Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Form and Weapons Seminar
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Form and Weapons Seminar

A seminar with an more open format, the fourth Saturday seminar is open to any student, beginning or advanced.  Current students will work on forms they are currently learning.  This is also a good time for students curious in exploring a weapon or empty hand form but are unable to make it to another weekly class.  

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

 

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Push Hands Class
Feb
25
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Advanced Student Form Seminar
Mar
2
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 group focus is improving taiji fundamentals and existing postures.  Advancement in principles rather than form progression is the goal of this meeting.

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

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Tai chi workshop
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Push Hands Class
Mar
4
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Beginning Push Hands Seminar
Mar
9
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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Push Hands Class
Mar
11
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
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Chinese Calligraphy Seminar
Mar
16
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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Push Hands Class
Mar
18
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Form and Weapons Seminar
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Form and Weapons Seminar

A seminar with an more open format, the fourth Saturday seminar is open to any student, beginning or advanced.  Current students will work on forms they are currently learning.  This is also a good time for students curious in exploring a weapon or empty hand form but are unable to make it to another weekly class.  

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

 

Tai chi workshop
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Push Hands Class
Mar
25
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Apr
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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Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Advanced Student Form Seminar
Apr
6
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 group focus is improving taiji fundamentals and existing postures.  Advancement in principles rather than form progression is the goal of this meeting.

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

Ongoing.

Drop-ins welcome.

Tai chi workshop
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Apr
8
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Beginning Push Hands Seminar
Apr
13
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
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Apr
15
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Chinese Calligraphy Seminar
Apr
20
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
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Apr
22
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 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Wudangshan 108 Tajiquan, Liehubafa, and Tangquan

This class is for beginning and continuing students who are interested in learning any of the three empty hand forms. The teacher works individually with each student at their level.

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.

Chapel Hill Tai Chi Classes
View Event →
Form and Weapons Seminar
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Form and Weapons Seminar

A seminar with an more open format, the fourth Saturday seminar is open to any student, beginning or advanced.  Current students will work on forms they are currently learning.  This is also a good time for students curious in exploring a weapon or empty hand form but are unable to make it to another weekly class.  

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

 

Tai chi workshop
View Event →
Push Hands Class
Apr
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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Chinese New Year Potluck
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Chinese New Year Potluck

Earth Pig Taiji party

Black Bamboo Pavilion Taijiquan School

and

Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School (40th anniversary!)

co-host the

2019 Chinese New Year

Taiji Family Potluck

Year of the Earth (Yellow) Pig, 4716

Extraordinary Ventures

200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill

(www.extraordinaryventures.org)

 

Demonstrations, door prizes, and other festive surprises!  Fun for all ages! Bring friends, family, and a LABELED potluck dish

with serving utensil to share.

$4 donation, children 12 & under: free.

 Directions:

 From I-40 east:  Take exit 270 for US-15/US-501 toward Chapel Hill/Durham (turn left at top of ramp).  After four lights, take left fork onto Fordham Blvd/U.S. 15-501 bypass (right at fork is Franklin Street). Turn right at second light onto S. Elliott Rd.  Extraordinary Ventures is on the left just before State Employees Credit Union.
From Chapel Hill:  From the center of town heading east on E. Franklin, turn right onto S. Elliott Rd (Whole Foods is at this intersection).  Extraordinary Ventures is on the right 0.1 mile from the intersection, just beyond the State Employees Credit Union.

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