8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
There is a common thread that links all Styles of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. By studying the methodologies and movements of the original 13 principles you will be able to study any form of T’ai Chi with deeper understanding and greater benefit. No prior experience is required for this class but students should be able to stand for the length of the class. Wear comfortable clothing for practicing outside as weather permits.
Tony Smith is well known to Arboretum regulars as operations manager of the Savory Thyme Café. He has been studying Shaolin Kung Fu since 1976 and began training in Tai Chi under various teachers in 1984. He was certified to teach two of the three styles of Ni family Tai Chi in 1994 and has been an instructor, competitor and judge in Kung Fu and Tai Chi for many years.