Mondays 4:00pm HST
Thursdays 6:00pm HST
Saturdays 8:30am HST*
*except 1st Saturdays of the month
1st Saturdays of the month at 8:30am HST
Enjoy a monthly Tai Chi practice outdoors, in nature!
*May 7, 2022 outdoor directions: Meet at St. Louis Heights above Chaminade University: The Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area at the end of Ruth Place.
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The class will be led on a flat paved area just beyond the restrooms above the parking lot. The park opens at 7am and is well shaded.
Kindly, register for this class 24hrs PRIOR to the class date if you wish to attend on the 1st Saturday of each month, In-person and outside.
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.
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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