Form and Weapons Seminar
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Form and Weapons Seminar

The fourth Saturday seminar is open to any student, beginning or advanced, and has a very open format.  Current students continue work on forms they are currently learning, focusing on new postures and refining movements they already know.  

Visitors and beginning students can get an introduction to taiji fundamentals and various forms taught by Black Bamboo.

This is also a good time for students curious about exploring a weapon or additional empty hand form but are unable to make it to another weekly class.  

Teachers: LaoMa and Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

 

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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Push Hands Class
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Taiji Weapons
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
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Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
29
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
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Push Hands Class
Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Push Hands Class
Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Taiji Weapons
Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
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Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
5
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
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Advanced Student Form Seminar
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Student Form Seminar

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Senior Saturday meets every first Saturday of the month.  Intermediate students are welcomed with open arms.  The focus of the monthly seminar is group practice of the entire form.  This is followed by detailed questions and corrections with LaoMa.  The seminar focus is improving taiji fundamentals and existing postures.  Advancement in principles rather than form progression is the goal of this meeting.

Teachers: LaoMa and Violet Anderson 
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Tai chi workshop
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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Push Hands Class
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Taiji Weapons
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
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Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
12
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
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Beginning Push Hands Seminar
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Push Hands Seminar

The purpose of this interactive workshop is to explore how push-hands (Tuishou) relates to form understanding and enhancement. Tuishou practice teaches many principles, but we will be paying special attention to the principles of ting jin (listening energy) and nian jin (sticking energy).

Taiji players will be introduced to relationships between fundamentals, frame, form, function and fighting through the Combined Four Flowers exercise and various sets of “three-person push,” “two-person drills,” and “Da Lu” exercises.

Any students interested in attending please contact me at laomamanzo@mindspring.com or 919-(919) 542-0688.

Tai chi Push hands workshop
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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Push Hands Class
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Taiji Weapons
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
View Event →
Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
19
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
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Chinese Calligraphy Seminar
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Chinese Calligraphy Seminar

May - October the workshop meets at the Black Bamboo Pavilion
Fee $25

This brush work seminar is designed for both novice beginners and experienced ongoing students. One of the essential 'gentleman's' arts, Chinese calligraphy or brushwork is for both visual artists and martial artists alike.  This discipline allows the student too focus on brush, ink, paper and composition proving a unique approach to sensitivity with both the visual and the physical art.  Visual artists will learn a traditional approach to applying ink to paper through pressure alone.

Martial artists will develop an eye for detail, intense focus, and a high sensitivity for pressure and transmitting energy to external presence.  Learning brushwork is often used as a compliment to weapons work.

Interested students should contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Chinese Calligraphy Shufa
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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Push Hands Class
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

View Event →
aiji Weapons
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

aiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
View Event →
Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Form and Weapons Seminar
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Form and Weapons Seminar

The fourth Saturday seminar is open to any student, beginning or advanced, and has a very open format.  Current students continue work on forms they are currently learning, focusing on new postures and refining movements they already know.  

Visitors and beginning students can get an introduction to taiji fundamentals and various forms taught by Black Bamboo.

This is also a good time for students curious about exploring a weapon or additional empty hand form but are unable to make it to another weekly class.  

Teachers: LaoMa and Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

 

Tai chi workshop
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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
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Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Taiji Weapons
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
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Push Hands Class
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Chinese Calligraphy Seminar
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Chinese Calligraphy Seminar

May - October the workshop meets at the Black Bamboo Pavilion
Fee $25

This brush work seminar is designed for both novice beginners and experienced ongoing students. One of the essential 'gentleman's' arts, Chinese calligraphy or brushwork is for both visual artists and martial artists alike.  This discipline allows the student too focus on brush, ink, paper and composition proving a unique approach to sensitivity with both the visual and the physical art.  Visual artists will learn a traditional approach to applying ink to paper through pressure alone.

Martial artists will develop an eye for detail, intense focus, and a high sensitivity for pressure and transmitting energy to external presence.  Learning brushwork is often used as a compliment to weapons work.

Interested students should contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Chinese Calligraphy Shufa
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
15
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Taiji Weapons
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
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Push Hands Class
Aug
12
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Beginning Push Hands Seminar
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Push Hands Seminar

The purpose of this interactive workshop is to explore how push-hands (Tuishou) relates to form understanding and enhancement. Tuishou practice teaches many principles, but we will be paying special attention to the principles of ting jin (listening energy) and nian jin (sticking energy).

Taiji players will be introduced to relationships between fundamentals, frame, form, function and fighting through the Combined Four Flowers exercise and various sets of “three-person push,” “two-person drills,” and “Da Lu” exercises.

Any students interested in attending please contact me at laomamanzo@mindspring.com or 919-(919) 542-0688.

Tai chi Push hands workshop
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
8
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Taiji Weapons
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

View Event →
Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

Durham Tai chi Classes
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Advanced Student Form Seminar
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Student Form Seminar

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Senior Saturday meets every first Saturday of the month.  Intermediate students are welcomed with open arms.  The focus of the monthly seminar is group practice of the entire form.  This is followed by detailed questions and corrections with LaoMa.  The seminar focus is improving taiji fundamentals and existing postures.  Advancement in principles rather than form progression is the goal of this meeting.

Teachers: LaoMa and Violet Anderson 
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Tai chi workshop
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Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Please contact Violet Anderson or LaoMa for any questions regarding class scheduling.

Teachers: Lao Ma, (919) 542-0688 and Violet Anderson, (919) 923-4464


Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

This class meets in an outdoor pavilion from April to October . During the winter months, this class meets in the Pittsboro community house

Pittsboro Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing
Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

Wudangshan 108 Taijiquan, Beginning and Continuing

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 is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Dorothy Wright
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com
919-542-0688

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

In the Chinese tradition, this pavilion is outdoors and the class meets year round

Bynum Tai chi Classes
View Event →
Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Weapons - Stick and Hooked Cane

This class is geared towards beginning weapons work, learning a stick form and then leading into a hoooked cane form.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Taiji Weapons
Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Taiji Weapons

This class conforms to a student’s interest. A variety of different weapons can be learned and honed during this class. Weapons taught include short stick, hooked cane, sword (jian), knife (dao), fan, tassel sword, bien (emporer’s whip), two person stick, etc.

Taiji weapons forms are used to expand a player's taiji vocabulary, extend their taiji energy and allows them to begin to manipulate objects with taiji principles.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to have started learning a taiji empty hand form and have good base of fundamentals. Students who have not had any previous weapon experienced are also encouraged to learn the stick form first as it’s a good beginner’s weapon.

For a detailed description of this class, click here.

Teacher: Violet Anderson
Please contact Violet Anderson 919-923-4464 or LaoMa 919-542-0688 for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing.

In the Chinese tradition, this is an outdoor pavilion and classes meet year round.

Tai-chi-fan.jpg
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Push Hands Class

This class explores the interactive side of taiji by using drills and technique practice. It’s an non-combative environment which works with the individual player at the level where they are. A great way to advance your understanding of function and to test your principles and technique.

tai chi push hands durahm

For a more detailed description, click here.

Teacher: Lao Ma; Senior Student: Violet Anderson
Please contact LaoMa for more information.
blackbamboopavilion@gmail.com

Ongoing. Magic Tortoise students, drop-ins welcome. Other taiji students please contact Lao Ma before attending.

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