Beginner's Form

Mon. & Wed. 7:00-8:00pm

Newcomers to GRTC will learn the Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-ch’ing) Yang style taijiquan (tai chi) short form.  On their first day of class, beginning students will practice the opening movements of the 37 posture form, focusing on the body mechanics and principles of movement necessary to properly practice the form.  Each class will start with Yang family basic exercises specifically designed to loosen and strengthen the body and calm the mind for proper practice of the form.

All new, registered students receive a free Great River t-shirt at their first class.  After the first six weeks, students have the opportunity to continue to train as beginners on a $79/month basis for unlimited classes.  Within approximately one year - before graduating to Intermediate classes - beginners will be able to practice all the movements of the form while continuing to strengthen their body and deepening their understanding of the principles. 

Students perform the Zheng Manqing short form at the Washington, D.C., center.