We are excited to announce the opening of Aiping Tai Chi Center - Austin on April 3rd! Classes will be taught inside the Asian American Cultural Center located at 11713 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX. Beginner Yang style tai chi classes will be held Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Intermediate tai chi classes will be held Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm. All classes will be taught by Grandmaster Aiping Cheng.
Grandmaster Aiping will kick off the opening with a free tai chi workshop on Tuesday, April 3. Click here for workshop details. If you have family or friends in the Austin region, please help us spread the news!
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Us! All current and former students, family and friends are invited to join us for our annual Chinese New Year Luncheon.
When: Sunday, February 25. 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Where: China Pavilion, 185 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT
Cost: Ages 12 and up: $20. Under 12: $10.
RSVP by Sunday, February 18. Fill out form below to RSVP.
At Aiping Tai Chi Center, we believe everyone should be able to benefit from the art of tai chi, regardless of their financial situation. We are seeking contributions to start a scholarship fund to help students who are facing financial hardships and want to continue their tai chi studies. If you are interested in contributing to the scholarship fund, please speak with Shifu Shirley. Unfortunately, your contributions will not be tax-deductible, but they will be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email us and explain your financial hardship. Priority will be given to existing students over new students.
We also have a Work Study program for those who are facing financial hardships and would like to help with administrative and marketing work for the school in exchange for paying a reduced tuition fee. Please speak with Shifu Shirley if you are interested.
Aiping Tai Chi Center will be closed for the holidays. Our last class of the Autumn session is Saturday, December 23. We will not have the 10:15am tai chi study group on 12/23. However, all students, family and friends are invited to a Wudang Kung Fu Academy and Aiping Tai Chi Center Holiday Party on 12/23 from 10am - 1pm.
When: Saturday, December 23 10am - 1pm
Where: Orange school: 518 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT
What: Pot luck celebration. Martial arts demonstrations. Student talent show.
Winter session begins Tuesday, Jan 2.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Aiping Tai Chi Center!
Our Saturday tai chi study group discussions will be focused around a recommended book of the month. This month's book recommendation is Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate by Rick Barrett. This book is written for the western practitioner who wants to gain a deeper understanding of tai chi. For western practitioners, tai chi may seem like a realm they must enter through the western gate which is closed to them. Tai chi texts translated into English are hard to comprehend without the understanding of the philosophical and cultural context behind the Chinese words. This book is written for westerners by a westerner with the sole purpose of getting the western practitioner through the western gate so they can gain a deeper understanding of tai chi.
Our Saturday study groups are held from 10:15am - 11am at the Milford Panera (1627 Boston Post Rd) after our Saturday morning class. They are free and open to all who want to join the discussion.
We are excited to announce we will be opening up a satellite location at Seven Star Martial Arts Academy at 541 Main Street, 2nd Floor, in Ansonia, CT. Seven Star is located in the heart of downtown Ansonia between the post office and city hall.
We will be teaching standardized Yang Style tai chi on Wednesdays from 6:15pm - 7:15pm. We will begin with an 8-week session that starts Wednesday, November 1. After the New Year, we will have 12-week sessions with the same schedule as our Orange, CT location.
Classes are not interchangeable between locations. However, students who have missed classes can make them up at either location.
Fill out our Registration Form to register for classes in Ansonia.
Our new session begins October 3. We have a change to the schedule. We have added a Sunday 11am - 12pm class for Traditional Yang 108 Form and Contemporary Yang 48 Form. 48 Form has been moved from Friday to Sunday. 108 Form will be offered twice a week. We will also begin a weekly tai chi study group which will meet on Saturdays 10am - 11am at Panera Bread in Milford, or Gulf Beach in Milford, depending on where the Saturday morning class is held. The tai chi study group is free and open to anyone who wants to discuss tai chi in depth.
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