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Learn Tai Chi - the Art of Moving Meditation

We Offer Fun Classes in a Friendly and Supportive Environment

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Keith Root has been studying Tai Chi since 1994. He has been teaching since 2000. He has been a student of Sifu Fong Ha since 2000. In 2001 he began working with Paul Lam and Russ Smiley on the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes programs. In 2007 he became a Senior Trainer for Paul Lam. He currently teaches at Normandale Community College Community Education, BeWellness and Inver Grove Heights. Keith was certified by Sifu Fong Ha in 2012. Keith teaches Taijichuan, Yichuan, push hands, qigong, meditation, sword and saber.

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Tai Chi Chuan

T'ai chi ch'uan or tàijíquán is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of Pushing Hands (Tui Shou), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis.

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Classes for all ages and ability

We offer a friendly and supportive environment in all of our classes. From beginner through advanced; students are encouraged to advance at their own speed and to Always be Comfortable (the ABC's of Tai Chi). Taijichuan means "a system of balance". This personal journey of finding ones balance through stillness and movement is the heart of Taijichuan. Please see the class descriptions section for information on all classes. The class schedule will show current classes.

What We Teach

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Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is Chinese Internal Martial Art which focuses on the integration of mind-body meditative movements.

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Tai Chi Sword

Advance students may learn Tai Chi Sword to enhance their skills with meditative movements.

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Tai Chi Push Hands

Tai Chi Push Hands develop sensitivity to touch, balance and energy flow.

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Meditation integrates the body and the mind to cultivate Qi and awareness to your self.

Up-to-date Information is Posted Here

December 11, 2016 No Comments

2017 Winter/Spring schedule posted

The new winter/spring schedule for Normandale has been posted in the class schedule.

February 2, 2016 No Comments

Thirteen ways (energies)

Forward, center, back, left, right, ward off, roll back, press, push, split, pluck, elbow, and shoulder.