The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Study Center
of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Tai Chi

Free T'ai Chi

Beginners Practice

Every Saturday Morning

In McLean (Langley), Virginia.

 

All Levels

(including first timers, new beginners, etc.)

Are Welcome

Whether They Are Enrolled in Classes or Not.

(Currently, there are about 40 people
attending these early morning practices each Saturday.)

No need to call first: just show up and enjoy!
T'ai Chi requires no equipment or accouterments.
Any comfortable clothing and footwear are fine.

(followed by breakfast at a nearby restaurant.)

No cameras or recorders of any kind are allowed.

 

Waiver: By attending this practice, you hereby agree to release and hold blameless The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Study Center, Ltd., the instructors and the practice location from any liability for any injury or harm that might result from your attendance and/or participation..

Indoors every Saturday
from
November 5, 2016
through March 25, 2017

(With this exception:
No Saturday Tai Chi on December 10, 2016)


(then we'll be back outdoors
in McLean Central Park
on Saturday, April 1, 2017.)

7:55 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Note: Please arrive a few minutes early.

The gym's new, security protocol
requires that all doors remain locked at all times.
A volunteer will remain at the front door
only until 8:05 a.m. or so
and then no entry will be possible
after the door volunteer joins the practice.

(These practices meet every Saturday,
52 weeks a year, including holidays;
i.e., they do not follow the twelve week cycle of the other classes.)

If snow or inclement weather force cancellation of the practice,
an announcement will be posted at the top of the home page of this site.
So, if the weather is iffy, check there before heading to the practice.

 

To All Saturday Morning Tai Chi Friends

Welcome.

As you get in your car to head to the gym,
remember “Seatbelt Tai Chi”,
i.e., check yourself with the TC principles,
begin to deepen your breath, etc.

Please be sure to arrive at least five minutes early
to allow time to shift your clothes, change your shoes
and to do any individual warm ups.

This is a silent practice.
Moving as one is a main idea.
Follow the leader and the front row.

After each set of three rounds,
we stand for a minute or two of qi gong.
Please remain quiet and still
and sink your mind and breath to your center.

If you are late,
please respect the group energy
and wait for the right moment to enter the gym.
Remove your coat, etc. in the hall.
Wait for the break in the action
when the group is changing position on the floor
and changing leaders and then enter quietly.

Thanks.

 


Our free
Saturday morning practice
is held in the
gymnasium of


St. Luke Catholic Church School 
7005 Georgetown Pike (a.k.a. Rt. 193)

(two and one half blocks inside the Beltway, Exit 44 East)
McLean (Langley), Virginia, 22101
 

Waiver: By attending this practice, you hereby agree to release and hold blameless The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Study Center, Ltd., the instructors and the practice location from any liability for any injury or harm that might result from your attendance and/or participation.

Directions:

From the Beltway:
take Exit 44 for Georgetown Pike East, a.k.a. Rt. 193 East, towards Langley, Virginia.
Go two and one half blocks to the church and school on your right.
The gym is the building directly beside the outside basketball court.

From D.C.:
cross the Chain Bridge, take the immediate, first right onto Rt. 123 South;
Go about two miles and turn right onto Georgetown Pike West, a.k.a. Rt. 193 West.
Follow for about two miles to the church and school on your left.
(Remember, it is St. Luke Catholic and not St. Luke's Orthodox which is also on Georgetown Pike.)

The gym is the building directly beside the outside basketball court.

Or you might prefer to follow the G. W. Parkway. See below:

From the George Washington Parkway:
follow the Parkway up river all the way to the far western end of the Parkway
and take the exit for Georgetown Pike East, a.k.a. Rt. 193 East.
Go two and one half blocks inside the Beltway to the church and school on your right.

The gym is the building directly beside the outside basketball court.

 


  

 These Saturday practices are done silently.

We will be concentrating
on the first third (i.e., the beginner's set) 
of the Cheng Man-ch'ing form of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

 

We will return to our outdoor practice location
in McLean Central Park
on the first Saturday in April, rain or shine.

 

The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Study Center 
of the Washington, DC Metro Area

703-759-9141, days   

Contact W. D. Conner via Email


 

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