The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Study Center

of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Tuition and General Information

Schedules and locations of Fall 2017 classes

One student; 12 week term, one class a week:


$269 on time,   $299 late


Intermediate $269 on time,   $299 late


Please Read
All the Information On This Page!

All tuition is due in advance.

Classes are offered by 12 week term only.

All registration is online.

Registrations are not transferable, in whole or part.

Late fee begins after Wednesday, Sept.13, 2017.


T'ai Chi Class Levels

Beginner class is open to all.

class is open to those who have memorized the Beginner's form.

Refinements class is for those who have memorized the whole form,
manifested an understanding of the Tai Chi principles,
demonstrated a firm commitment to their practice and have the instructor's permission.

T'ui Shou (push hands, aka sensing hands and more accurately called sensing centers)
is for those who are concurrently enrolled in Refinements and have the instructor's permission.


Make-up Classes

If you miss your regular class for any reason,
you are encouraged to attend a make-up class at one of the other same level classes.
Make up classes are automatic, i.e., you don't need advance permission to attend one.
Make-ups must be taken in the term in which they are incurred.
Even if you cannot attend a make-up, do not be discouraged as there is a lot of repetition and review at each class.


Any loose, comfortable clothing and footwear are fine.

A textbook is recommended, but not mandatory for beginners.
The textbook is:
"T'ai Chi, the Supreme Ultimate"
by Cheng Man-Ch'ing and Robert W. Smith,
Tuttle Publishing Co., Rutland, VT.

No Cameras or Recorders
Sorry, no cameras or recorders of any kind are allowed in class.

Want a free trial?
Our Free Saturday beginners' practice is open to all every week.

Inclement Weather?
If weather forces cancellation of a class (or Sat. practice),
a notice will be posted at the top of th
e home page,
at least an hour or two before class time,
so please check there before leaving to come to class.
We do not necessarily follow the public school or government closings schedule.

If you cannot access the site, please call the office if you have a question.
Any cancelled classes will be made up by adding a class on at the end of the term. 


FREE Saturday morning T'ai Chi beginners' practice

All students are encouraged to attend
the free Saturday morning practices in McLean, Virginia, if at all possible.
All are welcome, including curious visitors, whether enrolled or not.


What style of tai chi
does the Tai Chi Study Center teach and practice?

Most call it Cheng style after Cheng Man-ch'ing.
However, the tai chi principles and their application to daily life,
along with the ch'i kung and mental concentrations,
are more important than the external, physical form.
It was Prof. Cheng's leadership as a medical doctor that opened
tai chi and its soft, "internal" training to all,
regardless of athletic prowess or interest in physical self defense.

Tai chi is a spirit / heartmind / energy / body learning resource, always available.

Please note.  
Although the Cheng Man-ch'ing style
is sometimes called the "37 posture Yang short form"
(he developed his form in the late 1930s while teaching at the Whangpo Military Academy,)
it is not to be confused with the short forms
(e.g., the 24 posture form, the 48 posture form, etc.)
that ChiCom government committees concocted for competitions.


The name "tai chi chuan" may be loosely translated.

Tai chi:
literally means harmony of yin and yang, and, hence, of earth and sky, of your physical health
and of your mental contentment, of your interplay with others and with oneness, etc.;

while chuan: literally fist or martial art, conveys the practice
of neutralizing misdirected energy and nudging it,
as subtly as possible, back towards harmony and the center.
Every inconvenience or irritation becomes an adventure, an opportunity to play with energy.

Please Note

  • Prompt registration is suggested as class sizes are limited.
    Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with classes frequently filling up.
  • Those registering too late for an already filled class will be notified
    and put on the waiting list and offered another class, if possible.
  • All registration is online and in advance,
  • i.e., by Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, regardless of the class day.
  • Late fee begins Sept. 14, 2017.
  • No refunds after Sept. 13, 2017.
  • Registrations other than online require a $30 admin fee.
  • Refunds must be requested in writing/email and will incur an admin fee of $54.
  • Any missed classes may be made up by attending at one of the other locations during the same term.
    (No need to request advance permission to take a make up.)
  • Class registration is not transferrable.
  • It is strongly suggested that all students read the information
    on the various pages of this web site before coming to class.
  • Please arrive at least ten minutes early for every class.
  • If bad weather forces cancellation of a class,
  • an announcement will be posted at the top of the home page of this site
  • at least two hours before class time.
    If you cannot access the site, please call if you have a question.
  • Any cancelled classes will be made up by adding a class on at the end of the term.

Register Now For Fall 2017

This is an opportunity
to learn tai chi.
It is well proven to work if you do.

Students practice at home every day.


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