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Traditional Yang Family Style, Short Form
Traditional Yang Family Style, Long Form
Two Person Exercises (Push Hands)
Traditional Tai Chi Weapons
Combat Tai Chi
Golden Tai Chi - An Adaptive Tai Chi Program for Balance
Therapeutic Tai Chi for Special Populations
Chi Kung or Qigong
Wu Chi Tai Chi
Standing Meditation and Diaphragmatic Breathing
Empire's comprehensive, Traditional Tai Chi Program follows the sequence of course instruction that has made Tai Chi such a time proven health, wellness, and personal development system. For over 2,000 years Tai Chi Players have known the benefits of Tai Chi by the way this practice makes them feel.
Recently major western institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center, Sloan Kettering, USC Berkley Medical School and others have conducted scientific, controlled group studies that have added western empirical data in support of what Tai Chi players have known for centuries, Tai Chi works.
Martial Applications of the Tai Chi Form

This class represents an advanced step in connecting to Tai Chi's core pprinciples that make Tai Chi such a superior wellness modality.More...

Three traditional weapons are taught as a solo form. Starting with the Tai Chi Stick and progressing through the Tai Chi Broad Sword and Tai Chi Double Edged Sword. More …
Students practice Tai Chi applications in dynamic simulation (controlled sparring). Full protective garments are worn. Class size is limited to 5. More...
Golden Tai Chi is an adaptive Tai Chi Program, suitable for anyone who is concerned with balance. This includes mature adults, special populations and the young and physically fit person who wants to maintain and improve balance. More...
Students participate in this class Seated, Assisted Standing with a Chair or Bar or Standing  This class accommodates individuals who cannot stand for 45 minutes.  This includes individuals who use assisted walking devises such as canes and walkers, those with limited leg strength and  individuals in wheel chairs  Students must be able to attend class without an Aid or Companion. More...
Push Hands is the practice of app Chi Chuan with a partner. Players learn to sense, neutralize and emit lying the applications, energies and philosophy of the art of Taiinternal force with the help of a partner. The principles of adhere, deflect, lead and follow are part of the process in developing skills.  More...
The original Yang Family style, Tai Chi Long  Form contains 106 movements. The first section of the Long Form (3 sections)  is the same as the first half of the Short Form.  More...
The Yang Family Style Short Form, (37 movements) is the most widely practiced Tai Chi in the world.  Pre-requisite:  The Wu Chu Beginners Form.  More...
Traditional, simplified Tai Chi Form for beginners.  8 movements with a specific breathing pattern offers immediate positive results. More...  
Every Empire Tai Chi class starts with the practice of Wu Chi Standing (the beginning). Students' body alignment is individually reviewed and corrected. Diaphragmatic breathing promotes relaxation, massages the internal body organs and stimulates the lymphatic system. More...
Chi Kung aka Qigong (pronounced Chee Gung, like lung) means "energy movements".  After the Standing Meditation and Breathing exercises that start every class, we proceed to the Chi Kung energy movements to warm up the body gentle rotational and flexion movements. More...
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The Principles and Practices of Qigong and Neigong
  This 60 minute class begins with 15 minutes of standing meditation with tranquil (Sung) breathing). The class continues with the exploration of mindfulness in motion and Silk Reeling Energy using the Qigong set “Essential Qigong” to explore the ancient internal practice of neigong (The Philosophy of Change). No experience is necessary, however a desire to delve deeply into the heart of the Internal Arts is re-quired. A conversation with Sifu, Gene Nelson, prior to registration is a pre-requisite.
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