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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 Falls Prevention
Tai Chi 202: Tai Chi for Insomnia
Tai Chi 203: Tai Chi for Spinal Ailments
Tai Chi 204: Tai Chi for Cancer
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.
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.
Under Master Bosco Baek's guidance, Tai Chi 201 focuses on improving balance and mitigating the risk of falls.
Drawing on fundamental movements and sequential forms from the revered Chen-family style of Tai Chi, this course provides a transformative journey towards improved physical stability and heightened mental well-being.
Sleep-related issues meet their match in Tai Chi 202. Curated under Master Bosco Baek's guidance, this course is finely tuned to improve sleep patterns and enhance sleep quality.
The gentle, flowing and powerful movements of Tai Chi aid in reducing stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation, and ensuring a good night's sleep.
Master Bosco Baek has crafted Tai Chi 203 with individuals dealing with spinal conditions in mind. The aim is to alleviate discomfort, enhance flexibility, and promote healthier spinal conditions.
Utilizing Tai Chi's gentle yet purposeful movements, this course seeks to restore balance, fortify the core, and improve overall body alignment.
Tai Chi 204 is a specialized program tailored to support individuals impacted by cancer, including patients and survivors. Under the guidance of Master Bosco Baek, the program focuses on alleviating pain, reducing side effects of cancer treatments, and boosting energy levels.
Drawing on the profound wisdom of Chen-family style Tai Chi, the program fosters balance, harmony, and overall well-being.
Free Tai Chi Classes for the Community
Starting September 6th, Chen Village Tai Chi is offering free Tai Chi classes aimed at improving community well-being.
Free classes are currently held in Los Feliz and San Gabriel. We're also considering adding Koreatown to the list, pending location availability.
* San Gabriel: "Sheng Ballet" at 811 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Join Us and Support Our Mission
You're warmly invited to join our free Tai Chi classes. While the classes are free, any donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue offering free classes.