Whether you’ve come to Tai Chi in search of an improved fitness level, to relax and rejuvenate the mind and body, develop internal energy, or learn the martial art called the “grand ultimate,” Ho-I offers you Ch’ang’s Tai Chi.
In addition to Ch’ang’s Tai Chi, our advanced Tai Chi students also learn:
Tai Chi sword
Tai Chi pole
Long Form 108
Chi Kung Meditation
With science and technology now able to study the effect of Tai Chi and Chi Kung on the body, the benefits the ancient masters already knew of are becoming more accepted and sought after. Ch’ang’s Tai Chi is no exception. The soft, circular arm movements and constant emptying and filling of the legs with the body’s weight develop strength, poise, and balance. Tai Chi’s power is developed in the legs, controlled by the waist, and manifested in the fingertips. The continuous twisting of the waist massages the internal organs and yields increased vitality and a sense of calm.
With the mind focused on the Tan Tien, the body’s reservoir of chi, the mind and body become one. As the energy is gathered, the movements of Ch’ang’s Tai-Chi develop internal energy and guide one to a peaceful and balanced life.
Beyond all doubt the greatest of his time, Grandmaster Ch’ang Tung-Sheng was the Chief Instructor of the Central Police College, lifelong undefeated Shuai Chiao champion, and National Treasure of China. Grandmaster Ch’ang Tung-Sheng blended his special expertise in every art with the traditional Yang Style of Tai Chi. He created what is regarded as the “fifth” major style of Tai Chi. The former four styles were Chen, Sun Wu, and Yang.
Ch’ang’s Tai Chi came about as a result of his amazing Shuai Chiao abilities. His skill level was so incredibly high, word of his reputation reached General Li Chin-Lin—“the Lord of the Sword,” and perhaps the most famous Yang style practitioner of his era. General Li, governor of Northern China’s Hopei Province, sent an invitation to Ch’ang to visit Beijing for martial arts training. While there, Ch’ang was challenged by the governor to a bout of Tai Chi Push Hands. Though unfamiliar with General Li’s Tai Chi, Ch’ang Tung-Sheng quickly defeated the general. General Li realized Ch’ang’s fighting skills were acquired from scores of famous Chinese masters, and Ch’ang agreed to an exchange of knowledge with the General. With a mix of the 2,700-year-old Shuai Chiao and General Li’s many skills, Ch’ang’s Tai-Chi was born.
Come learn this style of Tai Chi with the most prestigious lineage carried on from the late Grandmaster Ch’ang and Ho-I’s Grandmaster Matt Mollica, who in turn studied with both Grandmaster Ch’ang and his leading instructor Dr. Daniel Weng.