Classes are held at
Rock Spring Church
5010 Little Falls Road
Arlington, Virginia USA

Our school has taught the Yang family-style short form as developed by Grand Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing to beginners and advanced students at this same location in Arlington, VA since 1978.

During this time, we’ve helped thousands of people experience the restorative, relaxing, and spiritual powers gained through regular practice of this ancient Chinese exercise.

We offer a comprehensive series of classes for beginning and advanced students. The full tai chi form can be learned in the beginning form courses (approximately 30 one-hour classes), usually divided into thirds that we refer to as B1, B2, and B3.

New Beginner Class (B1) starts Monday, April 10th at 6:30-7:30 pm

Your first class is FREE: You may take the first class of B1 as a free introduction - and decide at the end of the class whether you want to sign up for the course. The first class will include a demonstration of the first third of the tai chi form, a class in which you will learn the opening moves, and a question and answer period. No preregistration is required. If you can't come to the first class, you may attend the second class and decide at the end of class if you want to join the course.

What you’ll learn in the Beginner’s Class: In this course, you will learn the first third of the beginning tai chi form up to a posture called “cross hands.” You will be introduced to basic principles including correct placement of the feet, alignment of the knees and hips, a straight and relaxed spine, and above all complete relaxation of your body. It is this relaxation that allows the qi (chi, vital internal energy) to flow freely in your body, bringing a pleasant sense of well being, and pointing you in the direction of good health.

Cost: $175 per semester. Payment is by semester, not by the class.
No pre-registration is required: You may register when you come to the Free Introduction or one of the first classes.
What to Wear: We recommend wearing flat shoes and comfortable clothing. We sell cloth-soled Tai Chi slippers for $10 a pair, most sizes available.

Tai Chi for Health and Healing, starts Monday, Jan 9th at 7:00-7:30 pm

Tai chi for health and healing is designed for people recovering from an accident or illness or living with a disability who can’t or choose not to learn the form. It consists of 8 simple exercises Grand Master Cheng Man-Ch’ing drew from the tai chi form. It thus delivers all the health benefits of the principles of tai chi. Each exercise is a bite-sized set of movements that are easy to remember and can be repeated as many times as you wish. This class is also ideal for people who need a “drop in” format because of their schedule. If you’re taking one of our classes, this class is included at no extra cost.

Cost: $75 per semester (included for anyone taking one of our other classes). Payment is by semester, not by class.
No pre-registration is required: You may register when you come to the Free Introduction or one of the first classes.
What to Wear: We recommend wearing flat shoes and comfortable clothing. We sell cloth-soled Tai Chi slippers for $10 a pair, most sizes available.