January 2022 Schedule

Given COVID (Omicron) concerns even at this late date, we are not holding in person classes until the start of February at the earliest. Rather, we are back to remote mode via Zoom until then. When we return in February, we are requiring in person attendees to be vaccinated, and if you are eligible for a booster to have received it. Masking using N95 or equivalent is required for in person classes until further notice.

Sundays

Taijiquan

Beginner Taijiquan

If you are interested in starting Taijiquan for health and wellness (or just want to improve your longfist via Taiji!), this class is for you. We are currently working on the 24 form.

1-1.50pm via Zoom

Lianbuquan

‘Continuous linking steps’ follows Chujiquan in our curriculum. It is longer and has more bilateral coordination required along with more complex footwork. Come on by to review or learn anew.

2-2.50pm via Zoom

Wednesdays

Fitness

Warmups/Stretching

Get ready for the night’s training by getting a good warmup followed by dynamic stretching to improve your flexibility.

5-3.30pm via Zoom

Bagwork

Bagwork

Want to learn how to hit a bag, improve your punching and kicking, and get ripped? This is the class for you. The Wednesday class is shorter and less intense than the Friday class, and is a perfect way to learn the basics.

5.30-6pm via Zoom

Bow Stance Punch

20 Step Changquan

This form follows 16 Step in our curriculum. The form helps with basic flexibility and conditioning, and also has a number of applications which we will cover.

6-6.50 pm via Zoom

Fridays

Bagwork

Bagwork & Conditioning

Want to learn how to hit a bag, improve your punching and kicking, and get ripped? This is the class for you. Although this is typically our longer, more intense class, it’s open to all levels, and if you need to catch a breath, it’s fine.

5-5.50 pm via Zoom

Chujiquan

Also known as 24-beat, this form is commonly taught as one of the first forms learned in Longfist classes. The first half of the form wraps around and matches the second to form a two person form.

6-6.50pm via Zoom

Saturdays

Fitness

Warmups/Stretching

Get ready for the day’s training by getting a good warmup followed by dynamic stretching to improve your flexibility.

11-11.30pm via Zoom

Tan Tui/Basics

Just starting out, or do you need more work on basics (really, everyone does). Come out to this class to drill basic technique, learn the footwork and bodywork that makes Longfist what it is. This is a half-hour class designed to lead into the following class.

11.30am-12pm via Zoom

Bow Stance Punch

16 Step Changquan

Do you have 2-3 Tan Tui forms behind you and a decent horse stance and bow stance? It’s time to up your game. The 16 Step form is the first form to connect more than two or three ideas at a time and serves as a bridge from Tan Tui to beginner level forms.

12-12.50pm via Zoom

Taijiquan

Intermediate Taijiquan

So you’ve got the 24 form down? Then join us for the 32 on up. This is the class where we start seriously discussing application

1-1:50pm via Zoom

Zoom classes are online only

WCFS classes are at West Chester Friends School

Blended classes are both online and at WCFS

January Schedule

Two person Chujiquan with former student and black sash Mark Poletti.

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