Class Descriptions

Man performs Tai Chi sport under moonlight. Tai Chi is a old Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Its full name is Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi is a meditation sport for many people living in the modern world. It is similar to kung fu; judo; aikido; taekwondo; Yoga; etc.

Tai Chi & Qigong Fundamentals

This YMCA class focuses on the fundamentals and principles that are critical for laying a foundation for efficient and effective Tai Chi and Qigong practice.  The focus is on exercises and movements that “open up the body” so as to promote health and wellbeing.

Tai Chi Beginners

This class establishes the groundwork for the in-depth and progressive study of Taiji and Qigong.  In addition to foundation exercises, the class introduces students to the Hunyuan 24 form (series of detail choreographed sequential movements).

Tai Chi Advanced

This class builds upon the Qigong and Taiji skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class.  Practice is designed to refine and further develop student knowledge, understanding and execution of these arts.  The class is intended to allow students to reach a deeper level of attainment.

Free Tai Chi at Stumptown Park

This program will return in the spring!  Check back in April 2024 for updates.

Taiji Matthews is partnering with The Town of Matthews Parks and Recreation Department to offer a free series of Tai Chi classes.  The classes will focus on the basics, fundamentals and principles of Tai Chi and Qigong. Classes are suitable for beginners and those with Tai Chi experience.  Registration requested.

Classes & Schedules

Tai Chi Beginners

Tuesday       5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Thursday     5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Tai Chi Advanced

Thursday    7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Saturday     7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Tai Chi & Qigong Fundamentals

Thursday      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Stumptown Park

120 S Trade St
Matthews, NC 28105

Free Tai Chi at Stumptown Park

This program will return in the spring of 2024.  Check back in April for updates.

Most Saturdays
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration requested. Class size limited to 30.

Registration: www.matthewsnc.gov – select Parks and Recreation – select Register for Programs – click Programs - search “TAI CHI”.

Classes at Focus Martial Arts
Tai Chi Beginners - $99 per month
Tai Chi Advanced - $99 per month
There are no contracts.

YMCA classes require a Y membership. After that, there is no additional charge for members.

Private Instruction can be arranged to accommodate the schedule and desired goals of the student.  Many people find that targeted one-on-one instruction leads to rapid advances in skill and knowledge.

Begin Training Today

For more information on classes, reach out to us here in Matthews, North Carolina.