True Tai Chi® values
Our VALUES are Clarity. Depth. Quality. Fellowship. Lineage
What is Tai Chi & Qigong?
Tai Chi is a martial art created centuries ago by the military commander, Chen Wanting. His conception tied self-defense training to the metaphysics of Taoism and Chinese medicine. Once secret, his art bred warriors renowned for combat ability and robust health. Qigong are moving and still exercises derived from ancient Chinese concepts of wellness.
We are Tai Chi & Qigong
True Tai Chi® is Washington, DC’s premier Tai Chi and Qigong group. We offer exclusive programs in Chen style Taiji, Qigong, and other martial arts. Stephan Berwick founded the True Tai Chi® group to promote the value and pleasure of traditional Chinese martial and health culture.
True Tai Chi® program
The True Tai Chi® group offers year-round training for beginner to advanced. Our exclusive, 3-stage curriculum quickly Releases, Cultivates, and Nurtures students’ energy, power, and well-being.
True Tai Chi® students speak
I didn’t expect much, because I thought I was moving down to easier exercise due to age/injury. But I got fewer inches, more flexibility, improved stamina, better balance.
I got . . . more flexibility, improved stamina, better balance.
I’ve found that I feel a strong sense of pride in learning authentic Taiji with a solid lineage: when asked, I am immensely pleased to tell people where, and from whom, I am learning Taiji.
From my first email to Stephan Berwick, his response was so graceful and encouraging. Initially, the training seemed so strange, because my previous exposure to Tai Chi was very different (sweatless slow dance). Unlike many Tai Chi schools I am not hearing all the esoteric stories here. Things are very practical and tangible here.
I find that sustained practice brings me a focus and clarity in my thoughts that has been extremely beneficial to me. The training of staying relaxed under stress (especially in push-hands) has helped me a lot at work.
When I tried the first class I recognized this was the real deal. Pains and health issues have improved or vanished. I am able to take the body method taught in the True Tai Chi curriculum and apply it to other physical disciplines.
It’s a total re-framing of what it is to be fit and capable.