Tai Chi

Wu Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art that cultivates internal energy while offering health benefits of increased energy, better circulation, flexibility, balance, and body awareness.

The Wu Style form of Tai Chi emphasizes beginning all movement from the internal core rather than from the external parts of the body. It is often referred to as meditation in motion because internal discipline is essential to effective practice.

The Wu Style practiced at Nibukikan is lead by Lin-Yi Maslin, daughter of Grand Master Young Wabu, who learned from the legendary Tai Chi Master Wu Chien Chuan in Hong Kong in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Grand Master Young Wabu passed away on April 18, 2005 at age of 101 in Rochester, NY, but his legacy continues through the teaching of his daughters, Lin-Yi and Sonia.

A more detailed biography of Grand Master Young Wabu is available here.

Beginning Tai Chi classes at Nibukikan are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. Advanced classes are held on Fridays from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. The beginning class is always accepting of new students, and we invite anyone interested to visit a class and ask questions.

The cost of attending Tai Chi is $50 a month. We accept checks, cash, and major credit cards.

If you have any questions about Tai Chi, contact Austin at austinpstahl@gmail.com.

List of Tai Chi Steps.