Tai Chi is an amazing way to improve your health, balance, strength, energy and ward off illness and is used by millions worldwide.  This safe pleasant form of exercises is full of countless benefits.

Why not learn more about this ancient art from international gold medalist and recognized Master Instructor Scott Jensen.

 

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Tai Chi Master Scott Jensen performing Yang Style Tai Chi

 

Harvard Medical School Highly Recommends Tai Chi

“This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.”

-Harvard Health Publications

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Order a copy of Scott Jensen’s Tai Chi Chuan DVD.  It is the perfect reference for learning the Tai Chi Yang Family Style Long Form.

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Why Study Tai Chi Chuan with Sifu Jensen?

scott-jensen“With over thirty years of research I have acquried a clear understanding of the art of Tai Chi Chuan. I have used the art of
Tai Chi to recover from severe injuries. I’ve refined my teaching methods by helping thousands of people improve their health.
In addition, I have studied with some of the most famous teachers in the world and won important Tai Chi competitions.”

A traditional and complete curriculum of Tai Chi includes the following:

• Stretching Exercises – Build range of motion and tendon strength.
• Posture Holding – Standing motionless, holding a pose, to develop strength and Qi.
• Technique Drills – Practice sequences of short sections of individual moves.
• Tai Chi Hand Form – This is the slow motion, dance like sequence, that most students focus on.
• Tai Chi Sword and other weapons – Most styles of Tai Chi contain a sword form, a few have a complete selection of traditional weapons forms.

Tai Chi Sword

Learn Tai chi Sword and Push Hands in San Rafael

The Tai Chi sword is a beautiful sequence of Tai Chi movements performed while holding a sword.

Originally, Tai Chi sword was a way of learning and practicing the movements required for fencing. Since sword fighting isn’t so common these days, we practice for pleasure and exercise.

The Tai Chi sword (or jian in Chinese) is a straight double edged sword. This classical weapon signified social status and command. The sword was favored by Taoist priests and priestesses, as well as scholars, for self protection.

The postures are both beautiful to watch, and to perform.

For Tai Chi students who have already completed the Tai Chi form learning Tai Chi sword is an excellent way to advance their skills. Tai Chi sword is the next level up from the Tai Chi form. It is a bit more difficult. After all, you’re holding a sword, and that requires both more strength and better balance. In addition, this form has more Crane stances and a few other moves that require balance. Those are often the most fun moves too!

Many Tai Chi sword forms are quite simple. Some are really just empty hand techniques from the Tai Chi form done using a sword in your hand. These styles of Tai Chi Sword forms are more like Qi Gong than a traditional Chinese martial arts sword routine. But they are easy to learn and provide good exercise.

The Tai Chi sword form you’ll learn in our class is from the Chen Pan Ling lineage of Tai Chi Chuan. Chen Pan Ling was famous as the most knowledgeable person in Taiwan regarding the internal martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang.

This form contains one beautiful traditional Chinese sword technique after another and is performed smoothly and fluidly like Tai Chi. It is about 44 moves long and there are few repeated postures making it interesting and diverse to practice.

This is the most beautiful Tai Chi sword form I have learned and I really enjoy practicing and sharing it!

Start today! You’ll love it!

STUDY TAI CHI WITH SIFU JENSEN

  • Tai Chi Push Hands or Tui Shou Class – Tai Chi’s Partner Exercise

    $128.00
  • Tai Chi Sword Class – Beauty, Blade, and Balance – A Rare Art!

    $128.00