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New class this summer at the Academy of Martial & Internal Arts

  Introduction to Tai Chi Basics 4 Wednesdays, 6-7 pm July 10-July 31 Academy of Martial Arts 1570 Soquel Dr. (across from Dominican Hospital) tuition: $65 Instructors: Ted Mancuso & Narrye Caldwell In this 4 session class, you will get … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Sword Class

Sorry. This class filled up quickly and is now closed. Let me know if you’d like to be on the mailing list for the next offering.   Tai Chi Straight Sword–Basics Wednesdays 6-7 pm for 8 weeks April 10-May 29 … Continue reading

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Tai Chi For Health: Deepen Your Practice

New Class Starting October 17, 2018 This 6 week class, co-taught by Ted Mancuso and Narrye Caldwell, is a perfect way to improve your Tai Chi skills, and take your practice to the next level. Not only will you have … Continue reading

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What you should know before you start a Tai Chi class

I love teaching Tai Chi, and I especially love introducing this beautiful health promoting martial art to beginners. But many people start out with some ideas that are not only wrong, but prevent them from sticking with the practice long … Continue reading

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Tips on how to memorize a form

Many of my beginning Tai Chi students complain that they find it difficult to memorize the form. Here are some tips from my own teacher, Sifu Ted Mancuso, who has over 40 years of Kung Fu experience and still accurately … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Sword Training

A strange and beautiful image arises as I sit in meditation. I see a shining steel blade glistening in the sun, beads of water dancing along its edge. The steel becomes a blade of grass, then a bamboo leaf. The … Continue reading

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Why I Practice Tai Chi

It is 6:30 a.m. and I’d rather stay in bed. I struggle up. I’m a little stiff and can’t yet imagine any activity except tea and staring out the window for a while. I grant myself the pleasure of one … Continue reading

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