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Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Dmitri on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:44 am

Hi all,

A friend has moved there, living in the downtown area (Pioneer Square), and he's interested in tai chi or other internal work. Took a few classes with us in Atlanta, I think we've "spoiled" him enough so that he wouldn't get doped into silk pajamas and smoke-in-mirrors and qi balls... :) But still very much a beginner of course, albeit quite talented and persevering (and a very nice guy), so any pointers towards good IMA people would be appreciated.

I saw the other thread (Seattle IMA), but was wondering if there are other specific pointers to tai chi (any style). He's not as "martially-crazy" as many here ;D, so as long as it's quality bodywork, it should be fine.

Based on that "other thread", I specifically recommended to him the following:
I am... wrote:There is a nice group that trains Daito Ryu style body work (as taught by forum member Bodywork/Dan Harden and Howard Popkin I believe) in Bellevue area.
I've PMed 'I am...' re. the contact info.

Also suggested looking into ILC.

Thanks in advance,
Dmitri
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Tom on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:13 pm

These are within walking distance from Pioneer Square.

Solid form instruction here: http://www.yijiaowushu.com

Good instruction, exposure to a wider variety of arts (including taiji), and some push-hands, sparring and sanda as well: http://www.wudangdanpai.com/

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North of downtown (bus ride, driving or bike if he's not afraid of hills), Ryan Schoelerman does a good job with I Liq Chuan and also has exposure to Dan Harden's work:
https://www.facebook.com/SeattleILC

The DR Ginjukai group also works a little with Dan's stuff and meets Friday evenings at Aikido Eastside. That is generally going to mean a drive. [email protected]
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby shawnsegler on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:46 pm

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You behind the wheel
And me the passenger
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Tom on Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:05 pm

Good reminder, Shawn. Jake Burroughs also teaches Sun taijiquan, and students would benefit from the book and DVDs by Tim Cartmell that Jake helped with.
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Dmitri on Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:34 pm

Thanks guys
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Yugen on Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:20 pm

Tom wrote:
North of downtown (bus ride, driving or bike if he's not afraid of hills), Ryan Schoelerman does a good job with I Liq Chuan and also has exposure to Dan Harden's work:
https://www.facebook.com/SeattleILC



Thanks for the mention Tom.

Dmitri,

Terry Neil trains with me and does daytime private lessons on Wu style, Bagua and xingyi as well
http://daoistfightingarts.com/
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Dmitri on Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:29 pm

Thanks, will pass it on.
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Re: Tai Chi in Seattle

Postby Tom on Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:09 pm

I didn't know Terry is actively teaching, Ryan. Good reminder.
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