This year we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary. We opened in 1973! Details.
Summer 2013 will be our TENTH season
of FREE Eternal Spring/TAI CHI CLASS in BRYANT
PARK. Wow! Help us celebrate by joining us for WORLD TAI CHI Day - the last Saturday in April (4/27/13). There will be free classes and demos 11:00am - 2:30pm.
Free Eternal Spring Tai Chi classes in Bryant Park begin April 30th. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30am - 8:30am. Until then, come to CK Chu Tai Chi (156 W. 44th Street) for morning
To stay up to date on our Bryant Park
classes, join us on facebook.
Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday,
Starts: First Tuesday in May
Ends: Last Thursday in September
Place: Bryant Park's Fountain Terrace at 41st Street & 6th
Since it first opened in 2004, the Tai Chi Chuan
Center's free morning Eternal Spring & Tai
Chi class has been a popular
summer program in Bryant Park. In 2008, more than 1400 people attended
our most successful program to date, with as many as 56 students in one
class. Attendence has continued to grow. In 2010, a total of 1,884
students attended 44 classes, for an average of 43 per class - a jump
of 26% over last year. Of that total, the ratio of women to men was
3/2. In 2009, the ratio was 2/1, so the guys are catching up fast. This
past year, 2011, class size averaged 44 for a total of 1,952!
Anyone can join the class. We see 10-year-olds
out with 80-year-olds side by side. Many people from around the world
have joined the locals in the heart of Manhattan.
We hope to see you there!
WELCOME TO THE
The Tai Chi Chuan Center is a not-for-profit
organization that promotes health in body, mind, and spirit through the
practice of tai chi and related Chinese healing arts.
Our primary activities are inter-related and span:
Elder Health Programs TCCC
volunteers teach tai
chi at senior centers, community centers, and nursing homes in four of
New York City's five boroughs. We have had enormous success with a
specially developed curriculum that is accessible for all fitness
levels and easy to learn (see below). Please call or email
information about participating, either to receive elder health classes
or to volunteer.
Curriculum Development Eternal
Spring Chi Kung is
a simplified system of energy training, born out of Master Chu's
lifelong work practicing and teaching high-level martial arts. Eternal
Spring was specifically developed for seniors, as an easy-to-learn set
of exercises to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and energy
that would be accessible even to those with physical limitations or
reduced fitness levels. However the low-impact energy and alignment
effects have also made the exercises a popular form of training for
people of all ages, particularly those with specific forms of stress
(e.g. office workers, musicians, martial arts competitors). Please
call or email TCCC for information about Eternal Spring Chi Kung
classes for the public.
Educational Publishing As an
extension of TCCC's
elder health and curriculum development activities, TCCC also develops
and publishes teaching materials. Publications to date include: Eternal
Spring Chi Kung brochure (2004), Eternal Spring Chi
(2004), two-volume Eternal Spring Chi Kung DVD
call or email TCCC for information about purchasing Eternal Spring Chi
Kung print or DVD publications.
Additional Activities TCCC is
engaged a wide
variety of other related activities, including:
- Free tai chi classes in New York City's Bryant Park that are open to
- Public demonstrations, including an annual celebration of World Tai
Chi on the last Saturday in April.
About the Tai Chi Chuan Center
The Tai Chi Chuan Center was founded as a not-for-profit organization
in 2000 by Master C.K. Chu and his martial arts students to bring the
benefits of Tai Chi to a wider public. Early grant support has been
received from prestigious philanthropic organizations including New
York Community Trust, Time Warner Foundation, and Durst Foundation.
Master Chu is also the founder of the CK Chu Tai Chi martial arts
which has been in Times Square since 1973 and is world-famous as one of
the finest tai chi schools in North America.