About Class

Durango Tai Chi’s objective is to provide the most rewarding
experience for every single person in our tai chi practice.

Class Schedule

  • 5:30-7:00 pm Tuesdays at Studio 10, Smiley Building, Durango, Colorado
  • (New) 1:00-2:00 pm Wednesdays, Studio 10
  • 1:00-2:30 pm Saturdays (weather permitting) (Practice will be at 9 am when warm enough)
  • By private appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday this spring. Meet at your location or outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Look for possible volunteer elderly tai chi practices in the future.

Beginners learn basic practices, plus Wu Jian Quan Style form sequence.

More intermediate learners can move to Chen style form, Xin Jia Yi Lu, or Lan Shou Cao Quan form section and Lan Shou Broadsword, or even 10-Animal Xing-Yi Quan basics. I have taught the first part of Yang Ban-Hou form, Cheng Man Ching 37, and several martial qigong sets, including Liu He Ba Fa, Yang, Hun Yuan.

The style of Wu that I can help you learn is the slow form descended from Wu Jian Quan, the father of Wu Ying Hua, whose husband Ma Yueh Liang was very well-known and admired for his knowledge and skill. I began learning the Wu from his student, Wang Hao Da (as well as Susan A. Matthews), and continued researching on my own after Master Wang passed away in 2002.

I like this form for beginners because it has a history of being practiced for health and longevity purposes, which is really important for western lifestyles. Master Ma was a hematologist who tested blood samples, so he was in the healthcare field for a very long time. Many high-level masters are also healthcare providers.

What to Wear

Comfortably loose clothing. Shoes not allowed in studio 10, but socks are okay.

Registration Costs