I have studied various martial arts including several Tai Chi forms for the past 30 years. I heard about Dorian’s class from a friend and decided to give it a try. It would be good to have companions to practice with. Given my long history, I didn’t expect to learn much.
I was wrong. Dorian has helped me take my Tai Chi to a much deeper level, enabling me to go beyond mechanical choreography and get closer to the internal heart of the art. What used to be a rote habit of doing form in the morning has become a daily profound exploration of personal growth. Her approach combining form and two-person practice, even with beginners, makes for a rich learning experience and deepens my understanding of Tai Chi principles.
I have learned more in the past three years than I did in the previous 30. Now I am even able to take my Tai Chi into daily life, not as a martial art, but as a way to relax and receive what the world has to offer. I thank Dorian for rejuvenating my Tai Chi study and helping make it a central force in my life.
– Stan S.
Yang Style Traditional Full Curriculum Study.
We meet once a month to learn and practice the traditional taijiquan drills:
- solo form,
- the 8 disc method fixed step
- the four hands fixed step with changes
- moving step joint hands operations,
- the Da Lu or Large Rollback and variations,
- the 88 move 2-person sparring set,
- the traditional taiji weapons: (dagger) saber, sword and spear (and halberd)
- and more.
If you are interested in taking your taiji to the next level, contact me about joining our study group or forming one of your own.
This is a great article by my teacher Sam Masich about reasons to enjoy the full traditional curriculum. Full Curriculum
By invitation only. Contact me, if you are interested. New group forming January 2018