Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a form of exercise based originally on the Chinese Internal martial art of Taijiquan. Tai Chi originated as a form of self-defense but has since evolved into a form of exercise involving gentle exercise, breathing exercises, and moving meditation that can improve physical and mental health. 

Participants in the 6-week program will learn various breathing exercises and other basic Tai Chi principles that provide holistic health benefits. Tai Chi is considered an “internal” martial art, meaning relaxation, correct body structure, and correct breathing are all focused on. Benefits of Tai Chi include improved balance, rehabilitation of injuries, and can help those living with diabetes, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and lung disorders. 

Leading our new Tai Chi program will be Sifu Larry Braniff, who has over 55 years of experience in the martial arts world. He is a certified instructor through the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association at the Master level. As well as certified through the International Sun Tai Chi Association, and holds certifications in Yang and WuHao styles.  

Tai Chi is a journey. A journey starts with the first step. We invite you to join us on this journey! 


Summer 2024 Tai Chi II

Skagit Valley
7/17/24 - 8/21/24

Prerequisite: Completion of Tai Chi 1 or instructor’s permission.

This class is an extension of Tai Chi I. It will include all of the Qigongs and Tai Chi basics of the introductory class. We will start with the first 5 sections of the Sun 98 form, which includes: Commencement, and sections 1-4.Section 5 will be introduced as well as refinement of all previous sections. A deeper understanding of all elements of Taijiquan (Tai Chi) will also be introduced. Upon the conclusion of of this session students should be able to perform the first 6 sections of the Sun 98 long form IE:

Commencement and Sections 1- 5

Class Schedule: July 17 – August 21; Wednesday, at 11AM


Registration Information  

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6/17/24 7/16/24 Online / Front Desk $ 56.00$ 72.80

Available Sessions

07/17/24 - 08/21/24
Tai Chi II - We - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm