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Tai Chi Chuan at SOHMA

Welcome to SOHMA’s Tai Chi Chuan Page. Our master instructors offer free Tai Chi Chuan classes in the Long Beach area, as well as private lessons at various community organizations and businesses. In fact, we offer one of the largest outdoor Tai Chi classes in Long Beach, attracting students from surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Seal Beach, Bixby Knolls,  Bellflower,  Belmont Heights, Naples, and other areas.

In addition to our class offerings, we utilize the healing aspects of Tai Chi Chuan and other martial arts in physio-therapies at our integrative health clinic. This ensures that we are able to enhance rehabilitation, self-discipline, and harmony for our patients and our community.

 

About the Tai Chi Style We Offer Long Beach, Lakewood, and Surrounding Areas

Tai Chi is a slow moving internal martial art that helps improve our balance and health in many ways. At SOHMA, we teach and practice Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan form set 24. This is the Chinese national workout, as well as the most popular Tai Chi style practiced worldwide. We now include the famous 8-Brocades (Ba Duan Jin) Qi Gong exercises in our warm up section, and offer  lessons in Tai Chi Chuan weapons forms, including sword and fan.

Recommendations

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes. Practicing barefoot is optional for those that want to strengthen their connection/ground to the Earth. You can also watch our at-home instruction videos to deepen your experience.

Resources

Our Long Beach Tai Chi Class – at Heartwell Park

We offer a Tai Chi Chuan class in Long Beach, California, on Sundays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The location is at Heartwell Park on the corner of Carson and Bellflower; our class meets between the library and the lake. Our students are welcome to park at the library as we have the lead librarian’s permission. Additional details will be email and posted here soon, as well as on our MeetUp page. To join our email distribution list, click here.

 

Our Long Beach Tai Chi Class – Hilltop Park – PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR LAST CLASS HERE IS SEPTEMBER 10TH

We offer FREE Tai Chi Chuan classes in Long Beach, California, on Sundays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am, at Hilltop Park, 2351 Dawson Avenue, Signal Hill, California. No RSVP required and this class is great for beginners as well as for people with Tai Chi Chuan experience. Everyone is welcome including children and seniors.

 

 

 

About Our At-Home Tai Chi Chuan Instructional Videos

We partnered with Cal State University Long Beach to offer an at-home Tai Chi Chuan video series, “Tai Chi for beginners”. Click below to watch the first episode which is an introduction to Tai Chi Chuan concepts and its first two major movement patterns “Parting Wild Horse’s Mane” and “Brush Knee.” Each episode will build on the previous one. Click here to get started.

 

 

To learn more about our Tai Chi Chuan classes and community events, e-mail us at taichi@sohma.org. You may also view of our calendar of upcoming events by clicking here.

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