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Beginning in September 2023, Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA (CBTA USA) will become a subsidiary of Chen Village Tai Chi (CVT), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Master Bosco Baek prior to the pandemic. We envision a world where the life-enhancing benefits of Tai Chi can be experienced by anyone willing to explore this genuine practice for their well-being.
To realize this vision, Chen Village Tai Chi (CVT) will operate entirely through the generosity of community donations. We humbly accept contributions of any size. Each donation helps us maintain free access to our programs. As a registered non-profit organization, all donations to CVT are tax-exempt. Your invaluable contributions will directly support us in offering all classes free of charge, thus expanding the reach of Tai Chi's restorative powers.
The free courses offered by Chen Village Tai Chi (CVT) will include:
Tai Chi 99: Online Orientation
Tai Chi 100: Fang Song
Tai Chi 101: Stepping, Reeling Silk & Explosive Power
Tai Chi 102: Tai Chi Form Prep: Diamond Pounds Mortar (3 Variations: Original, Backward Step & Leg Reeling versions)
Tai Chi 103: Tai Chi for Longevity: Blue Dragon 8 Form
Tai Chi 201: Tai Chi for Cancer
Tai Chi 202: Tai Chi for Spinal Ailments
Tai Chi 203: Tai Chi for Falls Prevention
Tai Chi 204: Tai Chi for Insomnia
All programs will rotate every 10 weeks with a pre-arranged yearly schedule. There is no prerequisite to participate in any programs; however, as the series are numbered 100 or 200, taking a lower-numbered series is highly recommended before attempting an upper-level class.
Please keep in mind that Tai Chi 99: Online Orientation is an online lecture series that we are currently preparing. Its release has been delayed due to the high-resolution recording and editing process taking longer than we initially expected.
While CVT focuses on offering public classes to nurture the community, spreading the traditional teachings of Tai Chi for the benefit of all, Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA (CBTA USA) will refine its focus towards offering professional Tai Chi programs. This program is for those who are willing to follow the footsteps of classical instruction and aspire to become a professional Tai Chi teacher, separate from CVT's public classes. Enrolling in these professional programs requires a commitment and a contract, reflecting our dedication to maintaining the profound depth of classical Chen Family Tai Chi. This decision stems from over two decades of experience teaching the American community, during which we've observed that such depth may not fully align with the fast pace of modern societies due to its time-intensive nature.
No Walk-in Policy: For reasons of liability, we cannot accept walk-ins. It's vital to book your Tai Chi classes in advance. Our utmost priority is ensuring the safety and comfort of all our participants, so we kindly ask for your understanding in not accommodating unplanned arrivals.
Progressive Learning: Our modules are designed in a 10-week format, evolving each week. If you decide to join around the 3rd or 4th week, there's no cause for concern! Our dedicated instructors will provide the necessary guidance to help you catch up and keep pace with the rest of the class.
Attire Recommendation: Please wear clothing that allows you to move freely and feels comfortable.
Footwear Instructions: Classes require participants to be in socks, so please remove your outdoor shoes. If, for health reasons, you need to wear shoes, indoor footwear like diabetic shoes is permitted. Kindly store outdoor shoes beneath the benches. Please note, our cubbies are designated specifically for personal items other than shoes.
Value of Punctuality: Timeliness is something we greatly respect. If you arrive while another class is concluding, we'd appreciate a noiseless entry.
- Los Feliz: Locate us at 2724 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027, nestled in the Los Feliz neighborhood. Our establishment is on the 2nd floor, right above Starbucks and is neighboring Gelson’s grocery store in the shopping strip. Do utilize the no-cost parking available at Gelson’s.
- San Gabriel: Our address here is "Sheng Ballet", 811 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776. There's plenty of complimentary parking in the plaza.
- Koreatown: location pending
Start your Tai Chi journey with our online orientation. Whether you are a novice or experienced, if you have not yet explored Tai Chi in its traditional form from Chen Village, this course is a must. Dive into Tai Chi's philosophy, its cornerstone concepts, and essential practices. Available online from April 2023, it's never been easier to step into the world of Tai Chi.
Starting from October 2023, the Orientation will be available online for added accessibility.
Discover Fang Song, the Relaxation Practice, under the tutelage of Master Chen Bing. A direct descendant of the Tai Chi creator, he has crafted this therapeutic course with eight unique exercises derived from the seminal Tai Chi form.
By addressing imbalances and ailments such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, Fang Song sets the stage for you to tap into the hidden sensations within the internal art of Tai Chi.
Ground yourself in Tai Chi with the Tai Chi 101 course. Combining the practices of Fang Song (relaxation), Reeling Silk (spiral movements), and Explosive Power (energy discharge), this course provides a holistic understanding of Chen Family Taijiquan's core principles.
It serves as an integral prerequisite for anyone serious about mastering a Tai Chi routine.
Experience the distinctive flavors of Chen Family Tai Chi with the "Diamond Pounds Mortar" practice.
Irrespective of whether you're a beginner or an intermediate practitioner, this course allows you to savor the depth and originality of Tai Chi straight from its birthplace, Chen Village.
Crafted by Master Bosco Baek, an "Intangible Culture Successor" recognized by Chen Village, this course provides a concise version of the mother form of Tai Chi, Old Frame First Road (Laojia Yilu). Master Baek is authorized to teach all aspects of the classical curriculum as taught in Chen Village.
This course offers the essence of Tai Chi aimed at boosting longevity and enhancing wellness.
"Tai Chi for Cancer" (USPTO Serial Number 90373044), crafted by Master Bosco Baek, is a dual-purpose program offering support for cancer patients and survivors, and serving as a preventative practice for those looking to reduce future cancer risks.
It emphasizes pain reduction, alleviating treatment side effects, and boosting energy, while also focusing on cancer prevention. Rooted in the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, the program promotes balance, harmony, and aligns with the body's systems, making it beneficial for overall well-being and proactive cancer prevention.
"Tai Chi for Spinal Ailments" (USPTO Serial Number 88843263), developed by Master Bosco Baek, is tailored for those with spinal issues, including conditions like arthritis, herniated discs, and MS.
Utilizing the Chen-family style of Tai Chi, this program aims to reduce pain, enhance flexibility, and improve spinal health. It focuses on restoring balance and strengthening the core, beneficial for both individuals with spinal ailments and those seeking optimal spinal alignment and condition.
"Tai Chi for Falls Prevention" (USPTO Serial Number 90699210), guided by Master Bosco Baek, focuses on improving balance and reducing fall risks, especially for seniors. It employs the Chen-family style of Tai Chi to enhance stability, coordination, and body awareness.
While particularly beneficial for those with balance issues, the program also suits anyone looking to improve their balancing skills and prevent falls.
"Tai Chi for Insomnia" (USPTO Serial Number 88843262), created by Master Bosco Baek, is designed to help individuals with sleep issues, including insomnia. Using the Chen-family style of Tai Chi, it aims to improve sleep quality and patterns by combining smooth Tai Chi movements with Chen Family Tai Chi's dynamic power.
This approach helps stimulate natural melatonin, calm the mind, and reduce stress, making it suitable not only for those with sleep difficulties but also for anyone looking to enhance their sleep, particularly during stressful times.
No Walk-in Policy: For reasons of liability, we cannot accept walk-ins. Pre-book for safety.
Progressive Learning: 10-week modules. Late? We'll help you catch up.
Attire: Wear comfy, free-moving clothes.
Footwear: Socks only. Exceptions: indoor shoes for health reasons.
Punctuality: Arriving during class? Please enter quietly.