24 Step Taiji
with Ron Davis and assistant teachers

The world's most popular style of Taiji (Tai Chi)

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This annual 12 week class begins February 4, 2020.
Don't delay. Get a jump on spring!

Update March 3:
There are a few openings in the 2nd Half for continuing students
and those who have previously taken the first half.

Registration deadline is March 19.
For inquires please email Dr. Ron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Dates:
1st Half - February 4, 11,18, 25, March 3, 10. $90 postmarked before 01/30/20.
2nd Half - March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28. $90 postmarked before 03/19/20.

Special Offer: $165 for 1st AND 2nd halves if paid in full before 01/30/2020.

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2118 S. Third Ave, Bozeman.

Pre-registration is required. See "How To Register" below.

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Marsha, Ron, Brad and Mike are looking forward to seeing you in class.

4 teachers + 12 sessions + 18 hours of instruction = the best way to learn Taiji!

Please note: Ron will be out of town on Feb 11 and March 10. Those classes will be led by Mike, Brad and Marsha.

 

 The 24 STEP TAIJI FORM IS A SHORT VERSION OF YANG STYLE TAIJIQUAN long form. The shorter version contains most of the moves of the long form but deletes much of the repetition. This newer form of taiji is practiced by millions of people around the world as a gentle yet stimulating exercise. FYI: "Taiji" (tie gee) is the modern spelling of "Tai Chi".

5dcc92bc fa15 4337 b827 883fd63a376dEach 90 minute class will focus on learning the entire 24 Step Taiji form in sequence, with one class building on the previous classes. An instructional DVD of me doing the form will be available for home practice. Most sessions will have qigong exercises that enhance the meditative aspect of taiji, some easy conditioning exercises for flexibility and strength, and push hands play with a partner for fun and understanding why we do what we do in taiji.

I will send email articles for students to read between classes. These will explain the principles and benefits of doing taiji practice.They will motivate you to pracice at home. We'll have some in class discussions about the Taiji Classics and how the principles of taiji apply to everyday life.

"This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance
and may be the perfect exercise for the rest of your life."
Harvard Medical School Health Publications

a9944fb0 89ee 43d3 8b60 36678ea7f02fI first learned the long form of taiji in 1986. After several years of practice and learning other forms, I discovered the new 24 Step Taiji in workshops with several taiji masters. Eventually grandmaster Shouyu Liang became my main teacher. While I respect the tradition of all major taiji schools (Yang, Chen, Sun, Wu), I always come back to the simple but profound form of 24 Step Taiji.

This form, and its supplemental trainings, have been my most consistent type of exercise for thirty years. My body is loose and connected; my mind is clear and calm, and I get "that taiji feeling" of smooth flowing energy after my practice.  I enjoy doing taiji (even in the snow) and I love teaching it to others so that they too can benefit from this amazing "meditation in motion" that is also an "internal martial art". 

"Although qigong and taiji are excellent fitness activities
for beginners and people with health conditions,
elite athletes also benefit from doing the slow movements
because everyone needs better balance and muscle control."
WebMD/fitness


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Taiji is one of three Chinese internal martial arts (others are bagua and xingyi). "Internal" means it depends more on the grounding, focus and equanimity of the practitioner rather than on external muscular strength and aggression. The original training benefits that enhanced the warrior's health are the primary goals of modern taiji practice: better balance, leg strength, joint flexibility and body coordination. Practicing the martial applications with a partner gives meaning to the form.

 

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Taiji is often called a "moving meditation" because it embodies many of the aspects found in sitting meditation. When doing taiji, the meditative qualities of mindfulness, attention, and intention guide the body through the slow fluid movements of the form. This unity of mind and body is achieved by the constant interplay of yin and yang. The yin aspects of reception and inward movement are always balanced by the yang traits of projection and outward motion.The result is "that taiji feeling" of strength, alert relaxation, and profound wellbeing.

 

 

 Ron taiji salute revised. jpegPlease join me for a fun and healthy start to 2020! For more information on Taiji please click here. If you have any questions please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 How to Register.
Print the Registration Form here.
Fill it out and send it with a check made payable to Ron Davis to
2715 Axtell Anceny Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718

Class size is limited - register soon to ensure enrolllment!
Please note the DEADLINES indicated above.