We teach a variety of Chinese Longfist (Changquan) styles ranging from traditional Northern Shaolin Longfist, Tienshan Pai, Tan Tui, and Contemporary Changquan. While we stress precision in technique and form, we also strive to communicate practical application. Classes are offered in both online only and in blended formats.
Taijiquan (T’ai Chi)
Our taijiquan practice focuses first on health and wellness, but for those who are interested, we make the connection to martial arts via push hands, qin-na (locking) practice, and shuai-jiao (throwing). Students start with taijiquan basics before moving on to 8 and 24 step forms. More accomplished students may do the 32 or 42 standard forms before moving to weapon practice. Classes are offered in blended format (online via Zoom and limited in person)
Although our kungfu and taiji classes will certainly help get you in shape, you might be wanting a bit more. We have two fitness class offerings, a bagwork and conditioning class which is more martial arts oriented, and a general fitness class involving bandwork, stretching, and calisthenics. Both classes are offered via Zoom only.
Prior to COVID-19 we had a thriving kids program for 5-11 year olds, and we are looking forward to bringing it back at some point in the future. As of Septemberl 2022, we have not brought back our dedicated kids classes, although it is possible that we will do so over the summer. Unfortunately, since many under 12 year olds are still NOT vaccinated and are at considerable risk of contracting COVID or experiencing more severe COVID, we are hesitant to open such a program yet. Here’s a great source of info about the status quo. (Hint, it’s not over.) We will post both here and in the blog when we will bring back kids classes.
Vaccinated kids aged 9-12 who are able to participate in classes with teens and adults are welcome. (Note that we have some who participate with their parents.)
Online classes (via Zoom and of any sort) are either $5/class hour or $50/month.
As we have now fully returned to in person classes as of September 2022, we are reinstating our rates prior to COVID with a slight ($5) inflationary bump. In person kungfu classes can be paid for by the class at $5/class hour, or by the month at $80/month.
For Taijiquan, costs are $50/month or $10/class hour. If you are enrolled in the kungfu program (paying $80/month), Taijiquan is included in this.
Online resources (forms documentation/teaching videos – not just performance videos) are available to attending members for no extra cost. If you wish to make use of our online resources only (no class attendance), we ask for a tuition of $30/month. Please use our Contact page to inquire further.