30am & 6-7pm
Tuesdays: VFW Park 6-7pm
Wednesdays: Zoom 9:30-10:30am & 6-7pm
Thursdays: Zoom 9:30-10:30am & 6-7pm
Saturdays: VFW Park 9:30-10am (advanced) & 10-11am (all students)
If you are not familiar with Zoom, you will need to download the app before class. My evening classes are sporadic, so send me a text if you intend to attend then I can email your Zoom invite.
And it is official, I will no longer be teaching at the Evergreen and 12 Mile location any longer. The dojo has closed and will most likely be moving to a new location TBD.
I have a couple of updates.
First, there will be no Zoom class this coming Saturday, July 4th.
Second, I have found a park where we can meet In-Person, outside, with lots of room between everyone for those concerned. It is the VFW Park in Royal Oak at the NW corner of Lincoln and Campbell. Parking will be in the Salter Center parking lot which is just across the street. There are a lot of trees for shade and a pavilion if it rains…that is, if no one has rented it while we are there. Make sure you have gone to the bathroom before you come….this sucks, I know. If there are bathrooms, I’m sure they will be locked.
I think I will be holding 2-3 classes at the park, depending on the response from my students. One of these days will be Saturday morning, the other days will be during the week. Some of the Zoom classes will continue, since a few of my students have grown to like them and are spoiled…you know who you are. 😉
I will keep you up-to-date on the decision as to when these park classes will be held.
Until next time,
As of today, March 14, 2020, I will still be conducting Tai Chi classes at the Martial Science Center.
- We will all need to be diligent about washing hands (before and after class) and keeping a healthy distance.
- I will wipe door knobs/handles down with disinfectant wipes before classes.
- If you are sick, please stay home.
If push comes to shove, and it’s best that we all stay home, I will see about Skyping classes, if anybody is interested. My son is a whiz at this sort of thing and will find it fun to help me.
Let’s hope this is all over quickly. Stay healthy and safe.
I just wanted to remind everyone and anyone new that there will be no Tai Chi classes from Saturday, Feb. 1st through Thursday, Feb. 6th. Classes will resume on Saturday, Feb. 8th.
I will be attending a 6-day Yang Family Tai Chi Instructors’ and Directors’ Seminar in Seattle with Master Yang Jun. I’m so excited!
I’ll see you in the next class!
There will be no tai chi classes Tuesday/Wednesday, December 24-25, 2019 nor Tuesday/Wednesday, December 31, 2019-January 1, 2020.
I will, also, be taking 5 days off at the end of January and beginning of February as I will be in Seattle attending the Yang Family Director and Instructor Seminar. I’m so excited! I will be leaving Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2020, which means I’ll be able to teach Thursday morning. I will return the following Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2020, with not enough time to teach that morning. To reiterate the cancelled classes: no classes from Feb. 1-6 (Saturday-Thursday), 2020. Classes will resume Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.
I’m happy to announce that I will be adding a Monday night class, from 6-7pm, starting April 1, 2019. In addition, I will be adding an extra 30 minutes to most of the classes for ‘intermediate’ students. I will be adding 30 minutes to the Tuesday (7-7:30), Wednesday (7:30-8pm), and Thursday/Saturday (11-11:30am) classes. No extra 30 minutes on the Monday night class. ‘Intermediate’ students will be defined as those who have finished the first section of the form.
The additional Monday night class is due to previous requests and an opening in my schedule. The extra 1/2 hour is due to the extra amount of time it takes to teach new/newer students. I want to make sure that I am giving my students, that have been with me for awhile, the proper amount of attention. This extra 1/2 hour is there if anyone wants it. If everyone feels they’ve absorbed what they could in their given hour, then awesome, there is no need to stay that extra 30 minutes. It’s just there if you like.
Happy Tai Chi’ing!
Master Yang Jun will be teaching a series of seminars this
year for students of all levels. They will be held Saturday, August 31 through
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at The Jack & Patti Salter Community Center,
1545 East Lincoln, Royal Oak, MI. He will be teaching the following:
- Traditional Hand Form: Sat/Sun, Aug 31-Sep 1
- 67 Sword Form: Mon/Tue, Sep 2-3
- Push Hands: Wed, Sep 4
In addition, there will be a “Dinner with Master Yang Jun”,
Saturday, August 31 at 6pm at Sakura Restaurant, 3635 Rochester Rd, Rochester,
Grandmaster Yang Jun is the 5th generation lineage holder of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. He has trained since the age of 5 with his grandfather, Grandmaster Yang Zhenduo, and is the great grandson of the famous Master Yang Chengfu. He is now the family successor and standard-bearer of the rich heritage of Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. “This seminar offers everyone interested in the art of Tai Chi Chuan an opportunity to meet and learn from one of the world’s foremost authorities on Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.”
For more information and fees visit www.michigantaichi.com
Click on Seminars/Events.
Hello all! I am announcing the annual World Tai Chi Day 2019. It is being held by the Michigan Tai Chi Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10am-12pm at Keller Elementary School, 1505 N. Campbell, Royal Oak, MI. At this event, you will see the following performed, plus or minus what Han wants to be included, or not. There will most definitely be the Yang Family Tai Chi 103 form, Yang Family sword, saber, push hands and the two-person form. There, also, may be fan, short staff, long staff, two-person staff, long pole, some Chen forms (empty and/or weapons) plus whatever Han deems fitting. Hopefully, she will perform this year!
And as usual, she always ends with an audience participation exercise.
I hope to see some of you there.
From the T’ai Chi Classics, “Followers of T’ai Chi believed that people should discipline themselves to be spiritual, healthy, kind, and intelligent; to be responsible for assisting others to reach the same levels of achievement; to enjoy the truth; to fight fearlessly against immorality and injustice; and to protect the needy and the weak. It was with these goals in mind that the martial art aspect of T’ai Chi came to be developed and emphasized.” Waysun Liao
When I read this, I just felt it had to be shared. We need this today. Before telling others what they need to do, take responsibility for your own actions. Do not virtue signal, lead by example. Do as I do, not as I say.