Rolly Brown's

Bucks County Tai Chi

Thanks for your interest in the Tai Chi courses at Int'l School of Shiatsu in Doylestown. A new beginner's class will start on Thursday evenings at 6:30 beginning September 25th .

The class will meet once every week on Thursdays, at 6:30 p.m., for an hour.
You may reserve a place for this upcoming beginner's class by sending a non-refundable deposit of $40, or full payment of $150 ($40 of which is non-refundable) for a block of ten consecutive weeks. If you send a deposit, the balance is due on the first night of class.

The current schedule of ongoing classes for experienced students is below.

For info on the class and on registration, see the Tai Chi Information Letter.
For information on Tai Chi in general, and on our approach at Bucks County Tai Chi, see Rolly's Tai Chi Page. Below is our class schedule and description. For answers to any questions, or info on observing a class, call 215-257-8737 or Email rolly@rollybrown.com



Classes held in Doylestown at

Int'l School Of Shiatsu,
in The Landmark Bldg.
10 So. Clinton St.
(Corner of Clinton, Court, and State Sts., Doylestown PA)


Form Classes

(In these classes, students are taught all together or in small groups, sequentially learning the solo form.) $150 per 10 week session.

Monday Evenings

Level 2: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays Evenings

Level 3: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (until September)
Beginner: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (starting September 25th)


Mindfulness

Advanced Tai Chi Classes

(Once the form memorization process is completed, students move to this class, in which the raw movements are refined to follow the principles and subtleties of correct Tai Chi body mechanics. This 60 minute class may include form corrections, martial applications, qigong, and additional exercises.) $17 p/class, or $150 p/session (10 consecutive classes)

Thursdays Evenings

7:45-8:45 p.m.



Playfulness


Push-Hands Classes

(These classes, open to all Tai Chi players, teach the two-person exercises for martial sensitivity which help develop the Tai Chi skills of yielding, root, and issuing power.) $135 per 10 week session. (Instructor permission required.)

Monday evening: 7:45-8:45 p.m.



Form Application Classes

(This class can be done along with form refinement class, or after studying refinements for a time. It teaches the martial applications of the movements of the form. This knowledge is necessary in order to understand the "energetics" of Tai Chi, whether you're interested in meditation or self-defense.)

Not currently scheduled



San Shou Classes

(Free-fighting: Applying Tai Chi Principles to free-hand fighting with 16 oz. gloves and mouthpiece. Instructor permission required.) not currently scheduled.

Private Classes available by appointment

$65 p/hr ($80 for 2 students)
$35 p/half hour


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Beginners Class Information

Thanks for your interest in the Tai Chi courses at Int'l School of Shiatsu in Doylestown. A new beginner's class will start on Thursday, September 25th.

The class meets once every week for an hour, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings.
You may reserve a place for this upcoming beginner's class by sending a non-refundable deposit of $40, or full payment of $150 ($40 of which is non-refundable) for a block of ten consecutive weeks. (If you send a deposit, the balance is due on the first night of class.)

You may also pay online, using the Paypal link below, with either your credit card or Paypal. A small service charge is included to offset Paypal charges. Use the drop-down menu to choose full payment or deposit.

Full Payment or Deposit

Paying by check? Please make checks payable to "Rolly Brown",

and send to:

Rolly Brown
612 Washington Ave.
Sellersville PA 18960

Classes are held at:

Int'l School of Shiatsu,
10 So. Clinton St., Ste. 300,
Doylestown PA 18901

This building is also called the Landmark Building, and is at the meeting of Court, State and Clinton Streets. We're on the third floor.
We teach Master William C.C. Chen's 60 movement short form of Yang family Tai Chi Chuan. (Long forms usually have 108 or 128 movements.) This style derives from Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching, who was the last disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu, creator of the consistently slow-motion style widely practiced throughout the world today.

Master Chen, my primary teacher, was a senior disciple of Prof. Cheng's, and he is himself one of the most famous and influential Tai Chi masters of our generation. He is noted for emphasizing the subtle principles of relaxation which make Tai Chi a profound vehicle for the promotion of health and longevity, and also for preserving the martial viability of Tai Chi, for those who wish to study the self-defense aspect of this enigmatic art.
While some students will be content with a beginning series of classes, others will fall in love with this art, and they should know that learning the whole 60 movement form usually takes about one year, and that's just the beginning. For advanced students, we offer classes in form refinement, push hands, Tai Chi Sword, and Tai Chi Boxing.
No special clothing is required for Tai Chi, but wear something loose and comfortable. Chinese slippers are considered the most appropriate footware, but stocking feet or any flat-soled non-street shoes may work just fine for you. The Shiatsu Center asks that we wear no street shoes, and no bare feet.

If you have further questions regarding any of our Tai Chi classes, feel free to give me a call at 215-257-8737 or Email rolly@rollybrown.com.

Best wishes,

Rolly Brown