Tai Chi Classes and instruction - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

I offer an ongoing class through the Capital Ritz Dance Studio in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA.  573-893-7787. Thursday Evenings at 5:30 p.m. This class is for people who are primarily interested in the health benefits of learning Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan. There will more emphasis on the balance and energy flow work than on the martial aspects of the art. However, the essential core of Tai Chi Chuan is martial in nature.

I also offer a much more energetic class in the basics of the modern sport of fencing.  In the arena of wilderness survival, I offer classes in fox walking and nature observation.  While neither of these classes are directly related to Tai Chi, both do share a number of basic body movement skills with Tai Chi.  And, I also offer instruction in fire performance, specifically a partner duel or dance with fire swords, but also some versions of Tai Chi forms done with flaming props.

In addition to the Tai Chi class at the Capital Ritz, I can give private lessons at the Capital Ritz location, your location or my location.  The studio at my location is not quite ready for prime time, but once it is, a schedule of regular classes will be published here.  In the meantime, contact me with the form below for more information.

The current cost for the Capital Ritz class is $7, with discounts for monthly and punch cards that give you access to other classes there. Private lesson costs negotiated after the first session, which is free.

Pedagogy and philosophy