Tai Chi for Health, Meditation, and Self-Defense

Would you like to learn Tai Chi, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’re an experienced practitioner looking to enhance your skills. Maybe you’re just wondering, what is this Tai Chi stuff about, anyway?

Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Since 1970, the Patience T’ai Chi Association (PTC) has taught Tai Chi and other Martial Arts to thousands of students. Today, we are dedicated to teaching Tai Chi exclusively in all of its aspects: as a moving meditation, for its health benefits, and of course, the sport of Push Hands, and as a high level Martial Art. We also invite practitioners of other Martial Arts to study with us to improve skills in their chosen Art.

At PTC, we teach Cheng Man-Ch’ing style Tai Chi, as it was taught to William C. Phillips by Professor Cheng in the 1970’s. However, we are committed to teaching solid Tai Chi principles that can be applied to any style.

So please, enjoy our site and discover why it has been said that whoever practices Tai Chi diligently, twice a day over a period of years, will attain the pliability of a child, the health of a lumberjack and the peace of mind of a sage.

Some articles to get you started…

New to Tai Chi? Looking for the basics?
Read our Intro to Tai Chi articles.

Interested in more in-depth info?
See our Learning Tai Chi section.

Are you past the basics and ready for the really good stuff?
Check out our Tai Chi articles.

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