I teach out of my home in Gales Ferry (Ledyard). It's set up with a workout room attached to the house. I keep my numbers small, 20 or less people. I'm not a commercial school. No contracts, no belts and I don't teach little children. Adults only and the average class is about 6 to 8 people.
I teach two styles of Taiji, Yang and Sun family. Yang style is taught first. A typical class begins with warm-up exercises, footwork, fundamental skills and depending on the day…either concentration on learning the form itself, weapons work or push hands and partner drills.
Tai Chi CLASS SCHEDULE (Gales Ferry)
As of April 2013
Mondays 6:30 - 8:30pm Tai Chi Chuan (primary group)
Tuesday Mornings 9am - 10:30am
(Drop in rate only)
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm Tai Chi Chuan (primary group)
Friday Beginners class
ON Hold >>>>>>
Saturday Private Lessons (by Appointment only)
* Empty Hands: Yang Style (Gu Ru Zhang) school of taijiquan & Traditional Sun Style form
* Weapons: Tai Yu Gim (Straight Sword), Tai Chi (Sabre) Broadsword.
* Tui Sao (Push Hands) and Chin Na (Grabbing and holding/locking, also loosely referred to as 'joint locking'.
Above, a Demo for World Tai Chi Day....
(skip to 40 sec mark)
Sun Style done at a faster pace than I'd normally do it. I've learned to speed up demo's at certain times. Especially If you're the last guy to perform. I know when I'm the spectator, I appreciate a little brevity.
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* Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
(8) 2hr classes
* Tuesday Morning Class
9am - 10:30am
(4) 1.5hr classes
$15 Drop In Rate Only
* Friday Beginners Class
Monthly rate: $100.00
Or as an incentive: pay in 3-month blocks $240.00 (which is $80.00 per month)
Or some people prefer the Drop in rate: ($15/class)