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Tai Chi has become known worldwide for effectiveness in improving Health and Quality of Life. It is at once a study of movement and a meditative martial art. It was developed in China before the 12th century and can be seen today in parks all over the world; a slow motion exercise routine practiced together by millions of people every morning. The Tai Chi taught by Daniel Lee is known as Wu Style Tai Chi, Practical Tai Chi Chuan, and Wudang Tai Chi Chuan.

“Tai Chi leads to more vigor and energy, greater flexibility, balance, mobility, and an improved sense of wellbeing.” – Peter M. Wayne, PhD, Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.


Benefits of Tai Chi:

  • Stress Reduction

  • Immune System – to improve the functioning of your Immune System.

  • Heart – to strengthen your Heart, lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and to improve blood circulation and blood sugar metabolism.

  • Lungs – to improve breathing and your Respiratory Health.

  • Bones – to maintain and strengthen your bones and to improve your postural alignment.

  • Nerves and Muscles – to relieve stress and pain, reduce inflammation, and to relax and strengthen your physical body.

  • Flexibility & Balance – to loosen up your joints, tendons, and muscles. And to maintain and improve your balance.

  • Energy – to increase your energy levels.

  • The Mind – relax the mind, sharpen your ability to focus your attention, and improve your sense of Wellbeing and Quality of Life.



      Tai Chi Form:

      is what you may typically associate with Tai Chi. It is the best place to start if you are looking to optimize your Health and Quality of Life. The Tai Chi Form is a slow motion routine of continuous and flowing movement, and is known as the Hand Form.

      • Beginning Tai Chi Form: The beginner Tai Chi Form is called the Square Form. It helps you to develop the foundation of Tai Chi movement; which includes correct posture, stance, and coordination.


      • Advanced Tai Chi Form: The Advanced Tai Chi Form is called the Round Form. Advanced students learn to make the techniques of the Tai Chi Form flow with more circular movement and details.


      • Tai Chi Weapons Forms:

        are lively and beautiful sequences of movement. These forms are for people who would like to include a more active exercise, or if you are interested in practicing Tai Chi as a Cultural Art. The Tai Chi System includes the three traditional Martial Arts Weapons.

        • Sword Form: The Sword Form is sophisticated and elegant. The straight sword has two sharp edges. It is the most elaborate form to learn.

        • Saber Form: The Saber Form expresses strength and agility. The Saber is a sword with one sharp edge. The form is lively and relatively easy to learn.


          • Spear Form: The movements of the Spear Form express precision and coordination. The form is relatively short, and can be learned fairly quickly.


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Tai Chi Self-Defense:

Although most people practice Tai Chi for Health and relaxation, the system also includes courses for those who are interested in learning how to apply the techniques of the form in Self-Defense, or if you would like to include a more dynamic exercise. Daniel Lee offers Self-Defense in a relaxed and noncompetitive environment. The emphasis is on mental focus, dynamic exercise, and fun.


  • Pushing Hands: involves training with a partner while remaining in contact. Generally, one person gives an impulse by pushing with the hand(s), and the partner learns how to neutralize the force and how to respond. Practitioners gain important skills including coordination, footwork, balance, distance, timing, and the ability to sense and understand another person’s movement.

  • Tai Chi Self-Defense: is known as Tai Chi San Shou. Students learn the applications of the movements in the Tai Chi Form (Hand Form). Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art; meaning we do not use force against force. Instead, we learn to neutralize force, and to create an advantage out of disadvantage. Real Tai Chi San Shou is difficult to find. Very few teachers know how to teach it since most lineages have lost the knowledge. Master Cheng Tin Hung, Daniel Lee’s Grand Master, was one of the only Tai Chi masters in the modern era to compete in, and to train winning teams of Tai Chi Martial Artists against various styles of Martial Arts in full contact competition.



Tai Chi Internal Strength Training (Tai Chi Nei Kung):

Tai Chi Internal Strength Training is known as Tai Chi Nei Kung. The movements have specific health, meditative, and internal martial aspects. Tai Chi Nei Kung boosts the immune system, makes the body strong, and cultivates the ability to use trained force or “Jing”. Although few Tai Chi lineages offer some form of Internal Strength Training, authentic Tai Chi Nei Kung has become lost by most lineages. It includes a complete 12 movement Yin Set and a 12 movement Yang Set. Tai Chi Internal Strength Training requires a more intensive commitment from the student, and is reserved for students who have learned multiple aspects of Tai Chi. Daniel Lee is one of only a few people who know how to teach Tai Chi Nei Kung authentically.





Qigong is a health exercise for maintaining and improving your Health, and to relax the body and mind. Health Benefits can be for general health of the body and the organs, or for specific ailments. The health benefits for Qigong are essentially the same as for Tai Chi. It originated in China over 2,000 years ago. Daniel Lee’s Qigong classes include a variety of practices as taught by the masters he has learned from, including Grand Master Mantak Chia.


Qigong Exercise: is what you may typically associate with Qigong, and is easy to learn. It is the best place to start for beginners, especially if you are looking to optimize your Health and Quality of Life. Qigong Exercise generally includes simple repeated movements or fixed postures while standing, sitting, or lying. The Beginning Qigong Class explores various forms of Qigong Exercise.

Qigong Meditation: includes meditative techniques to increase the quality of your energy and your energy levels. It gives you practical tools to relax the mind, cultivate balance, and to be centered. The Advanced Qigong Class includes Qigong Meditation as well as new topics in Qigong Exercise. The class aims to further optimize the development of the body and the mind.