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Yah Jue Music TaiChi Class  

The Music TaiChi Class of the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC) was founded in 1997 by Master Yee-Tak Fung. Classes have been held every Saturday, 1-4 pm at the Center for more than 20 years.

TaiChi has unique effects of increasing "exercise for the body" and "focus for the mind." Learning TaiChi can add fun to people's leisure time, while also help relieve stress and strengthen body. As a sport suitable for both young and old, TaiChi has become increasingly popular.

The Music TaiChi Class is currently instructed by Dr. Phoenix Liu. The class focuses mainly on Yang Style TaiChi. Dr. Liu continues Master Fung's philosophy of focusing on the fundamental trainings in her teaching. Practicing fundamentals strengthens physical conditions and stabilizes TaiChi stances--an indispensable method of developing the ability to quickly grasp forms. 

Detailed Music TaiChi Class Schedule is as follows:

  1. 1:00 - 1:30 pm: Focus on warm-ups, stretching and Qigong, with additional imparting of meridian and health knowledge. The goal is for all parts of the body to be exercised.
  2. 1:30 - 2:00 pm: Individual Movement Practice (breaking down the form, explanation of the techniques, and repeated practice of individual TaiChi form movements)
  3. 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Practice Yang Style 24 movements and choreographed music TaiChi forms.
  4. 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Advanced class practice of Yang Style 48 movements, TaiChi Sword 32 and 42 forms and Wudang TaiChi sword.

Every year, the Music TaiChi Class performs at CCACC's Annual Meeting and Spring Festival celebration at Lakeforest Mall. The class also makes appearances in Jue Tao Center's annual New Year's performances and June graduation parties. Each time, in the weeks leading up to a performance, classes become intensive training sessions. Students are usually excited and serious about participating.

Practicing TaiChi requires calm mind and spirit, which can lead the practitioner into a focused yet relaxed state of mind. TaiChi also requires coordinated physical movements that go with the natural flow. Hence practicing TaiChi is also exercising the center of the meridian system, thereby strengthening one's sense of balance.

TaiChi is a moderate, full-body athletic sport. The body and limbs are naturally stretched through practice. As muscles relax, blood vessels will expand to promote blood and lymph circulation, which in turn strengthens the functions of the internal organs and the immune system.

If interested in Music TaiChi, please contact Ms. Hope Fung at 301-602-5512. Our hope is that TaiChi, as a "valuable remedy", may benefit greater number of people!