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~ The Tai Chi Times
March 2013 ~
Always evolving • Always interactive • Always individualized instruction
(914) 337-3339 • 101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville, New York 10708
Watch for our new QR code to be revealed in the next newsletter!
“Free Chi Friday” continues during March and April, 2013:
With wonderful turnouts during January and February, Sifu is continuing the Meditative Tai Chi Hour on Fridays 6:30 p.m. through March and April. Enjoy the feeling of the Tai Chi Short Form and improve your movements as Sifu guides us through the Short Form approximately six times during the hour.
Starting Soon-Tai Chi Martial Workout
Fridays 7:30 PM
You Will Relax…You Will Use Tai Chi Principles in Fighting…and You Will Sweat!
An effective combination of learning and working-out to condition you while
applying Tai Chi Principles in a safe controlled environment
Learn to use effective Tai Chi principles in practical “street” self defense applications.
Use actual Tai Chi martial techniques, such as punches, kicks, grabs, and other moves as the foundation of the workout.
Use natural movements to evade attacks and set up the opponent for simple, yet powerful
counter-attacks, using the opponent’s force against himself as was Tai Chi’s original intent.
Learn how to use traditional Tai Chi principles with modern moves.
Each conditioning-based workout class in this 12-class sequence will cover:
Tai Chi principle for the exercise;
Demonstration of the technique;
Partner reinforcement practice.
Work with people of all sizes and reaches in a safe environment to increase your awareness, sensitivity and reactions.
If you have already studied Tai Chi, you will discover the martial applications within your form;
have additional routines to vary the speed and intensity of your home practice; and learn more about the valuable techniques and benefits of “muscle isolation.”
Open to students with some knowledge of Tai Chi and a desire to apply that knowledge.
Class begins as soon as we have a minimum enrollment.
For a great and safe Tai Chi workout, join this class and get into amazing shape by summer!
Fee: $250 for 12 classes (Free for yearly members)
20% Discount through March 31, 2013:
In an expression of the School’s ongoing appreciation for its existing and growing student base, you can enroll in or renew any program through March 31st and receive a 20% discount off present pricing.
Schedule Update: Please note that School will be closed on Sunday, March 31st.
Course, Calendar and Progress Updates:
Congratulations to those who recently completed their first pass of the Short Form and the “Gang of 12” who completed the Solo Stick Form. Our Saturday Tai Chi Weapons class (8:45 a.m.) now moves on to the
Two-Person Stick Form for approximately 14 weeks. After that we’ll have a review and refinement class and then it’s on to the Broad Sword and Saber Sword forms. Watch for our Nui Kung (advanced Chi Kung movements, exercises and techniques) class which will be offered this Spring on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.
(Sifu’s approval is required for attendance.)
Did you know … that Master Colon is a recipient of the “Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2013 Excellence in Teaching of Martial Arts” award? On January 26-27, Sifu Colon was presented with this prestigious honor at a ceremony of over 1,000 martial arts colleagues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Welcome to all our new students, and welcome back to some old friends of the School: The School welcomes our many new students who have been lovingly dubbed “the 13’ers” by our marketing department, and we also welcome back some faces we have not seen in a while, particularly those of you who have joined us at the Friday night classes.
Weather (and other) Announcements: We announce weather closings and other special events on Twitter @SifuColon. We also try to send out broadcast emails for emergency purposes, but the best way to help us to stay in touch with you is through Twitter. Even if you don’t prefer to signup at present, take a look at Sifu’s account and you’ll see that they’re limited tweets.
The School’s 35th Annual Chinese New Year’s Party celebrating the Year of the Snake was held on Saturday, February 2nd to very kind reviews. Demonstrations included the full Two-Person Form, presentations of the Broad Sword and Saber Forms, and a custom “Short Form” created and performed by Master Colon, which included some lightning-speed moves eliciting audible surprise from the audience. This year’s Party also featured some testimonials from students who attribute their health recovery directly to Tai Chi. We extend our particular appreciation to all who attended and those of you who performed for our guests.
Please welcome the first of our new QR codes, containing the School’s name, phone number, website, class days, and “geo” code for location and directions:
When you scan this into your computer or on your mobile device it should read:
Tai Chi School of Westchester, est 1978.
Sifu Colon, 914-337-3339.
instruction for health and martial
applications Tu, Fr, Sa, Su. Geo
Let us know what you would like to see in future QR codes and let us know how this works for your purposes.
School’s Class Schedule:
Form: Introduction and Intermediate Tai Chi
Tue., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Fri., 11:00 a.m.
Sat., 9:30 a.m.
Sun., 8:00 a.m.
(Each class consists of Meditation, Chi Kung warm-ups, followed by individualized instruction.)
Form: Meditative Tai Chi Short Form
Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Meditation and Chi Kung/Nui Kung
Sat., 8:00 a.m.
Tai Chi Weapons
Sat., 8:45 a.m.
(Presently the Two-Person Stick Form.)
Martial Applications of Tai Chi Short Form
Sun., 9:00 a.m.
(This class teaches basic to advanced Tai Chi principles to enhance your martial understanding and continue your Tai Chi development. This sequence of the course will be completed by the middle of April so watch for a new course announcement.)
Master Colon is also available for Private Instruction, and teaches at many organizations around New York, Westchester and lower Connecticut. You are always welcome to email Master Colon a question about the School, Tai Chi, Chi Kung or martial arts in general.
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