Introduction to Tai Chi

When:
April 29, 2019 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
2019-04-29T17:45:00-04:00
2019-04-29T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
Breezeway Yoga Studio
4830 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
USA
Cost:
$120 for the 8 week series
Contact:
Russell Sauls

Introduction to Chen Style Tai Chi


You are invited to join Lao Shi (“Teacher”) Russell Sauls in the practice of traditional Chen Village Style Tai Chi. Come enjoy a unique approach to Health, Fitness, Meditation, and, at the intermediate level, Self-Defense.

Russell has practiced Qigong & Tai Chi for 38 years. He has taught hundreds of Knoxvillians these arts, & he is delighted to now be a part of the “Breezeway experience”. Russell’s Tai Chi classes are excellent therapies for those individuals who in high-stress life situations and are likely to enhance athletic performance in other day-to-day activities & sports. Russell is a past United States Chinese Martial Arts Council national champion for Tai Chi & Ba Gua Zhang (an sister art of Tai Chi)

About Master Russell Sauls:

  • 50th year practicing Martial Arts
  • Specializing in Tai Chi & Baguazhang for the last 39 years
  • Chen Style Taijiquan
  • Wu StyleTaijiquan
  • Fu Zhensong Style Baguazhang
  • Yin Fu Style Baguazhang
  • Mizong Lohan Chuan
  • Qi Gong

Master Russell SaulsUS Chinese Martial Arts Council National Champion

  • 1st Place – Wu Style TaiChi
  • 1st Place – Baguazhang

USKA Grand Nationals

  • 1st Place – Chinese Weapons (Bagua Sword)
  • 1st Place – Chinese Empty-Hand Forms

Russell has trained with Chen Tai Chi Master Wang Haijun since 2003:

  • All-China National Tai Chi Champion
  • 1st Place Empty-Hand Form, Sword, and Push Hands (3 consecutive years)

 



Russell Sauls is offers Level 2 Tai Chi at Breezeway and Level 1 Tai Chi at Balanced You Studios, 6712 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Maximum of 8 participants.

Private Lessons are available. For more information, email whirlingstillness@gmail.com


 Qi Gong is the Chinese art of Life Force Cultivation. The Level 1 practices that Russell teaches consist of 4 components:

(1) Ba Duan Jin (“8 Brocades” or “8 Treasures”)    

This set of exercises is documented to be at least 2300 years old. Connective tissue stiffness is replaced with youthful pliability. Helps to clear stagnation of Qi. 

(2) Dantien (“Field of Precious Elixir”) Qigong.   Major Qi centers are awakened & balanced via breath training, visualizations, & mindful movement. 

(3) Joint releases. A set of circular movements handed down from Tai Chi masters that release bound energy of the joints. 

 

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