The format for Tai Chi at WUUC has changed. Join us for the following opportunities:

Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Learn the Yang Family Essential Form (22 movements)

Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Learn the Yang Long Form (108 movements)

  • The Yang style Tai Chi is practiced while standing and moving in slow motion.  It is gentle on the body and on the mind, while building strength, flexibility, and resilience in both.
  • Sessions are open to folks from WUUC and the general community, so feel free to pass the word to a friend who might be interested.
  • Can only come sometimes?  You would be welcome.  We will honor your participation and your questions, while ensuring the class progresses for folks who attend regularly.
  • All classes are held in the Sanctuary of the Woodinville UU Church, 19020 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98077.

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Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Learn the Yang Family Essential Form (22 movements) – This is a five minute form which begins with the first six moves of Yang Family 108, “long form” and ends with the final 8 moves of the long form.  The remaining 2 ½ minutes of this form features other “essential” moves taken from within the long form in a sequence that is often unique.  The Essential Form supports deep tai chi practice in the minimum of space and time.

As of mid-December, 2018, the WUUC 5:00 pm class had just been introduced to the first six moves  and was beginning the middle section of the Essential Form.  We are learning tai chi basics at the same time.

Watch Master Yang Jun as he practices the Essential Form

Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00 PM – Learn the Yang Long From (108 movements) – This is the standard Yang long form that is performed around the world.  The long form usually takes 22 to 26 minutes to perform, and includes significant repetition of many of the moves.  The long form taught at WUUC is a version that has been handed down through the family of the founder of Yang style Tai Chi, Yang Luchan.

As of mid-December, 2018, the WUUC 6:00 pm class had completed their initial learning of about 3/4 of this form and was being introduced to the last sections of the long form.  This class covers basics as well as some more advanced techniques.

Watch Master Yang Jun doing the entire Long Form here.

Watch Nancy Lucero perform Section 1 of the Long Form.

Watch Nancy Lucero perform Section 1 of the Long Form

Watch Nancy Lucero perform Section 1 of the Long Form

 

Have questions? Reach out in advance or just show up and experience WUUC Tai Chi. You can contact our Instructor, DD Hilke, at d2athome@comcast.net .