Sherry Kent

Legacy Holder & Senior Teacher: I started studying tai chi with Patrick Watson in 1975 in Boston and New York City.  I still remember the moment that Patrick offered to train me as a T’ai Chi teacher!  Over the years he guided me towards becoming an experienced instructor specialized in seeing what is needed next in ...

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Gerrie Sporken

In 1976 I got acquainted with tai chi. I immediately got enthusiastic and still am. For years Patrick Watson was my teacher. He was one the senior students of Prof. Cheng Man-ch’ing, master in the five excellences. I have been teaching in cooperation with the School of T’ai Chi Chuan, currently T’ai Chi Foundation, since 1977 not ...

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Margaret Olmsted

Margaret Olmsted has been with the School of T’ai Chi Chuan/T’ai Chi Foundation since 1976. She started studying with Patrick Watson in New York City, and under his guidance became an apprentice teacher and then, over the years, a senior teacher. She has taught at trainings both in the United States and Europe, teaching the...

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Pat Gorman

Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., has studied and taught Five Element Acupuncture and T’ai Chi for most of her life. She began her T’ai Chi studies at Chinese Medical Doctor and T’ai Chi Master Professor Cheng Man Ching’s Shr Jung studio, with Patrick Watson in 1973; She graduated from Tai Sophia in 1983, and...

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Our New Teaching Forum

Welcome to the Tai Chi Foundation’s new Teaching Forum. This forum (set up as a blog) is  for TCF members who want to post articles that inspire a sharing of points of view on teaching tai chi. Postings can be both original content and re-postings from other sources. To submit articles, please send your material to blog@taichifoundation.org

Please respect the proprietary nature of the material shared on this forum by not  re-posting articles that appear here  without the express permission of the authors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is tai chi chuan?

Tai chi chuan is an ancient exercise that embodies China’s most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. It offers true harmony between body and mind. In Chinese, tai chi means “supreme ultimate.”

Based on softness and awareness rather than force and resistance, tai chi chuan (also referred to as tai chi, taiji, or taijiquan) has been recognized for centuries as a method of self-cultivation and an unexcelled form of self defense.

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