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Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Blaquesmith » 14 Oct 2014, 00:57

I wonder... Is there any place in Taipei (preferrably in Da'an) where one can learn Tai Chi from an english-speaking teacher? I tried it years ago, and I loved it. We did some TaiChi-Qigong and just a hint of combat (which I'd like to try more seriously, too). I'd really like to jump back in, and when my daughter's older, get her into classes too. It's perfect to deal with stress.
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Quarante » 18 Jun 2016, 15:04

Hello All, bumping this post to get an up to date answer on where to find Taichi class (preferably in English) in Taipei (ideally on L1, North East > Dahu/Neihu)
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Blaquesmith » 22 Jun 2016, 07:49

Good luck, I still haven't found it. Not that I have much time to make use of them anymore.
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Quarante » 02 Jul 2016, 21:38

I found both Taiji and Qigong class via Meetup (an events management website) :-)
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Blaquesmith » 07 Jul 2016, 11:08

More information on that, please?
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby HenHaoChi » 07 Jul 2016, 11:11

Is there a FB group for Tai Chi Taipei? If there wasn't, I'd start one if I was in your position.

In Danshui they have regular TaiChi and sword forms at night. Not sure of the exact day, but it's a weeknight at 7ish. If anyone is interested, I will bump this thread next time I see them...

EDIT: You're in Da'an, probably too far away...
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Blaquesmith » 07 Jul 2016, 13:06

I live in Songshan now. In any case, I don't want to just be there and copy the movements, I want an actual teacher who will explain things to me, like I had when I practiced it for a couple of months. It's always good if someone tells you what muscles do you have to feel when you do an exercise, and the kinds of sensations you should be aware of.
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby HenHaoChi » 07 Jul 2016, 20:00

This is true. While you are searching, BK Frantzis has some good videos on youtube, going deep into the techniques. I trained with him and his students occasionally. Vids are no substitute for a real live teacher, but better than nothing.
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby Blaquesmith » 10 Jul 2016, 15:23

Sadly, videos won't do it for me. I need interaction.
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Re: Tai Chi classes in Taipei (in english?)

Postby HenHaoChi » 11 Jul 2016, 06:22

I forgot, there was an American on this board, name of K Peterson or something, he taught Tai Chi and Bagua. It might've been in Da'an park.

I think he posted this thread, but it's now been retired:
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 8&t=144123

What style did you want to learn, out of interest? I learnt Wu style when I was young, but I'd prefer to learn Chen, but that is hard to find in TW. I like reading about Sun Lu Tang. I also did marriage of Heaven and Earth Chi Kung. These days I prefer standing or Hindu Pushups.

Off topic, but I find 40 minutes in a hot spring relaxes me as much as 2 hours of TaiChi. I have taken to going to XinBeitou most weekends. They have private springs for 150TWD, 300TWD for 2.
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