Great Lake T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Great Lake T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Class Description

Students benefit from our decades of experience, small class sizes and individualized attention. 

You'll find our classes to be relaxed, friendly and welcoming.


Beginner Form Class – New students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of T'ai chi as they progress through the opening postures of the form. In addition, chi gong and other exercises will be used to help students cultivate chi and develop better body integration. 


Continuing Form Class – Students continuing on with their study will receive form correction and refinement as well as the mechanics for the next series of postures.


Form Refinement and Sensing Hands – Students continue to work with the principles of T'ai chi as they refine postures through the development of deeper internal energetic connections. Partner work is practiced as a means of developing listening energy.


Sword  Form– T'ai chi Ch'uan postures and listening energy developed in sensing hands are the foundation to sword study. This class is by permission for more advanced students.


**Looking for a Beginner Class?**
We run in twelve week cycles but don't worry if you miss a start date, you can join a beginner class any time.  And, you're always welcome to try a class for free!
Questions?   Call or Email we're happy to help!

April 2nd – June 27, 2018


Monday Classes:  Teacher - Jean Westcott 

6:00 – 7:00 pm  - Form Class for Beginning Students

7:00  - 8:00 pm - Advanced Form Refinement and Sensing Hands

8:00  - 8:45  pm - Sword Class (by invitation) 


Wednesday Classes: Teacher - Mark Westcott

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Form Class for Beginning Students  

7:00 - 8:00 pm - Intermediate Form Class for continuing students.


**If you are an existing student and are un-sure which class you should attend as your primary instruction, ask us!**


Saturday Practice:  10:30 – 12:00 pm

This non-instructional practice is open to fully enrolled students only. It can be used as a make-up for missed classes or as additional practice. There is no fee.


*Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Socks are good to start with but if you require more foot support please bring clean, flat soled shoes to change from your street shoes.


Tuition is $144 for the 12 week session payable in full at the first class

Sword class is an additional $36/month


For further information call (585) 256-0295; All classes are held at:


700 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY  14620
Ample Parking is Available in Adjacent Lot and On-Street.

Five Basic Tai Chi Principles:


Body Upright

Separation of Weight

Move from the Waist

Beautiful Lady's Wrist

"The practice of Tai Chi is about discovering yourself.  It's about forces of the world - both natural and unnatural and how one relates to them.  It's about focus and about balance. It's the understanding that things change and knowing how to stay centered throughout the changes."

                                   - Ed Young

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