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"New Session"

2 Apr 2007

For many students, their current six-week session ends this week. For others it does not. This is because "session" is a term we use only for class fees. Classes are $75 for six weeks of class -- starting from the day the student begins, regardless of when. This means you as a new student can start at any time, and do not have to wait until a "new session" -- because there is no such thing.

Course material is ongoing, and we mix total beginners easily with more experienced individuals. How is this possible?

Traditional Chinese teaching practices make it possible. Think of Tai Chi as a circle that you may enter at any point. Most Japanese and Korean martial arts are highly regimented and work from a highly structured curriculum. Ideally, Tai Chi is taught in a structured "scientific" way as well, but in today's modern society few people have time or wherewithal for the rigorous training that such an approach involves.

Short of that, everyone enters at a different point and trains for different goals. Regardless of experience and goals, everyone needs to constantly review the basics. Extremely experienced students learn from helping coach others. Yes, there are times when it is appropriate to have special classes for more advanced material. It is likely that we will be forming such as class soon, as we are starting to bring in some new folks who are not new to Tai Chi. Such as class would focus on applications, more conditioning, and pushing hands exercises.

The Thursday 7 pm class will continue to be a class for everyone. Join it at any time -- but the sooner the better for your health.

Today is a new Full Moon. On Full Moon days, good practice times are 11 pm to 1 am, and 11 am to 1 pm.


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