On World Tai Chi Day (April 26th, 2014) we began our 11th season of free Eteral Spring Classes in Bryant Park! Join us Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 7:30 am on teh Fountain Terrace, now until the end of September. On May 3rd, we celebrated our 41st anniversary. Grandmaster Chu founded our school in 1973. At the banquet, we recognized Master Hyland Harris. He will continue instruction at CK Chu Tai Chi. Come try a class!
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.