Rocky Mountain T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan via the Cheng Man-Ching lineage in Boulder CO since 1977
Snow Day Announcements
Time to think about snow again. If we are snowed out and cancel class, we'll always post a notice here and on Facebook.
In any case, be safe: stay home if the weather is too bad even if we are still having class.
End of Year Schedule
We'll be taking some time off for thanksgiving and the end of year holidays.
* Thanksgiving: no classes the week of Thanksgiving. Classes will resume Tue Nov 28.
* End Of Year Break: no classes from Tue Dec 19 through Thur Jan 4. Classes will resume Sat Jan 6.
Beginning Form Class
Our next beginning form class will start on Jan 11 2018 and run through the end of Mar. Registration is now open. This class will be on Thur eves from 7:30 to 8:30 and will cover the first section of the form. Class size is limited to 15 students and these classes usually fill up. Some experience with Tai Chi Elements is recommended but not required. Please contact us if you have any questions!
You can start now with Tai Chi Elements. No experience needed; drop-ins welcome. Elements is offered on Tue afternoons at 4:30.
Students learn the Five Animal Frolics and the Form Sequences that underlie the complete tai chi form. Contact us if you're interested in joining or just drop by to join a class.
Our next beginning form class will be in Jan after the holidays. In the meantime, you can get started now with Tai Chi Elements.
We will also offer an Intermediate Form class on Tue eves at 7:30 starting in Jan. Contact us for more information about this class.
Our next First Sunday session will be on Dec 3. No First Sunday practice in Nov.
The first Sunday of every month is an open practice session for students of RMTCC who know at least the First Third of the form -- at Beth and Lee's home studio in Hygiene, starting at 10:30 AM.
Lee's Latest Translation Effort
I just finished a translation of the 3rd Treatise: Concentrate Qi, Achieve Softness from Professor Cheng's 13 Treatises.
This one sprawls all over the place: Daoist Internal Alchemy, Laozi discussions, Yijing hexagrams. All part of concentrating qi to achieve softness with the method of sinking qi to the dantian.
You can find all my translations on the Translations page.
We base our work at Rocky Mountain Tai Chi on the "practice tripod" defined by Professor Cheng: form, push hands, and sword.
We also incorporate practice of various qigong sets, fundamental drills, standing meditation, and internal work.
See a description of our classes for more information.
Tai Chi Elements at Cancer Center
On Friday mornings, we work with cancer patients at the Cancer Center at Boulder Community Hospital. It's a great opportunity for us to help people by sharing the art and its benefits. This class is open to anyone dealing with cancer treatment whether at BCH or other facilities. Click here to see the BCH flyer.