| The City of Lakes Tai Chi (COLTC) school is located in Minneapolis, MN. Several charter members of the school have completed the entire Yang curriculum including all solo forms, two-person forms, as well as sword, spear and saber solo and partner forms.
Our school also has a heavy emphasis on push hands (Tui Shou). The symbiotic relationship between form, applications and the comprehension of the 25 primary Yang Tai Chi energies allows for a rich learning experience in an informal and friendly environment.
Yang style Tai Chi is characterized by it's widely practiced forms. Posture is upright, and movements during the form are smooth, slow and articulate. Relaxation of body and mind along with the cultivation of concentration and intent are the initial objectives of form work. As the sequence of forms is memorized, students can move into the comprehension of the inner essence of the art including applications, internal structural awareness, and internal energy awareness.
(October Tai Chi Saber Seminar 2012)
(some members of our school after a recent sword seminar)