Yang Style Tai Chi, Beginners
Lucy DeGerolamo – Instructor
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Session I: July 12-Aug 30 (no class August 23)
Session II: Sept 6-Oct 18
Tai Chi (taiji) is an ancient martial art that is practiced for health, relaxation and self-defense. We will be studying the Traditional Yang Family Long Form which is characterized by a strong stance, wide circular arms and a gentle flowing movement. Included in our study will be the use of whole body movement, stance work, body structure alignment and breathing.
Classes will broken out into 7 week sessions. Training during each session will be built upon the previous weeks’ classes; so students are encouraged to attend during the entire session.
The Community Center, 84 Roberts Road, Murphy, NC. From 64 West, turn Right onto Tilson Road, then Right onto Roberts Road. Look for the large red metal building on the right.
Bio: Lucy DeGerolamo is a Certified Instructor by the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School. Lucy began her study of Taijiquan and Qigong in 1998. Principle studies include the Yang Family Traditional long form along with Taiji Short Stick, Yang Staff, and various sword forms including Old Style Yang Sword and Baguajian. Two-person interactive studies include San Shou (a two person choreograph set), and Push-hands (Taijiquan sparring). These primary studies have been under the guidance of the three primary teachers of Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School – Kathleen Cusick, Almanzo Lamoureux, and Dr. Jay Dunbar. Lucy has also received instruction from other teachers in the art of Taijiquan: Grandmaster Yang Zhen Duo, Master Yang Jun, Dr. John Painter, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Hermann Kauz, Master Shi, Zheng Zhong, Grandmaster Huang, Chien-Liang and Susanna DeRosa. She is a Certified USCKF International Level I Judge and has served as judge in various tournaments including the United States International Kuoshu Championship Tournament.
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