TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF THE USA, Columbus Branch
The Columbus Branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA has classes at the Delaware Senior Centers, Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, St, Stephens Church in Columbus, the Grady Life Center (Grady Hospital) in Delaware, the Shawnee Hills Civic Association building, the Reynoldsburg Senior Center and the Dublin Recreation Center. We have been in our current space at 43 E. Home St. in Westerville since 2006
We currently have approximately 180 active members in the Branch. Our easy going atmosphere includes several social events such as the Dragon Boat Festival, the Autumn Moon Festival, a Holiday open house and Chinese New Year celebrations. We also enjoy working together on projects to "help others".
Individuals from the public are welcome to attend, watch, and participate at the many Introductory and Beginning Classes we schedule throughout the year (see our Class Schedule listed separately at this web site). Usually, the first class includes a demonstration, discussion, and Q & A session about the Taoist Tai Chi Societies® internal arts of health.
In the mean time you are welcome to watch our founder Master Moy do the Tai Chi Set at this link.
We welcome contact from groups interested in arranging for a demonstration and discussion of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health. Call us at (614) 891-5425 for more information or check out the links on the top of the page.
Approach to Instruction
We offer three levels of instruction in the Taoist Tai Chi Society® internal art of Tai Chi Chuan. Our Introductory classes, consisting of instruction in the first 17 moves of the 108 move set, are for those wanting to try Tai Chi Chuan to determine their interest in pursuing the art further. The Beginners class offers basic instruction in the full set and our Continuing classes provide ongoing instruction and practice in refining the moves. In addition, guest instructors from our Canadian and USA National organizations provide us with one-day Intensives and two-day workshops aimed at advancing understanding of the Society and Taoist Arts.
Other Taoist Arts regularly practiced at our Center in Westerville include Taoist Tai Chi Society® internal arts of Lok Hup Ba Fa, Tai Chi Saber, Tai Chi Sword and Hsing-I. We do not yet provide instruction in these arts but our continuing/practice class schedule shows when practices are scheduled.
Trained Volunteer Instructors
In keeping with the aims of the Society, all instructors are volunteers. An accredited Taoist Tai Chi Society® instructor must meet the standards set by Master Moy Lin-Shin, the Society's founder, and continually upgrade his or her knowledge through attendance at regular classes and workshops. For the student, being taught by a volunteer instructor means receiving attention that is motivated by enthusiasm and belief in the benefits of the art.
One of the primary functions of our Intensives and Workshops is to ensure that the same quality and consistency of instruction is available at all locations. Members enjoy the fact that they can visit or transfer to any Taoist Tai Chi Society® Branch and find the same form and manner of instruction as well as the same friendly atmosphere and charitable orientation.