Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Ongoing: drop-ins welcome.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm.
Class meets at the Pittsboro Community House, 65 Thompson St. November through March. During this time, class is $60 per month, (missed classes can be made up in any other location, including Saturday Seminars); single class $25.
April through October this class meets at the Black Bamboo Pavilion. During this time, class fees are $15 per class if paid in monthly blocks of 4-5 weeks; $20 for a single class.
This is a traditional form that is suggested for improving balance, focus and meditative aspects. It is taught one posture at a time, at the student's pace, with an intensive focus on fundamentals in movement. Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan is a comprehensive starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.
It is a long empty hand form which the same posture list as the commonly taught Yang style however each posture generally contains a few more movement or applications. The form has 154 postures and, when performed in its entirety, takes 45 minutes or longer to complete one full practice. Students usually learn the form in roughly 2 years but are able to start benefiting from the practice of the form after a month or so, as principles of movement are ingrained.
One time visitors (perhaps you're visiting the area?) are welcome to join any class or seminar. They will be able to experience a small bit of our form and explore our focus on fundamentals, stance work and applications. The single class rate of $20 would apply.
Please contact Lao Ma for any questions regarding class scheduling. [Teacher: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688]