Our Hwa Yu T’ai Chi classes are continuing through the summer. They run from 7:30 – 8:30pm on Mondays at 801 E. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa. We welcome new students.
Here are some of the T’ai Chi exercises we are practicing this summer.
Summer Class Schedule
July 23rd – Class
July 30th – Class
August 6th – No Class
August 13th – Class
August 20th – Class
August 27th – No Class
I look forward to seeing you Monday!
Are you teaching Hwa Yu T’ai Chi as self defense or as a health/fitness class? I’ve heard a lot about it as a stress relief and mental self-discipline, but I know it is also a martial art form.
I teach both aspects of T’ai Chi Ch’uan – health and self defense – but most people practice T’ai Chi for health, stress relief and mental discipline. You are right that it is a powerful martial art. Learning to do the movements perfectly through slow, fluid, unbroken motion is an important reason why T’ai Chi can be so effective when delivered at full speed and power. I demonstrate the martial arts significance of each movement to students so they understand how to use it in a self defense situation.