May 2023 Schedule

Given COVID concerns even at this late date, we are (still) requiring in person attendees to be vaccinated, and if you are eligible for a booster to have received it. Masking is still required for in person classes when doing contact drills (you’re right in each others’ faces) until further notice. NOTE Saturday time changes: we now start at 9am instead of 11am!!! We are off for Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Please see the visual schedule at the bottom of the page for other changes and information.




Are you just starting, or are you more experienced? In either case, this class is for you. We will work on either the 24 or 32 standard forms and help you understand proper positioning for effective transmission of force.

(All levels)

1-1:50pm WCFS or Zoom

Open Practice

Need to review something and want some feedback, then come on by. After warmups, this class is more loosely structured to provide everyone with the space they need for self-practice.

(All levels)

2-2.50pm WCFS or Zoom


Beginner Review

Join us to work on nailing down your Tan Tui, 16 step, 20 step, or Chujiquan. We’ll be doing some form tuning for the first hour.

(All levels)

5-5.50pm WCFS or Zoom

Open Hand Applications

For the second hour of class, we’ll look at various open hand applications originating from Tan Tui up to some intermediate level forms. We’ll also give you a chance to practice your breakfalls and qin-na.

(All levels)

6-6.50 pm WCFS or Zoom



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.

(All levels)

5-5.50 pm WCFS or Zoom

Beginner Taijiquan

In this class we will be working on 24 form taijiquan and its basics.

6-6.50 pm WCFS or 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.

(All levels)

9.00am-9.30am WCFS or Zoom


If you want to work on everything from your breakfalls and dive-rolls to your front flips, then this is the class for you. Skills taught according to student ability and safety is always first. (Although we broadcast this via Zoom, home participation is difficult at best.)

(All levels)

9.30-10.00am WCFS or Zoom


This month we will focus on applications and the two person sparring set that goes along with this form


10-10.50am WCFS or Zoom

Dui Gunshu

We are honing our two person sparring set this month. By the time we’re done, you might not have mastered it, but you’ll know it well enough to practice on your own with other classmates.


11-11.50am WCFS or Zoom

Zoom classes are online only

WCFS classes are at West Chester Friends School

Blended classes are both online and at WCFS

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