Taiji Quan is an ancient Chinese martial art deeply rooted in Chinese culture and tradition. The major goal of Taiji Quan is to achieve the maximum result with a minimum of force. With Taiji, this efficiency results from relaxing, listening, and following. In addition to improving our effectiveness in martial situations, learning how to respond efficiently has many immediate and long-term benefits for our psychological and physical health and well being. In this workshop we'll learn Wu Style Taiji Quan (T'ai-chi Ch'uan) forms, push hands, and the ideas underlying Taiji Quan as they apply to form and push hands practice and to everyday living.
Peter Kindfield has been studying Taiji Quan since 1992, began practicing in the YCGF system in 1994, and has been teaching Taiji since 1998. Peter is a lineage disciple of Master Zhang Yun. As a Ph.D. in Education, Peter takes great joy in sharing what he has learned of this wonderful and deep tradition with anyone who is willing to practice.