Tai Chi Jeung

The beginning of Tai Chi Jeung at the 2012 Festival of the Arts

The Tai Chi Jeung class meets Tuesdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am in the second-floor gymnasium of the YWCA West Central Michigan at 25 Sheldon Ave SE in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In our classes we teach standing meditation, breathing exercises, push-hands drills, forms, and self-defense techniques derived from the movements of the forms.

The style of Tai Chi which Master Lee teaches was passed to Sigong Chiu Chuk Kai (趙竹溪) by a Taoist monk named Cheung Man Chau ( “Ten Thousand Autumns”). He was skilled in an art known as “Tai Chi Palm (太極掌)”. Master Chiu had a deep desire to learn this method so he went to find Cheung to learn “Tai Chi Palm”. After Cheung finished teaching him the system, Master Chiu asked his teacher what he should call this method of Tai Chi. Since the mountain on which they practiced was covered with clouds every morning. Cheung said, “Just call it Mor Wan Jeung, which means ‘moving the clouds palm’”. Therefore, “Mor Wan Jeung (摩雲掌)” became a hallmark of the Chuk Kai Tai Chi Praying Mantis system. Thereafter, our instructor, Yen Hoa Lee, inherited the complete system from Sigong Chiu Chuk Kai.

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