Head Instructor:   Wonchull Park     wpark@princeton.edu    609.520.8423

Affiliated Instructors in Branch Schools (for info follow the links or email replacing [at] to @)

Ying Lu                      New York City Branch                            yingtaichi[at]yahoo.com

Michael Bergman     Fairless Hills, PA  Branch                      nwataichi[at]yahoo.com

Andrew Li                 Glen Gardner, NJ Branch                       a.w.li[at]comcast.net

Frank Malinowski     East Windsor, NJ Branch                       fam[at]princeton.edu  

Steve Fithian            Bordentown, NJ Branch                           stevenb50[at]verizon.net

David Noonan         Trenton,  NJ Branch                                 gravestaichi[at]yahoo.com

Donna Liu                WuweiTaichi-YWCA                                  donnamliu[at]gmail.com

Tom Lupich             Langhorne, PA Branch                           truthman.truthman[at]verizon.net

Aaron Craelius        Kingston, NJ  Branch                               aaroncraelius[at]gmail.com

Anita Adhitya          Perth,  Australia  Branch                          wuwei.anita[at]gmail.com

Lior Silberman        Vancouver, Canada  Branch                    lior3.1415[at]gmail.com

Chris Traina            Newport Beach, CA  Branch                    ctraina81[at]hotmail.com

Bill Morone               Falls Township, PA  Branch                    moronetaichi[at]gmail.com

Bob Kopp                  Highland Park, NJ  Branch                      taichi[at]bobkopp.net

Daniil Zavlunov        Saratoga Springs, NY   Branch               garmoniya23[at]yahoo.com

Telma Sinicio           Sao Paulo,  Brazil  Branch                       telmasinicio[at]gmail.com

Rachata Muneepeerakul  Phoenix, AZ   Branch                     rachato[at]hotmail.com

Victor YungChau Sha        Las Vegas, NV  Branch                 victor_sha[at]msn.com

Jason Kim                            Clinton, NJ  Branch                        3jason.y.kim[at]gmail.com

Kei Sing Wong                    Hamilton, NJ  Branch                     k_wong[at]yahoo.com

Rahul Subramaniam          Fremont, CA  Branch                     gestalt.rahul[at]gmail.com

Francis Kwok-Ho Yeung   Matawan, NJ  Branch                    yeungc88[at]yahoo.com

John Schreij             Rotterdam, Netherlands  Branch             johnschreij[at]gmail.com

Sanela Solak           Plainsboro, NJ  Branch                            sanelasolak[at]gmail.com

Boris Lekht              South Brunswick, NJ  Branch                   blekht[at]yahoo.com

Alexis Satomi Furuichi        Eugene, Oregon  Branch             sfuruich[at]uoregon.edu

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Classes in Princeton University ( 2014 PU Tai Chi Club Brochure )

    [These classes are for Princeton University Students and staff.]

  1. *Wednesdays  8 - 9:30pm     Tai Chi      in Dillon Gym

       (Spring Semester 2014:  Register at http://www.princeton.edu/campusrec/online-registration/  )

  1. *Thursdays      5:30 - 7pm     Tai Chi Club practice  at the Friend Center

                         

* Sundays   10am - 12pm   Tai Chi Club Class and practice session at Carl Fields Center


Classes open to public (these are ongoing year-round)

  1. *Saturdays  at 15 Aldgate Court, Princeton (Map)

   10am - 11:30am    Yang Taiji

* Sundays  at the Carl Fields Center, Princeton (Map)

   10am - 11am        Chen Taiji

   11am - 12noon     Pushhands, Applications, Sword, Spear

* Tuesdays  at 15 Aldgate Court, Princeton (Map)

   8pm - 9:30pm      Chen,  Wu Taiji


Fee schedule for public classes

For 1 class a week

   $30 per month [$15 for full time students (e.g., college, high school students)]

For each additional class per week

   $20 per month [$10 for full time students]

Single class $20 [$10 for full time students]


Private lesson rate; for one or two persons

$50/hour [$25/hour for full time students]

For two persons, each pays a half of above.


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Introduction to Taiji

Taiji is a traditional martial art and health exercise based on Taoist philosophy that

emphasizes deep relaxation of mind and body. The form practice helps one to achieve

this by developing greater awareness of 'here and now', in addition to developing

supple strength and balance. Through self-defense applications, students experience

how deep relaxation leads to optimal action, and can apply this idea to other physical

disciplines and to enhance everyday life. Because it does not rely on brute force,

Tai Chi is a rare example of an art of self-defense that can be used effectively against

physically much stronger opponents.


Some more info in Princeton University Taichi Club Website

* Videos of Chen, Yang, and Wu barehand forms we teach

* Feedback from students in Princeton U class

Taichi form names

* Chen Taichi Xiaojia first form names

* Chen Sword form names

Demo by Princeton U Taichi Club Students

* Barehand, sword, and spear forms

(at International Festival, 20MB windows media .wmv file)

(Music was used only for demo purpose at the festival's request.)

* Sword form (30MB  windows media .wmv file)


Some info about Wonchull Park (Won Park, Wonchul Park, Won Chul Park)

I have been teaching Taiji for the past 23 years. Although I work as a physicist, Taiji with

related philosophies is my deep passion. My Chen Taiji teacher is Master Chen

Peishan, 20th generation successor of Chen Taiji, and the Chairman of International Society of Chen Taiji. His Taiji is called Xiaojia form of Chen Taiji, and it is softer and

more internal than more commonly seen Dajia form of Chen Taiji. My Wu style teacher

is Master Zhang Yun, the Head of Yin Cheng Gong Fa Association North America, who

is a senior student of the late Grandmaster Wang Peisheng (Yin Cheng Da Shi), the

previous Leader of Northern Wu style Taiji. My Yang form is of the Cheng Manching

style, having learned from three of the late Professor Cheng's students. I have also

learned much on Taiji and Qigong from Master Yan Gaofei.

I approach Taiji as a unifying discipline of martial art, philosophy, health/healing

exercise, and everyday life methods. One reason why I like Taiji is that it helps all

aspects of life, for example, learning effective martial movements also helps even

mundane movements like walking, and vice versa. Much of Taiji philosphy is of Daoist

nature. Not doing unnecessary things is central for effective doing. For example,

relaxation is more of not doing than doing, and in turn relaxation is central for effective

Taiji movements. My school is called WuweiTaiji. Wuwei is a term appearing repeatedly

in Laotzu's Daode-jing, and it can be translated as 'doing by not doing'.

The WuweiTaiji school is also American Branch of ISCT (International Society of Chen

Taiji). Masters Chen Peishan and Chen Peiju are the Chairs and I am a member of the

board of Directors of ISCT.

I also do Acupressure (Shiatsu). It complements Taiji well with the common

acupuncture theory.


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Links


Master Chen Peishan, Master Chen Peiju (ISCT)

   www.chen-taijiquan.com

   www.taijixiaojia.com

   www.chenpeiju.com

Master Zhang Yun (YCGF)

   www.ycgf.org

Master Yan Gaofei

   www.swordsparring.com

Princeton University Taiji Club

   www.princeton.edu/~taichi




                     Wuwei Tai Chi School,  Princeton, Mercer County, Central New Jersey, USA