What to expect
- Restore your body to physical and spiritual balance with Taiji
- Discover unique relaxation techniques using mediation and your body's natural energy
- Fix ailments like neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Calm and center your racing thoughts
|Mon, Sep 25||7:00pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Dec 25||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Dec 25||4:30pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Jan 1||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Jan 1||4:30pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Jan 8||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
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|Mon, Jan 15||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
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|Mon, Jan 22||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Jan 22||4:30pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Jan 29||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Jan 29||4:30pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Feb 5||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
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|Mon, Feb 12||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Feb 12||4:30pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Feb 19||7:00am||3.5 hours||$25.00|
|Mon, Feb 19||4:30pm||3.5 hours||$25.00|
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About this Activity
|Price||$25.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||3.5 hours|
|Rating||2 positive reviews|
About the Teacher
Nathan F.Taiji Martial Arts (Koreatown) October 6, 2016
I have been doing tai chi for 10 years and this is by far the highest level of instruction I have ever received. Master Baek is both deeply practiced and deeply learned and his expertise across multiple domains of theory and practice is immediately evident. I chose to drive several hours to attend my first class, and even though it requires me to completely alter my work schedule for months at a time, I will gladly continue to do so for as long as it is even remotely possible for me--despite the fact that within 10 minutes of the class my thighs were burning like I had just scaled a mountain. Everyone in class was particularly friendly and welcoming, which is certainly not always the case in well established classes. Couldn't recommend this academy any more strongly
Stefanos K.Taiji Martial Arts (Koreatown) February 11, 2015
This is the most authentic Taiji (Tai Chi) I have found, and I have checked out a lot of martial art schools in the LA area (over 40). In fact, when I first came to check out the school I wasn't really thinking about signing up, just wanted to see what kind of Chen style Taiji there was out there. When it comes to martial art schools, I am a real skeptic.
I have been studying martial arts off and on since I was 6, but after one class, my legs were shaking, I was sweating, and I wasn't sure I could go on. And I hadn't done much but stand in one place and be adjusted by the teacher. Needless to say, this intrigued me. Funny enough, the following day, my legs were not sore at all. Nor the day after that.
In my opinion, the three most important things to look into when deciding to start training at a martial art school is whether the style is right for you, the lineage is genuine, and the teacher and other students are right for you.
I was looking for a practice that would help invigorate me and support healing rather than deplete me, so Chen style worked for me.
Secondly, the lineage of this school is as legitimate as you will find in Los Angeles. The teacher, Laoshi Bosco Baek, learned directly from Chen Bing, 20th generation representative of the Chen family. I am not one for teacher worship, but the lineage was legitimate in my view.
The most important, is the teacher and school environment. Laoshi Bosco is very patient, and thorough. He clearly has studied this to the level of mastery for himself, and is supportive without watering down the essence of his teachings. He teaches individually in a group setting, so your needs are met and your progress is at your pace. His adjustments make the difference between doing a posture externally, and feeling it internally. It's pretty cool to experience actually.
He speaks English, Korean and Mandarin (which he learned so that he could learn Taiji). He is both a martial artist and a scholar, and his understanding of the body is pretty amazing. Many martial art students idealize their teachers, but let me assure you, this is not that. The man is quietly living his truth, to the highest level, and it permeates in his Taiji, his students, and the community around him.
The other students of the school are welcoming and supportive. With very little ego and competition, it is a great environment to learn and practice in. As a new student, you will first learn the basics from student-teachers, as is traditional in many Chinese martial art systems. Each of the teachers have a great understanding of the basics, and are able to guide you through those first couple months to solidify the foundation of the practice.
On a side note, I ultimately decided to join the school due to some health issues, and I have seen a drastic improvement in my overall health and well being. I have seen many students walk in the door moving stiffly either due to age or illness, who become noticeably healthier after continued practice. This is not a magic pill however. It takes hard work and dedication, and for that reason, it seems it is not for most people. I was looking for a practice that would let me physically practice the healing I was intending within me, and this fit the bill beyond what I could have hoped for. Lest the description of leg pain scare you, know that it does get better after consistent practice.
This is authentic Chen village Taiji, offered openly to anyone who is willing to consistently practice, without added BS or gimmicks. If you are looking for real Taiji, whether for health or martial reasons, this is a great place to check out.