Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 pm HST
Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm HST
Saturdays 8:30-9:30 am HST
*In-person classes resuming in 2022
on Thursdays & Saturdays Only
This class is presented like the soft curve of a circle – you can join in anywhere along its path, beginner or experienced practitioner. Regular practice, of course, yields the greatest benefits. Students also often notice immediate life improvements within a month of beginning T’ai Chi Ch’uan.
As you practice, your heart rate may start to lower. You will no doubt find a greater sense of calm – while simultaneously feeling more alert. The many moves that cross the midline of your body will stimulate your brain and entire nervous system. Your memory is enhanced as you learn the sequence of moves.
The Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan Dr. Wong teaches was restored after the Cultural Revolution by masters of the tradition when China decided to recognize T’ai Chi Ch’uan as one of their unique cultural treasures. This form consists of 24 basic moves, performed in a slow, grounded manner. Dr. Wong includes in the middle of the class exercises and elements from various martial and healing practices, and concludes with a final practice of the 24 move sequence.
Questions are always welcome, and students will find many applications to their daily experience bubbling up from this practice.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to continue to offer in-person classes, Still & Moving Center will require all in-person students to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48-hours of the date of visit to the studio. Please bring your vaccine card (photocopy or photo are also acceptable) or negative test result with you to verify with the front desk prior to your next in-person class. Verification of vaccine status will be noted so that you will only need to show your vaccine card once. We will not store a visual record of your personal information.
The vaccination or testing requirement is only one part of helping keep our community safe and healthy. All other protocols still stand: You will be temperature checked and expected to maintain masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing at all times. Please bring your own yoga mat and props if possible (rentals available). If you have symptoms of COVID 19, please refrain from attending.
Dr. Wong Kai Ming
In Dr. Wong Kai Ming’s words, “Seek only harmony in spirit, as there is no honor in domination or control, there is no need to fight unless we allow it emotionally or physically.” Dr. Wong encourages his students to find strength and sensitivity in body mechanics, proper thought and mindset to support the mind-body systems, and an open connection to spirit. He embraces transformation of spirit-mind-body relationships, as an enthusiastic student of the martial arts and various other Asian arts, such as Fengshui, study of the I Ching, and a Japanese form of astrology.
Dr. Wong has been teaching Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan over two decades and holds a masters certificate in Chin Na, under Grandmaster Kam Jun Wai who taught “win without fighting”. Inspired by Taoist and Buddhist influences, he enjoys applying martial arts concepts to daily life and his medical practice, observing the benefits of resonating energy modalities as his patients recover from surgery. When challenged, he blends Eastern and Western disciplines to bring forth truth, knowledge, and wisdom.
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