Spirit Dragon Institute

Authentic Traditions , Modern Teaching

Tai Chi Programs

We offer instruction in several different styles of Tai Chi.

We are currently upgrading our website and more information about each style is coming soon.

Tai Chi Workout
Tai Chi Workout

Tai Chi Workout

This program is designed so that you can start to get the benefits of practicing Tai Chi right from your very first lesson. There are no long or complex forms to learn. The program can be practiced in several different ways. This makes it adaptable to your life situation.

Yang style Tai Chi for Health
Yang style Tai Chi for Health

Yang style Tai Chi for Health

A complete traditional course of training. Covers: Warm ups, Qigong, Standing Meditation, Stances, Shifting the Weight, Tai Chi Walking, Single Posture Practice, 24 Movement Yang style Short Form, and the Traditional Yang style Long Form. The open and expanded movements of this style are ideal for people seeking the health benefits of Tai Chi. This is a complete traditional style of Tai Chi presented in an easy to learn format so that you can learn step by step and gain mastery.

Yang style - Medium Frame
Yang style - Medium Frame

Yang style - Medium Frame

The first Internal style that Sifu Fick learned. This Yang form was passed down by Zhang LuPing. The form works to change the tendons and cultivate internal energy. A unique combination that has equal emphasis on the external and the internal. This program is a complete training program that includes: Qigong, Internal Energy (Nei Jin) Cultivation, Meditation, and Multiple Levels of Form Practice.

Yang style - Large Frame
Yang style - Large Frame

Yang style - Large Frame

This form is a precious transmission from Chu GuiTing. Sifu Fick's teacher, Master Gong ZhongXiang, was a long term disciple of Master Chu. This is a very traditional transmission. Training Includes: Standing meditation, Taiji Walking, Long Form Practice, Push Hands, Taiji Sword, Taiji Broadsword, Long Pole Exercises, and 2 person San Shou Practice.

Yang style - 64
Yang style - 64

Yang style - 64

The 64 movement form emphasizes the movement of Nei Jin or Internal Energy and is a balanced form that has most movements being repeated on the left and right sides. The complete training program includes Qigong, Meditation, Taiji Form, Taiji Sword, and Push Hands. This transmission has been influenced by the teachings of Cheng Man Ching, Peter Ralston, and the Temple style of Tai Chi as taught by Waysun Liao.

Sun style Yang Family Tai Chi
Sun style Yang Family Tai Chi

Sun style Yang Family Tai Chi

This is part of our Sun style 3 in 1 Program which is a traditional and unique transmission of Sun style that was preserved in Taiwan. It teaches Sun style Taiji (Yang family), Xing Yi, and Bagua, but teaches them together in an integrated curriculum. Each style is distinct and separate, but they are taught together in a way that complements and integrates the skill development into a cohesive program of development.

Cheng style Tai Chi
Cheng style Tai Chi

Cheng style Tai Chi

This transmission was passed down from Cheng Man Ching to Wu GuoZhong. It contains the three pillars of Cheng style: Gong, Quan, JIan. Gong is skill development in the form of Internal Cultivation Exercises. Quan or boxing is trained through the Tai Chi form and push hands. Jian is sword.

Wu style Tai Chi
Wu style Tai Chi

Wu style Tai Chi

We teach the Wu style as passed down by Cheng WingKwok in Hong Kong. Training includes warm-up exercises, the step by step form, and the smooth form.

Chen style Tai Chi
Chen style Tai Chi

Chen style Tai Chi

We teach several different versions of Chen style Taiji.


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