Tai-chi-Chuan School
Tai-chi-Chuan School

Tai-chi-Chuan School

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Mr. Klein was a zoologist for 20 years studying the movements and behavior of hundreds of species of wild animals. Tai-chi is based on the movements of animals, so Mr. Klein has first hand experience with the source of Tai-chi in the natural world. He also teaches all aspects of Tai-chi including chi-gung, forms, push hands, sparring and healing. He was certified to teach Tai-chi-Chuan in 1975 by Grandmaster William C. C. Chen and has taught thousands of students around the country and, through his instructional dvds, around the world. He is the author of two books on Tai-chi, "Movements of Magic" and "Movements of Power", which have introduced thousands of people to this ancient healing and exercise system. Our school is surrounded by beautiful gardens and goldfish pond to resemble a Taoist temple in China, where Tai-chi originally developed. I like seeing peoples' lives being transformed by their training so they become more effective and happier and are able to eliminate deep seated tensions. Students gain a better relationship between mind and body and are calmer. He is also a Pilates teacher with a full, classical Pilates studio, teaching one-on-one and semi-private classes.
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Glenda l.
Mar 23, 2018
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I have been studying Tai-Chi-Chuan here for approximately 4 years and started here on the recommendation of my doctor. My teacher, Bob Klein, is incredibly knowledgeable, but humble, patient and kind. He doesn't just teach what the movements of the form look like, he teaches all the inner mechanics which are what make it so beneficial to one's health and the way one feels. It also is what makes it so much fun and interesting. I always say I don't know which it helps more, my body or my brain! He teaches Qigong along with the Tai Chi, in preparation for the movements. He not only teaches you the health benefits of Tai Chi but the martial art aspects of it as well. There are classes for self defence and push hands as well. I noticed after studying with Bob for a while that I was able to apply the movements that I learned in class to the ways I moved in daily life (which has put a lot less strain on my joints) and the philosophies we learned in class that are part of Tai Chi Chuan have helped to reduce stress and to put things in better perspective. When I leave class, my mind is cleared, breathing is slower and if I came in stressed, I leave calm. I feel gratitude for each class. What is so nice about these classes is that one is never made to feel silly or embarrassed no matter how uncoordinated you feel (and believe me, I was very uncoordinated when I first started). He just wants you to learn it so you can get the same benefits and joy that he does from it and he will work with you in whatever way you need to achieve that. Bob encourages questions and never treats any question as silly. He is always happy to patiently go over whatever you need him to. I always come out of class learning something new. If I were to say I really loved going to class or that it has helped me enormously, it would be an understatement. It has literally changed my life. I had a serious accident approximately 3 1/2 years ago seriously injuring my back, ribs and elbow which required surgery. I felt like I could never be the same active person that I had always been. This was just a few months after I had started studying with Bob. I was not able to return to class for 6 months, but fortunately I had his DVD's to work with. As soon as I got out of the hospital I practiced my qigong and form using his DVD's . I was told I would need back surgery (but didn't have it) and that I could never open my arm fully again. I returned to class as soon as I was able to and could drive. I take several classes a week with Bob and practice at home. With class and practice, I cannot believe how good my back feels and I shocked my surgeon by being able to fully open my arm. I can be myself again. In the process I have also come a long way in my understanding of Tai chi. I think this school is unique in the amount of attention each person receives in class, the depth of Bob's knowledge, and the amount of attention to details he provides. It makes all the difference in the way one does the form. Most importantly, Bob and his wife, Jean, who is also certified to teach, and quite often gives us the benefit of her presence in the class as well, create a wonderful environment to learn in, one in which no one ever feels judged. Thank you Bob!

Details: Recreation • Adult • Intermediate • I travel to the tai chi instructor

Private Tai Chi Instruction
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Laura K.
Aug 29, 2018
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Details: Recreational • Adult • No experience • I am looking to learn tai chi • I travel to the tai chi instructor

Private Tai Chi Instruction
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Elvira O.
Mar 23, 2018
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Details: Recreation • Adult • Intermediate • I travel to the tai chi instructor

Private Tai Chi Instruction
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